People: Cherry Bekaert LLP announced the addition of Peter Gampel as a litigation support principal based in their South Florida office. Gampel will assume leadership of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice and will provide consulting services in the areas of commercial litigation, fraud, and forensics, including business valuation and litigation matters … Daniel Boarder has joined Whitley Penn as a transaction advisory services senior manager in the firm's Dallas office … Bennett Thrasher LLP has appointed five to partners throughout the firm: Christopher Benner, Matthew Grosvenor, Timothy Oberst, Rick Rosell, and Timothy Watt … Herbein Wealth Management LLC has promoted Scott Worley to partner …Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP recently selected Tripp Bacon to join its Risk Advisory Services practice as a director in the firm’s Atlanta office … Achin Khanna, director, HVS Consulting & Valuation team’s New Delhi office, has been promoted to managing director, HVS South Asia … Bryan Grunewald, Brian Gunderson, and Andy Mugerauer have recently been named shareholders at Schenck SC.
Professional recognition: Steven Buller, managing director and former chief financial officer of BlackRock Inc., has been appointed chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council …Michael S. Stachowski, CPA, of Kansas City, Mo., has been honored with a recognition by KC Magazine in its selection of “Top Accounting and Estate Planning Professionals in Kansas City.”
Firms: Porte Brown LLC acquired the Crystal Lake, Ill.-based firm LHW & Associates on Jan. 1, 2014 … Honkamp Krueger & Co. in Dubuque, Iowa, has joined CPAmerica International … Walter J. Kero and Mark Byington have formed Kero, Byington and Associates in Missoula, Mont. … Corporate Finance Associates (CFA) announced the opening of an office in Mexico City, Mexico, which will be managed by Miguel Alonzo.
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