People: Michael A. Crain, consultant and senior advisor to Miami-based Kaufman Rossin, and Nancy Hyde, president of Hyde & Company CPAs of Oklahoma City, have been honored with the AICPA’s “Sustained Contribution” Award, which recognizes CPAs who have contributed measurably to the accounting profession through volunteer service. ... Jim Lewis, managing shareholder at Springfield, Mo.-based KPM CPAs & Advisors, was named to Biz 417 magazine’s “Biz 100” list of influential business leaders.
Firms: BDO USA has added wealth management specialists The LBA Group and their Jacksonville, Fla., office. It’s BDO USA’s seventh M&A deal in the past year … Eide Bailly of Fargo, N.D., is adding consulting firm JW Advisors and CPA practice Bryce Wisan, both of Las Vegas … New Philadelphia, Ohio-based Rea & Associates has merged in Friel & Associates of Chardon, Ohio … Accounting firm Sutton Frost Cary has added business valuation expertise by merging with Greene & Ruggeberg, which moved into its Arlington, Texas, office … UHY Advisors and UHY LLP have acquired two firms in West Hartford, Conn.: valuation firm Brentmore Valuation Advisors and professional services firm Pratesi, Salemi & Co. LLC.
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