Company announcements: Week of August 2

Following is a roundup of firm news for the week of August 2, 2010.

The American College, a Bryn Mawr, PA-based financial services educator, recently named Peter C. Browne, LUTCF, cofounder of Price Raffel and Browne of New York, as the recipient of this year's Samuel H. Weese Award.  Browne has had an exemplary career spanning nearly four decades - as a manager and leading producer representing Union Central Life, a UNIFI Company - and as a leader in organizations vital to the industry. This award honors Browne's long-term generosity and voluntary service to The American College and its advancement efforts.

Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. (Argy), a McLean, VA-based certified public accounting and business advisory firm, recently announced that Johnson Advisors, LLC, has changed its name to Argy Accounting Solutions, LLC, and Argy's Family Wealth Management Group has changed its name to Family Tax Advisory Group.

Breslow Starling, a Greensboro, NC-based public accounting firm, has announced that member Yvette M. Frusciante has been published in the first annual issue of the Stevenson University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies' Forensics Journal.  The article, "Moral Lapse versus the Psychopathic Fraudster: Implications for Our Justice System," is Frusciante's first published writing.

DeLeon & Stang, a Gaithersburg, MD-based CPA and advisory firm, recently was named to the list of top accounting firms by the Washington Business Journal. The accounting firms list was published in the July 16 issue of the Washington Business Journal, and is comprised of 50 firms from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. In addition, the list is ranked according to the number of professional employees at each firm. DeLeon & Stang tied for the 43rd spot on the list with 32 professionals.

The Mergis Group, a Fort Lauderdale, FL-based specialty professional placement firm, has announced the addition of John Ruffini as national practice director. Ruffini will be responsible for day-to-day business operations and growth of the organization's permanent placement practice. He will have ownership of organizational training and professional development programs, while serving as a mentor to seasoned and rookie recruiters alike. Ruffini will be based in Baltimore.

LBMC Managed Security Services, LLC, a Nashville, TN-based member of the LBMC (Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC) Family of Companies, has added Pete L. McKernan in its Brentwood (Nashville) office. McKernan joins the LBMC Managed Security Services, LLC, team as a network security engineer.

Maner Costerisan, Lansing, MI-based CPA and business advisory firm, recently announced that Loann K. Snell has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Also, David M. Raeck, CPA, principal, has been named the 2010 Task Force Chair of the Year by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA). Raeck is the chair for the Employee Benefit Task Force.

Carolyn Mazzenga, CPA, has been named partner-in-charge of Marcum LLP's office in Melville, N.Y. As an integral part of the firm's leadership team, Mazzenga will be responsible for overseeing the growth of the firm's Long Island operations.

Atlanta-based accounting and consulting firm Moore Colson recently announced the promotions of five firm employees. Adam Bateman - manager, Tax Services; Ashlie Shepard - senior associate, Business Assurance; Jon Powell - manager, Business Assurance; Billy Boyd - manager, Business Assurance; and Steven Lathem - senior manager, Business Assurance.

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