Macias Gini & O’Connell, Sacramento, has
won ;rst place in the Corporate Identity Category of the Annual Marketing Achievement
Awards of the Association for Accounting
Marketing, for a rebranding that changed
its name to MGO and included the tagline,
“Proud to Be Boring Accountants.” ... HMWC
CPAs, Tustin, has been selected by the
Orange County Medical Association as a Preferred Business Partner for physicians who
need accounting, tax and business consulting
services. ... Camico Mutual Insurance Co.,
Redwood City, has received a B++ ;nancial
strength rating from A.M. Best Co., consistent with its previous B++ rating, and in the
upper echelon of “Secure” insurers.
Holben Hay Husman, Denver, has changed
its name to Holben Hay Balzer CPAs LLC in
recognition of the in;uence and contributions of Sheila Balzer. Balzer had been with
Husman & Co. since 1994, prior to its merger
with the Holben ;rm in 2001.
;e National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation, Alexandria, announced
the recipients of its 2010 scholarships, which
range from $500 to $2,000: Christie Adam-czak, Jolene Aho, Angela Anderson, Nikita
Bactee, Rebecca Bailey, Camila Barranco,
Weston Bird, Lindsey Borgens, Callie Boyd,
Vyacheslav Braude, Michelle Cox, ;omas
Davis, Rachel Fisher, Megan Fuchs,
Nicholas Gaudioso, Megan Greenfield, Angela
Hall, Loretta Hemingway, Benjamin Kin-caid, Jeremy Linn, Kristina Pontious, Alyssa
Reynolds, Paul Robinson, Julie Rohrman,
Clint Schill, Mark Shearer, Bethany Spates,
Donald Strange and Cynthia Toepler. ...
Swart, Lalande & Associates PC, Fairfax, is
celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1960 by John Swart, who was joined by
Luke Lalande two years later.
accounting majors who have completed
their sophomore year at selected accredited
four-year institutions in Washington:
Tra-vis Bean and Ashley Johnson, Washington
State University; Michelle Larson, Central
Washington University; Warryn Luther,
Western Washington University; Shianne
Paez, Seattle Paci;c University; Baiba Ru-benis, Washington State University; and
Anna Warner, University of Washington.
RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen have adopted a new brand identity as
simply McGladrey, which they launched
in conjunction with a PGA golf tournament
sponsorship. ;e two ;rms, which operate as
separate legal entities under an alternative
practice structure, will use the single brand
name, but legally will retain the McGladrey &
Pullen and RSM McGladrey names.
20-20 Services LLC, Washington, D.C., has
launched its audit training division, 20-20
Audit Training, which will be delivering
audit training for public accounting professionals, from interns/new hires through and
including experienced managers. ;e company will be led by founder and president Bo
Fitzpatrick, executive vice president of sales
Beckie Reilly, and executive vice president of
performance improvement Je; Hodinko, all
of whom formerly worked at Audit Watch. For
more, visit www.20-20audittraining.com.
Clark Nuber, Bellevue, announced the recipients of seven $1,000 scholarships for
RubinBrown, St. Louis, has formed a new
Federal Tax Services Group, and named
Timothy L. Sims partner-in-charge.
Citrin Cooperman & Co. LLP, New York City,
has joined Moore Stephens North America
as its 56th member.
Cherry, Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh,
served as a platinum sponsor at the Triangle
Business Journal’s second annual CFO of the
Year Awards ceremony. ... BDO USA, which
is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary,
has expanded its North Carolina presence
with a new o;ce in Raleigh. Michael Dannar
has joined the ;rm as a partner to help serve
the ;rm’s assurance clients in Raleigh and
throughout the Southeast.
The Houston CPA Society
;e Houston CPA Society donated $114,900
to Make-A-Wish of the Texas Gulf Coast &
Louisiana as the net proceeds of its Novem-
ber 2009 20th Annual Golf Classic. ;e 2010
golf tournament has been scheduled for Oct.
25, 2010, at Sweetwater Country Club. For
information, contact (713) 622-7733 or go
online to www.houstoncpa.org.