Andy Ruggles has joined PwC LLP as partner in the firm’s national tax technology and compliance practice in Northern California. … Michael Loughlin, a senior executive vice president and chief risk officer at Wells Fargo & Co. in San Francisco has been elected as chair of the Risk Management Association.


Rich Daniele has been selected as tax leader for PwC US Rockies market. He will oversee the firm’s tax practice and lead the continuing growth of the team in the Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah office.


Tina McGrath and Julio Barina have joined the tax team at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. PA, Fort Myers.


Alesia Howell has been promoted to partner at Mauldin & Jenkins LLC, Atlanta. Howell joined the firm in 2009 and specializes in not-for-profits.


Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago, has elected 16 new partners and three new directors throughout the firm. New partners include, Jen Allen, Jay Chung, John Epperson, Scott Ford, Mike Giles, Rhonda Huismann, Jeff Jensen, Ryan Luttenton, Jim O’Laughlin, Robert Parker, Jeff Sacks, Tapan Shah, Joe Tomaszewski, Christine Torres, Lisa Voeller and Brian Zygmunt. New directors include: Eric Durham, Sandy Hofmann and Bret Updegraff.


Kimberly Kennedy has joined Louis T. Roth & Co. as a staff accountant.


Lauren Smith and Tuan Pham have joined Postlethwaite & Netterville, Baton Rouge, as consulting managers. Jason MacMorran, a director at the firm, has been selected to join the 2014 class of the Baton Rouge Area Leadership program.


Hermione Elisee has joined CohnReznick LLP, Baltimore, as a recruiting manager. Elisee will be responsible for recruiting experienced professionals for the firm's mid-Atlantic offices, with a focus on Baltimore. Prior to CohnReznick, Elisee held human resources positions in the Tax and Accounting Business Unit at Thomson Reuters and at McGladrey.


Plante Moran has elected 12 new partners throughout the firm. New partners include Dennis Bagley, Jason Carano, Jason Drake, Mark Heinrich, Hans Kronsbein, Keith Martinez, Lonnie Maxwell-Cook, Carole McNees, Matthew Petrucci, Stacey Reeves, Steve Schick and Jason Widman.


Mindy Krueger and Jason Stalberger were promoted to managers in the tax services group at RubinBrown, St. Louis. Jeffery Sparks, a partner at RubinBrown, received the David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award. The Jewish Federation of St. Louis recognized volunteer leaders in the Jewish community who are 40 years and younger.


Don Shimmin has been promoted to audit manager in the assurance services department at HSMC Orizon LLC, Omaha.


Scott Yoder has joined Smolin Lupin, Fairfield, where he will lead the firm’s recently acquired Strategic Equity Advisors. Yoder specializes in developing and executing divesture strategies for business owners. His work includes mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, company valuations and business modeling. ... Bernard Milano, president and trustee of the KPMG Foundation, and president and board member of The PhD Project and KPMG Disaster Relief Fund, is a recipient of the 2013 American Accounting Association Outstanding Service Award. … Jeff Thomson, who is the president and CEO of IMA in Montville, N.J., has earned the Certified Association Executive credential, granted by the CAE Commission of ASAE.



Manuel Tron has joined Ernst & Young LLP, as the Americas Tax Policy Leader for the global EY organization. Tron has been recognized both in Mexico and internationally as a leader in international tax law. … Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Co. LLP, New York, made several promotions throughout the firm. Diana Lugara, Heather Merklinger and Scott Stern were promoted to managers; Max Aronov, Sharon Siegel, Brian Sosa, Scott White and Evelina Teytelman were promoted to supervisors; Pamela Fischer and Christopher Veros were promoted to seniors; Izabela Drapala, Justin Francis, Anthony Glover, Isaac Hedaya, Tatsiana Martynava and Erica Volpe were promoted to semi-seniors; Michael Agarunov, Alex Berkovich, Nina Kulikovska and

Brian Rosenberg were promoted to experience assistants. … Robert Thee and Jill Scher have joined the tax services group at Gettry Marcus CPA P.C., Woodbury, as senior tax manager and tax manager, respectively.


Robert Bean has joined the Akron, Ohio-based technology solutions provider BCG Systems Inc., as an IT Support Specialist. … Boardman –Gerd Franke was promoted to principal at Hill, Barth & King LLC, Boardman. The firm also made several other promotions throughout the firm: Ben DiGirolamo, Bill Gonda, Justin Buschman, David Mailliard, Jaclyn Thomas, Todd Bryarly and Nick Odille moved up to senior managers. Mike Shea, Amy Arquilla, Nick Walters, Jennifer Mitchell, Edee Adams, Rhonda Czifra and Stephanie Chiarella were promoted to managers. Rocco Cickelli, Kim Lafortune, William Pletcher, Shannon Martin, Greg Stansbury, Anthony Giacalone and Kyle Melewski were promoted to seniors.


Sara Merill has been promoted to manager at Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, Lancaster.


Phillip Cook has joined A.T. Locke, Greenville as a Client Services Coordinator. … William Bossong, Matthew Madden and  George Noonan were recently admitted as the newest shareholders at Elliot Davis LLIC, Greenville.


Stacy Schuettler, a managing partner at Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain P.C., will chair the Consulting Reseller Committee for the Information Technology Alliance. ... Pamela Mantone, a senior manager and forensic specialist with the Decosimo Advisory Services practice of the regional accounting firm Decosimo, Chattanooga, has authored a technical book on forensic accounting. The book, titled Using Analytics to Detect Possible Fraud: Tools and Techniques, is a practical overview of forensic accounting, providing a common source of analytical techniques used for both efficiency and effectiveness in forensic accounting investigations.


Ian Brim, a staff senior at Thompson, Greenspon & Co. P.C., and Valyn Atienza, a staff accountant at the firm, earned their CPA licenses.


Brian Schwartz has joined PwC US as a partner in the Risk Assurance practice in Washington, D.C.

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