Company announcements: Week of January 3

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 3, 2011.

BB&T Corporation recently announced that it has named Ralph Borrello as its sales and service director of Wealth Management. He is based at 200 S. College St., Charlotte, N.C. Borrello has more than 20 years of financial services experience, including top leadership positions with various leading wealth management firms.

Thomas F. Roche, III, CPA, principal with the firm Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC, Cranford, was named President-elect for 2011/2012 of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and President of the society for 2012/2013.

Howard, Wershbale & Co. announced the following promotions at its Cleveland office: Christopher G. Loede to director of Information Technology; Steve Anderson, CPA, to senior manager, Healthcare Advisors Group; Mary Shively to senior consultant, Healthcare Advisors Group; Tracy Bender, CPA, to senior manager, Tax Services Group; Stephanie E. Smith to business development manager; Megan Bartholomew to senior accountant, Accounting & Auditing Group; Janine Horvat, CPA, to senior accountant, Accounting & Auditing Group; and Ally Brikman, CPA, to senior accountant, Tax Services Group. Also, the firm hired the following: Linda Zevnik, CPA, CSA, manager, Accounting & Auditing Group; Kate Protsenko-Blake, CPA, senior accountant, Tax Services Group; Shauna Gerstenberger, staff accountant, Accounting & Auditing Group; Alex Lemmel, staff accountant, Accounting & Auditing Group; Brad Miller, staff accountant, Accounting & Auditing Group; and Sandy Vinas, executive assistant.

Lewis & Knopf CPAs, P.C. recently announced that Jeffrey Sabolish, CPA, CFP, has been named principal, effective January 1, 2011. Sabolish joined Lewis & Knopf in 2007. Sabolish provides comprehensive accounting, auditing, and tax planning services to the firm's clients. He works with clients in a variety of industries, including professional services, construction, dealerships, distributors, and recreational facilities.

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP (MWE) recently was included in a list of the 25 Largest Accounting Firms in the New York Area by Crain's New York Business. MWE was ranked number 20 on the list with 197 professionals on staff, making the firm one of the largest accounting and business advisory firms in the Northeast.

Stiles, Carter & Associates, P.S.C. has become a member of Firm Foundation, a division of RSM McGladrey, Inc., which provides access to a successful alliance of like-sized firms and a broad range of technical expertise and practice management resources.

Wright Ford Young & Co. recently announced that it has joined the association of MGI, a global network of CPAs.

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