People: Andrew Burczyk was elected president of Mayer Hoffman McCann (MHM) and succeeds Bill Hancock, current CEO of the firm who will remain chairman of the board of directors. Jay Webber, based in the firm’s Boston office, Linda Lauer in Memphis, Bruce Murphy in Tampa Bay, and Laurie Hopkins in St. Louis are the recently elected members of the MHM Board … Stephen Chipman, senior vice chairman of Grant Thornton LLP, announced his early retirement effective October 31, 2015 after 34 years in various roles across the firm’s global network including U.S. CEO and leadership positions in Europe, North America, and Asia … Daniel Golish, principal in the valuation and litigation advisory services at Skoda Minotti in Columbus, Ohio, was honored as a “40 Under 40” recipient” by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) … Daniel Rahill, current chairman of the Illinois CPA Society, has joined Alvarez & Marsal’s Chicago office as managing director … Michael Stachowski, of Kansas City, Mo., was recognized as a “Professional of the Year” for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of financial planning by Strathmore’sannual Who’s Who … Renee Andrews-Tushinski was elected to director at the Chicago firm Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd., where she focuses on trusts, estates, and high net worth clientele.
Firms: Bergan Paulsen (Iowa), Kern Dewenter Viere (KDV) (Minnesota), and Networking Solutions (Iowa) have merged and are rebranded as BerganKDV … BKR International has accepted TRI-S-Audit of Tashkent, Uzbekistan into its global membership organization … The Brenner Group, a professional services firm based in Silicon Valley, will join the Armanino company effective September 1 … The Montreal-based Crowe BGK LLP merged with the Ottawa accounting practice, Connolly & McNamara, and has nearly doubled the size of its Ottawa division to 30 employees and four partners … Templeton & Company, a South Florida-based firm, has merged with the Wellington, Fla., firm Cocuy, Burns & Co, growing the firm to over 60 professionals … Weiss & Company, based in Glenview, Ill., merged with Allen C. Berg, CPA and his staff, adding extensive experience with high net worth clientele and family office services to the firm’s portfolio of services.
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