Company announcements: Week of August 30

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of August 30, 2010.

Abalos & Associates, PLLC, recently announced that Liam Shaw has joined the firm as a senior associate. In this position, Shaw will be responsible for tax planning and preparation, financial statement preparation, and client consulting.

Allison M. Patti, CPA, has joined the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) as senior director of professional practice, policy & research. Patti will help guide the CAQ's member services, professional practice, and public policy activities during her one-year fellowship.

BatesCarter, a full-service CPA and business advisory, recently launched a new firm brand logo and Web site. The brand focuses on BatesCarter's commitment to consistently exceed clients' expectations, according Managing Partner J. Ronald Bracewell, CPA, ABV.

DeLeon & Stang has announced the recent addition of Charles E. (Eddie) Heppes to its professional team. Heppes joins DeLeon & Stang as a staff accountant. He also served as an intern for the firm in 2009, while attending college.

Derek Simmons, tax administration manager at Friedman LLP, recently was featured in the "Spotlight" section of the inaugural issue of CCH's Partners magazine. Simmons works in Friedman's office in East Hanover, New Jersey.

Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, is a recipient of the 2010 WorkforceChicago award. The award, which recognizes leading Chicagoland companies that demonstrate exemplary learning and development practices, recently was presented by Chicago's Mayor Richard M. Daley to Grant Thornton's CEO Stephen Chipman.

Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP, recently announced that Larry Hamilton, firm partner, has been selected to serve as the 2010-2011 treasurer of the Wake Tech Foundation. Hamilton, a board member since 2007, will assist in raising and managing funds, fostering relationships with potential donors, and establishing policy and procedures.

Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain has added Kara Fitzgerald to its internal accounting department in its Brentwood (Nashville) office. Fitzgerald previously was an accounting manager at CIGNA Government Services, LLC.

The McGladrey Classic, an official PGA TOUR tournament, recently announced it will be bringing some of the hottest golfers to Georgia's Golden Isles this fall. More than 20 FedEx Cup contenders already have committed to what is developing as a very strong field. Among the 20 who have committed to play Sea Island's Seaside course in the inaugural event, October 6-10, 2010, are three of the top 15 current FedEx Cup leaders.

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), recently announced that Gregory A. Nowak, CPA, JD, has been elected as chair of its board of directors for the 2010-2011 year. Also, Gary L. Riedlinger, CPA, PFS, and Mark Faulkner BBA, MST, CPA, have been elected to the board for the 2010-2011 season.

Walter Timoshenko has been named COO at Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow, LLP (NYBKW). Timoshenko will be working out of NYBKW's headquarters in Melville, NY, overseeing operations, management, marketing, and client service.

Kristen Yurkavage, a senior consultant in ParenteBeard LLC's Corporate Governance Risk Management Practice, has successfully passed the Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) examination. Yurkavage is based in the firm's Wilkes-Barre, PA, office.

SWK Technologies, Inc., a Sage gold-certified developer and business partner for more than 20 years, has been selected for the 2010 Best of North Syracuse Award in the Computer Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services to professionals in the North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions, recently announced that Russell Evans has been appointed as president of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Asia Pacific, effective August 30. Evans will report to Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO Kevin Robert.

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