People: Lawrence W. Smith, former board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, joined FTI Consulting Inc. as a senior managing director based in New York City. He is in the firm’s SEC & Accounting Advisory Services practice within its Forensic & Litigation Consulting area … Adam Herman was named chief visionary officer at Mueller Prost in a new management structure where the CVO will work alongside the new COO, Quinn Martin, to guide the firm … Kathy Taylor was named business valuation manager at Howell Valuation LLC (Exeter, N.H.) … Alfredo Cepero of BDO USA was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award via the Association of Latino Professionals for America. Cepero is the firm’s office managing partner for assurance services in Miami … Brian Little joins Duff & Phelps as a managing director in the Consumer, Food, Restaurant and Retail M&A Advisory practice based in the firm’s Los Angeles office … Joseph Nardulli and Jacob Roese are new financial analysts in the portfolio valuation group at Valuation Research Corp. (VRC).
Firms: Grant Thornton LLP plans to hire 65 staffers in the next few years to fill up its new penthouse office in the KeyBank building in Albany, N.Y. … Moss Adams LLC (Seattle) moves up a notch in the 2017 Top 100 Firms list from Inside Public Accounting—to No. 14 (from No. 15 in 2016) … Crowe Horwath LLP opened two new office spaces in San Jose and downtown Los Angeles, bringing its total number of California offices to six and U.S. offices to 36 … The board of directors of Stout is now a full board member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), a group devoted to advancing exemplary board leadership … New York City-based Prager Metis CPAs LLC expands in South Florida by combining with Miami-based CPA firm Vizcaino Zomerfeld LLP.
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