People: Jim Brady, CEO of Grant Thornton, has been appointed to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors … Milton Kahn has been named principal of boutique investment bank The DAK Group of New Rochelle, N.J. … Buffalo, N.Y.-based Brisbane Consulting Group hired Kelly Mandell as a staff analyst responsible for valuation, forensic accounting, and litigation support services … Laura Mercandetti was named senior manager in the forensic accounting and litigation services group of Princeton, N.J.-based WithumSmith+Brown … Ernst & Young announced the appointment of Jane Steinmetz as managing principal of its Boston office and New England markets leader, effective June 1. Steinmetz is the first woman to hold a managing principal position in a Big Four company in the Boston area … Bill Thomas has been named global chairman of KPMG International. He’ll succeed John Veihmeyer on October 1.
Firms: Atlanta-based Aprio has added Yeager & Boyd, a CPA firm based in Birmingham, Ala. … Plante Moran of Southfield, Mich., was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 19th consecutive year … New York City-based Prager Metis has created a new technology company called Prager Metis Technology, to be led by Peter Fiorillo as president and CEO … Skoda Minotti of Cleveland was named a winner in the 2017 Smart Culture Awards and will be recognized at the 2017 Smart Culture Conference hosted by Smart Business on April 6 … UHY has opened an office in Houston, marking the Chicago-based accounting firm’s return to Texas.
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