Company announcements: Week of March 14, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 7, 2011.
The Colby, KS-based CPA firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered is pleased to announce Christopher R. Halbleib has obtained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Halbleib joined the firm in 2009 and currently serves in its Colby office. In his role as staff accountant, He graduated from Kansas State University in 2008.
 
AuditSense is pleased to announce that Brian Kush has recently joined its team. Brian Kush is a CPA with over 16 years of public accounting, consulting and leadership coaching experience. He is also president of Moxie Partners, a leadership coaching and development company, and author of the book, Auditing Leadership (Wiley, September 2009), as well as numerous articles on leadership challenges. Brian is a credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation and holds the additional certifications of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). He graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia and received a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.
 
Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP (MWE), a CPA and business advisory firm with locations in Garden City, NY and New York, NY, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new audit partner, Donald Karabaich. Karabaich is a member of the MWE’s Audit Department serving clients in the manufacturing, distribution, commercial, entertainment, technology, and professional service industries, as well as high net worth individuals. He is an active member of the firm's manufacturing & distribution and technology practice groups and has served on a number of committees. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Baruch College
 
The Englewood, CO-based CPA and consulting firm of Richey, May & Co. LLP recently announced the promotion of Steven D. Putnam to director of tax services. Formerly a tax partner, Putnam joined the firm in 2008. Putnam graduated from the University of Kansas in 1985, where he earned a Master of Science degree in business, with an emphasis in accounting. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas in 1984. 

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