Meredith Edmonds, an accountant at Bar
field, Murphy, Shank & Smith, Birmingham,
won the Alabama Society of CPA’s Student
Video Contest, for videos that negate stereotypes and show that accounting is an exciting
career. ... Cliff Jackson, a tax principal with
Wilson Price, Montgomery, has been named
to the Development Council of the Honors
College at Auburn University.
Walter E. Hanson, a former chairman of
Big Four firm KPMG, passed away at his
home in Newport Beach, Calif., last fall, at
the age of 84. Born in New Jersey in 1925, he
joined the firm in 1957 as a partner, and was
elected chairman at 39, serving until his retirement in 1980. ... Christine Beliveau has
joined the San Francisco office of LECG as a
managing director. ... Steve Gradl, a partner
at McGladrey, has relocated from its Minneapolis office to Los Angeles, where he
will lead the strategic direction of the firm’s
Southwest health care practice, with a particular focus on Southern California. ... Jim
G. Tod has joined the Washington National
Tax Passthroughs and Excise Taxes Group of
KPMG LLP, as a partner. He is based in San
Francisco. ... Curtis McClam has joined the
U.S. business recovery services practice as a
principal in the Los Angeles office of PwC.
Gregory J. Anton, a founding partner of An
ton Collins Mitchell LLP, Denver, has been
elected vice chairman of the American Insti
tute of CPAs for 2010-2011, and will become
chairman in October 2011. ... John L. Gregg
has joined Richey, May & Co. LLP, Englewood, as a senior audit manager. In addition,
audit supervisor Dustin K. Pfluger has been
appointed treasurer of The Bike Depot, a
nonprofit. ... Rodney Rice, a partner in the
Assurance Services Group at RubinBrown,
has relocated to the firm’s Denver office.
RSM McGladrey Inc. and McGladrey & Pul
len LLP announced a number of promotions:
Gregory DeVino, John Majer and Phillip
G. Newman have been named managing di-
rectors, while Donnovan Maginley has been
made a partner. ... Miguel Farra, partner-in-
charge of the Tax and Accounting Depart-
ment at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra
LLP, Miami, has been appointed co-chair of
the United Way of MiamiDade’s Tocqueville
Society. ... Warren B. Wiltshire Jr., of Wilt
shire, Whitley, Richardson & English PA,
Fort Myers, has received the Red Cross 2010
Legacy Award. ... Mark A. Chaves has been
promoted to partner in the International Tax
Services Department of Daszkal Bolton LLP,
Boca Raton,while Teri M. Kaye has joined the
Tax Services Department of the firm’s Fort
Lauderdale office as a principal.
Chris Hollifield, an audit partner at Rushton
& Co., Gainesville, and firm audit managers
John Holden and Clay Pilgrim have earned
the Certified in Financial Forensics credential
from the American Institute of CPAs.
Stephen Lukens has joined Grant Thornton
LLP, Chicago, as advisory services leader.
... Ralph H. Hord has joined Mueller &
Co. LLP, St. Charles, as a tax manager. ... A
number of professional advisors earned the
Certified Exit Planning Advisor credential
from the Exit Planning Institute: David Bar
beito, of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra
LLP; Kent Burrow and Timothy Malloy, of
Key Bank; Philip Dortch, of Dortch Capi
tal Management LLC; Kenneth Furry and
Peter Steffen, of Realization Services Inc.;
Barry Goodman, of Steinberg Advisors;
Dewey Johnson, of Boyum & Barenscheer
PLLP; Bob King, of COO Services; Scott
Manion, of Boulay, Heutmaker, Zibel & Co.
PLLP; John Mascarich, of Hilliard Lyons;
Bruce Raiffe, of Solenture Advisors LLC;
Guy Sawyer, of Robert W. Baird & Co.; Mi
chael Silverman, of Cohen & Grigsby PC;
Jay Simecek, of Ohio Employee Owner
ship Center; and Jeffrey Smiejek, of Porte
Brown LLC. ... Robert E. Cronin has joined
the Chicago office of Reznick Group as a
principal in the Valuation and Transaction
Eric A. Gilbertson and Rebecca K. George
have been promoted to supervisor at King
Reinsch Prosser & Co. LLP, Sioux City, and
Seth A. Van Gorp to senior tax accountant. ...
Clifford J. Findlay, Todd W. Ross and Kelli J.
