People: Two new associates join Amherst Partners’ Birmingham, Mich., office: Maxim Ananich in the restructuring and investment banking group and Ryan McLean in the dispute advisory and forensic services group … Kevin Baril joins Grant Thornton LLP as principal in the advisory practice and will work out of the firm’s San Diego office … Kevin Kiyan, Ph.D., was named managing director of Andersen Tax’s U.S. national tax office and will be based out of the Los Angeles office. His focus will be transfer pricing and the improvement of pricing data reporting processes and systems … Frank Longobardi, currently a member of CohnReznick LLP’s executive board and management committee, is the new CEO-elect, effective October 1, when current co-CEOs Ken Baggett and Tom Marino step down. He will be based out of the Hartford, Conn., office.
Firms: DiSanto, Priest & Co. of Warwick, R.I., was awarded the AICPA’s 2014 Public Service Award for Firms,honoring the firm’s demonstrated outstanding public service … The Tulsa, Okla., firm Sartain Fischbein & Co. agreed to merge into North Dakota-based Eide Bailly LLP on June 1. With this merger, the firm now has a total of 26 offices in 12 states with 1,600 employees including 236 partners … The national firm Valuation Research Corp. (VRC) was named the Valuation Firm of the Year at the International M&A Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
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