The Rainmaker Companies recognized a number of accountants and accounting firms for excellence at their annual SuperConference, held in Indianapolis May 31-June 2.

Worthington, Ohio-based Whalen & Co. CPAs received the Best 5-Star Client Service Initiative Award, while its co-managing partner, Lisa Shuneson, was separately named Enterprise Worldwide Member of the Year.

Greg Wank, of New York City-based Top 100 Firm Anchin, was named Practice Growth Leader of the Year for his work with the firm’s food practice.

Rainmaker also recognized a number of individuals from its individual niche groups:

  • Ira Silver of Miami-based Top 100 Firm MBAF was posthumously named Auto Dealer CPAs Member of the Year;
  • Mark Cummings of St. Louis-based Cummings Ristau & Associates PC was named Banking CPAs Member of the Year;
  • Hal “Buzz” Coons of Birmingham, Alabama-based Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore PC, was named HCAA Member of the Year;
  • Karen Burns, of Pleasanton, California-based Sensiba San Filippo LLP, was named Manufacturing CPAs Member of the Year;
  • Susan Krantz, of Beachwood, Ohio-based Zinner & Co. LLP, was named Nonprofit CPAs Member of the Year; and,
  • Peter Ryan, of Ryan & Wetmore the Washington, D.C., area, was named Real Estate & Construction CPAs Member of the Year.
Award recipients at the 2018 Rainmaker SuperConference.
Award recipients at the 2018 Rainmaker SuperConference.

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Daniel Hood is editor-in-chief of Accounting Today and Tax Pro Today, and has covered the tax and accounting field for over 20 years.