People: Richard Barnes of Barnes Consulting in Sacramento, Calif., received the award for meritorious service from the California Society of CPAs’ education foundation for his contributions to education for CPAs, including his BV instruction for the AICPA and CalCPA … Mark Campbell, partner in BlumShapiro’s litigation services and business valuation group, has been named president of the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth’s Connecticut chapter … Bill Johnston, managing director of Empire Valuation Consultants in New York, is the incoming chairman of the business valuation committee (BVC) of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).
Firms: BDO USA has expanded its central Florida presence by acquiring the Orlando, Fla., firm Cross, Fernandez & Riley LLP and will incorporate all 95 employees … Hodgson Pratt Pratt & Saunders of New Bedford, Mass., has joined the national firm CliftonLarsonAllen … Mitchell & Titus (M&T) has ended its membership in the Ernst & Young global network at the end of October. The largest minority-owned firm in the U.S., having served its clients for over four decades, has decided it is in the best interest of both firms as well as its clients to return to its status as an independent, stand-alone entity.
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