Michael Piwowar was sworn into office as an SEC Commissioner by SEC Los Angeles Regional Office Director Michele Wein Layne.  He replaces former Commissioner Troy Paredes who stepped down earlier this month. … Mary Ann Quay, a partner Emerita of Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman LLP, was installed as Glendora Chamber of Commerce President. 


Dawn Cantrell has joined TaxOps as a tax manager in the Lakewood, Colo. Cara Marczewski joined the firm as a tax senior in the Meridian, Colo., office. Amy Rodriquez, joined as a tax specialist for TaxOps Minimization in the Lakewood, Colo.


Kristen Brown, MaryBeth DelVecchia and Guergana Rangatcheva were been promoted to audit senior managers at CohnReznick LLP, Glastonbury. … Professors Steve Glover and Doug Prawitt, from Brigham Young University's School of Accountancy and Sam Ranzilla, Rob Chevalier, and George Herrmann from KPMG LLP received the 2013 Wildman Medal at the recent American Accounting Association.


James Pelletier has been hired as the new director of government audit services at the American Center for Government Auditing a new business plan that was approved by The Institute of Internal Auditors and its North American Board. … Steven Morrison has been promoted to director in the Audit Department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC, Miami. 


Michael Stokke has been promoted to office managing partner in Grant Thornton LLP’s Atlanta practice. Most recently, Stokke worked as the regional tax partner for the Southeast and the assistant office managing partner of the Atlanta practice. … Valerie Simone has been appointed as manager at UHY Advisors Southeast office in its Management & Technology Consulting group. Chris Bean and Valerie Simone, senior managers at the firm, earned their PMP certification. Faten Elemam, a consultant at the firm, earned her PMP certification. James Phelps, a consulting manager, at the firm earned his PMP certification. … Keara Dowling has been promoted to supervisor in Draffin & Tucker LLP’s healthcare practice in the Atlanta office. Robert Cook and Darin Lane were promoted to associate II in the firm’s healthcare practice. 


Elizabeth Snyder has joined Plante Moran, Chicago, as an associate where she will lead the firm’s Regulatory Compliance team. … Paul Glover has joined SolomonEdwards, Chicago, as principal in the firm’s business advisory practice.


Brett Newberger has been promoted to partner at Glass Jacobson, Owings Mills. Newberger joined the firm in November 2001 and has more than 20 years experience in the accounting profession. … Damaris Mirza, a senior auditor at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell P.C., Bethesda, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Latino Economic Development Center. Guillermo Hysaw has stepped down as executive director and COO of The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. … Mark Buckberg has joined Bond Beebe, Bethesda, as a principal in its Benefits and Labor group. 


The Massachusetts Society of CPAs announced the winners of its annual Women to Watch Awards. Renee Davis, a partner at Powers & Sullivan LLC, Kristin Kelley, a tax manager at Abrams Little-Gill Loberfeld PC, and Carla McCall, a managing partner at Alexander Aronson Finning & Co. P.C., picked up awards in the experienced leaders category. Kristie Cotter, manager at Samet & Co. P.C., Karen Briggs McElroy, a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Kathy Parker, a partner at Rodman & Rodman P.C., won the emerging leaders award. … Bradford Taylor has joined Marcum LLP, Boston, as a director in the firm's Advisory Services Group. … Victor Howe has joined CliftonLarsonAllen’s credit union practice as a partner in Boston.


Shavonn Pittman has joined Lewis & Knopf P.C, Flint, as an audit manager. 


Linda Koerselman, has been promoted to partner-in-charge of Eide Bailly LLP’s Mankato office. Koerselman succeeds Joe Willaert who plans to retire from the firm within the next few years. 


Andrew Bardot, Hannah Castellano and Renita were promoted to managers at RubinBrown, St. Louis. The firm also tapped Mark Ommen, Stacy Peter and Brandi Lawyer as managers in the firm’s assurance services group. 


Sherise Ritter, a principal at Mercadien P.C.,  and managing director of The Mercadien Group, were honored by NJ CPA Magazine’s inaugural issue of 50 over 50. 


Arthur Place, who was the managing partner of Arthur Place & Co. in Albany, N.Y. lost his battle to cancer on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Place began practicing in public accounting in 1968 and founded Arthur Place & Co. in 1980. Over the years he mentored many accountants and advised many individuals and business owners using a hands-on, creative approach. …Jim Suglia has been promoted to national leader in KPMG LLP’s Investment Management sector. … Salvatore Collemi has joined WeiserMazars LLP, New York, as a director in the assurance practice, as a member of the Technical Resource Group. … Esther DuVal, a managing director at CBIZ MHM LLC and co-practice leader at CBIZ Corporate Recovery Services, was recently voted onto the board of the New York Institute of Credit. Gary Rosen has joined the company as a managing director. Rosen comes to CBIZ with more than 35 years of experience. He specializes in several areas of investigative accounting including, but not limited to, litigation support, fraud engagements, complex litigation, matrimonial matters, shareholder disputes, lost profit analysis and contractual disputes. In his new role, Rosen will be responsible for supplementing the litigation support practice of CBIZ Corporate Recovery Services. … Saul Berkowtiz, a partner at McGladrey LLP, will be recognized by ORT America during a Tribute Reception which honors key industry leaders on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at The Yale Club of New York City. … Becki Shaughnessy has been promoted to Manager in the Draffin & Tucker LLP’s healthcare practice in the Albany office. Kate Randall has been promoted to supervisor in the firm’s healthcare practice. Lee Jamison has been promoted to senior in the firm’s healthcare practice. Caleb Holloway Tim Hunter and Katie Venettozzi were promoted to associate II. … Jonathan P. Brose has joined Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, as partner in the tax group. 