Schmidt have been promoted to senior manager at KPMG LLP, Des Moines, and Ryan
N. Bircher to manager. ... Keith J. Habel has
been promoted to senior state and local tax
consultant at Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC,
Dubuque. ... Brian L. Perkins has joined
Metalcraft Inc., Mason City, as controller.
Hann have joined Adams, Brown, Beran &
Ball Chartered, Hays, as staff accountants.
In addition, the firm’s Sarah J. Salem has
earned her CPA license.
Brad Hanscom has joined the Government
Consulting Group of Berry, Dunn, McNeil
& Parker, Portland, as a consultant, while
Matthew Bowker has joined the Management and Information Technology Consulting Group.
Geoffrey D. Brown, a principal at Bond
Beebe, Bethesda, has earned the Family
Firm Institute Certificate in Family Business
Advising. ... Reznick Group, Baltimore, announced a number of new hires: Jack Seng
has rejoined the firm as an experienced associate in audit; Mike Ring and Jackie Kalish
have joined the firm’s tax consulting team
as entry-level associates; Richard Armstead
has joined the audit team as an experienced
associate; and Angela Pueschel has joined
the national marketing team as the Baltimore marketing manager. In addition, firm
principal Bill Riley and senior manager
Lucas Matesa were named “SmartCPAs” by
SmartCEO, and new markets tax credit practice leader and Baltimore office co-managing
principal Gary Perlow received the Caron
Community Leadership Award from Caron
Treatment Centers. ... David Crisp has been
promoted to manager at Weyrich, Cronin &
Sorra Chartered, Lutherville.
Robert M. Young has joined Schowalter &
Jabouri PC, St. Louis, as a senior manager
in the Tax Department. ... Audrey Katcher,
a partner in the Business Advisory Services
Group at RubinBrown, St. Louis, has been
named a Woman to Watch in the Experienced
Leader Category by the Missouri Society of
CPAs and the AICPA. ... Elizabeth Schelp has
been promoted to senior auditor at Abeles
and Hoffman PC, St. Louis.
Debra L. Angelico, a senior accountant at
Leone, McDonnell & Roberts PA, North
Conway, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Evergreen Institute for Well
ness as treasurer.
Daniel Farley has been promoted to tax se-
nior at Pulakos CPAs, Albuquerque.
Brad Monterio, a managing director at Col
comgroup, New York City, has been appointed chair of the Institute of Management
Accountants’ XBRL Committee. ... John Sav
ignano has merged his practice into Gettry
Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA PC, Woodbury.
... Gregg Dight has been promoted to senior
vice president at BDO Valuation Advisors,
New York City. ... Sandy Nicolson has joined
the U.S. indirect tax practice of KPMG LLP,
New York City, as a managing director. ...
Yana Squeri has joined ParenteBeard LLC,
New York City, as a partner. ... Anchin, Block
& Anchin LLP, New York City, announced
three new hires: Jeff Bowden has joined
the firm as a tax principal and a member of
the Financial Services Group; Deborah de
Vries as an accounting and audit partner and
a member of the Law Firm Services Group;
and Mark Schneider as a tax partner and a
member of the Real Estate Services Group.
Gregory T. Bryant has joined Cherry,
Bekaert & Holland LLP, Raleigh, as a domestic and international tax partner. In addition, business development partner Sheila
Ahler has been appointed to the 2010/2011
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and will serve as the chair
of the Membership Services Committee. She
will also serve on the 2010 Women on Board
steering committee in support of the NC Cen
ter for Women in Public Service.
Brady Ware, Dayton, announced a number
of new hires: Heather L. Brown has joined
Miami Valley Pension LLC, a division of the
firm, as an assistant bookkeeper; Tamara L.
Farrell has joined the firm as an administrative assistant; Dana Kugel as marketing
coordinator; Megan L. Hollingsworth as a
team accountant; Thomas G. Wolf as a manager; and Brett A. Larsen as a senior accountant. The firm also announced a number of
promotions: Melessa L. Behymer has been
promoted to manager, and Katie L. Arnett,
Amy M. Herald and Cory A. Taylor to senior accountant. ... Jay J. Moeller, a partner
at Battelle & Battelle LLP, Dayton and Troy,
has been named a member of the Board of
Directors of the AICPA for a three-year term.
... Cohen & Co., Cleveland, announced a
number of new hires: Haleigh Berg, Angel
Rice, Joe DiFranco, Maggie Donnelly and
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