Company announcements: Week of August 16

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P. has announced that Collin Hill, CPA, senior manager at the firm, has been appointed to CED's 2010-2011 board of directors. The board serves in an advisory capacity to CED president Joan Siefert Rose and staff, and has fiduciary responsibility. Board terms last two years.

Debra G. Busk, CPA was recently added as a senior audit manager at the Gaithersburg, MD-based CPA and advisory firm of DeLeon & Stang.

The accounting and advisory firm of Dixon Hughes PLLC and FMI Corporation, a provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, are joining to present the 2010 Construction Executive Conference. Speakers and industry thought leaders will offer insight into today's construction marketplace and current environment. Each of these events will provide opportunities for discussion on leadership trends in construction strategy, planning and execution for 2010 and beyond.

Los Angeles, CA-based Green Hasson & Janks is pleased to announce the addition of two new directors as part of the firm's strategic growth initiatives. Sherri Gastelum has joined the firm as Director of Business Development. Kari Schott has joined the firm as Director of Marketing.

Eugene, OR-based Kernutt Stokes Brandt & Co. LLP (KSB) is proud to announce the recent promotion of Angela Cao, Haley Lyons, and Matthew Diment to senior associate as well as Bryce Wilberger to manager.

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC (LBMC), one of the Southeast's largest accounting and business consulting firms, has added Jonathan Hart in its Knoxville office.

Jacksonville, FL-based LBA Certified Public Accountants, PA, is proud to announce that is has been accepted as the exclusive Jacksonville member of the National CPA Health Care Advisors Association (HCAA), a nationwide association of CPA firms that provide specialized accounting, tax and consulting services to health care practitioners.  To be awarded membership in HCAA, firms must demonstrate proficiency in key aspects of health care consulting.

Margolin, Winer & Evens, a Garden City, NY-based CPA and business advisory firm, has received the distinguished 2010 Alfred P. Sloan award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility in the Long Island area. The award, given through the National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC) was given to only eight firms on Long Island.

Mark Ross, a partner in ParenteBeard LLC's audit and accounting services group, has been appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's (AICPA) healthcare expert panel.  Ross is based in the firm's Wilkes-Barre, PA office.

ParenteBeard LLC is pleased to announce that David Duffus, a Forensic and Litigation Services partner in the firm's Pittsburgh office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh Cares effective July 1, 2010.

RBZ, LLP, a Los Angeles-based accounting and business advisory firm, has been ranked among the top 10 "Best Places to Work" in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal for the third year in a row.

Smolin Lupin, a full-service accounting firm headquartered in Fairfield, NJ, has announced the promotion of four of the firm's staff. Promotions include Tim Borzell, who was promoted to a director, Chris Navarro, who was promoted to an A&A manager, Susan San Filippo, who was promoted to a tax manager, and Henna Reit, who was promoted to a supervisor.

The Greater Washington Society of CPAs is pleased to announce winners of four prestigious awards this year. The Champion Award goes to Charlie Tate, GWSCPA former President and longtime partner and supporter. The 2010 President's Award Winner, Sara Dispenza, has demonstarted outstanding leadership this past year as our symposium chair. The Firm Member of the Year Award was presented to Rubino & McGeehin, a very active firm member over the years. And the YEA Committee was recognized with the Impact Award for their efforts to outreach to attract new and younger GWSCPA members.

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