Trey Ackerman has been named office managing partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman’s uptown Charlotte location. … Bradley Newkirk has been appointed partner over Dixon Hughes Goodman’s private equity compliance services group in Charlotte, N.C. David Ferrell has been tapped to lead as partner over the firm’s private equity tax services group. … Sheila Ahler, a partner at Cherry Bekaert LLP, Raleigh, has joined the REAL Professionals Network, an invitation-only, private network of experienced real estate and development professionals that are transforming the way the industry does business. … DHG Healthcare, Charlotte, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, has tapped Edward Stall, a principal, to lead the National Strategy Practice of DHG Healthcare Consulting. Stall follows Craig Anderson, Sr. in leadership of the practice, with Anderson accepting the leadership responsibility for DHG Healthcare’s newly-formed Center for Industry Transformation. 


Kara Hoon was promoted to manager at Walthall, Drake & Wallace, Cleveland. Alicia Reiss was promoted to a level II staff accountant. … Richard Fedorovich, managing partner of Bober Markey Fedorovich, was elected to the 50 Club of Cleveland, a nonprofit group dedicated to furthering understanding of pressing local, regional and national issues through dialogue and debate. … Michael Demko has joined SS&G, Cleveland, as a senior associate in the assurance services department. Prior to joining SS&G, he worked as a senior staff auditor for Crowe Horwath. Jonathon Mathoslah joins as an associate in the assurance services department. Prior to joining SS&G, he worked as an intern for Myers Industries. Lindsey Lakis joins as a senior administrative assistant. Prior to joining SS&G, she worked as an executive assistant for Grant Thornton. Margaret Jordan joined the Akron office as an associate in the marketing department. Jordan worked as a director of development and marketing for the Summit Choral Society before joining SS&G. In the Columbus office, Lisa Myers joined as an administrative assistant. She worked as an administrative assistant at the McKnight Group before joining SS&G. … Dustin Small has joined Paytime, an integrated payroll solutions company in Cleveland, Ohio, as vice president of sales. 


Douglas Nakajima has joined Smart Devine, Philadelphia, as a managing director in its tax consulting practice. Nakajima will focus on expanding Smart Devine’s domestic and international tax, restructuring and transaction advisory services. 


Sean Kurtz and Ryan LaPierre have joined A.T. Locke, Greenville, as an accounting specialist and as an accounting analyst, respectively. Vicki Bell has joined the firm as a client services coordinator. Beth Campbell has joined the firm as a an accounting specialist. 


Scott Womack has been named partner in Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain’s Valuation Advisory, Litigation Support / Forensic Accounting and Business Transition Services, it the firm’s Nashville office. Mark Burnette has been tapped as partner in the firm’s security and risk services group. … Shannon Farr has been appointed to director of valuation services at Decosimo, Chattanooga. Sharon Hamrick was tapped as the new director of litigation support. 


Chris Wells has joined Karlins, Ramey & Tompkins LLC, The Woodlands, as a staff tax accountant. … Rick Pharr  has been appointed COO of SmartVault, Houston, a provider of SaaS online document storage and secure file sharing solutions. … John Furge was re-elected to his third term as president of The Texas Association of CPAs. … Thania Gonzalez has joined Whitley Penn, Houston, as audit manager. 


E. Scott Johnson has taken on the role of assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. … Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C., Winchester, made several promotions throughout the firm. Brian DeBari, Brandon Driver, Drew Throckmorton, Dan Karpac and Daniel Robertson were promoted to managers. Alex Fleming, Ben Sandala, Derek McCarty, Jonathan Motichka, Katrina Turner and Derek McCarty were promoted to supervisory seniors. McCarty also passed his CPA exam. Angela Luan, Tim Summers, Aaron Shapiro, associates at the firm, passed their CPA exams. Jennifer Files, a manager at the firm, passed the CFE exam. …Gary Lee,  a partner at Yount, Hyde & Barbour P.C., Culpeper, has decided to retire after more than 30 years with the firm. … Holly Rutherford, has been appointed to partner at Brown Edwards & Co. LLP, Roanoke. 


Leslie Kirsch has joined Raffa, P.C, Washington D.C., as a manager in its forensic accounting practice. … Rohit Kumar, most recently deputy chief of staff to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, is joining PwC US as a principal and co-leader of the firm's tax policy services practice in Washington National Tax Services. Brian Meighan will continue in his role with the group, as co-leader of the practice. … PwC US today announced the addition of Brian Schwartz has joined PwC US’s Risk Assurance practice as partner and will lead PwC’s Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Washington D.C. office. Schwartz joins PwC from Ernst & Young where he most recently served as the Global & Americas Internal Audit leader since 2011. … Leslie Kirsch has joined Raffa P.C., Washington, D.C.

E-mail your people announcements to with "People News" in the subject line...


Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access