BV movers . . .

BVWireIssue #183-1
December 6, 2017

People: Jennifer Lehman was appointed CEO of Hantzmon Wiebel (Charlottesville, Va.) where she was COO for 10 years … Kathleen L. Casey, Jeffrey L. Esser, and David C. Villa have been appointed to the board of trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), parent of FASB and GASB Columbus, Ohio-based GBQ named Joe Borowski a partner; he’s a director in the firm’s Valuation & Financial Opinion Services area, including ESOP advisory … Edward Mendlowitz, a partner in the New Brunswick, N.J., office of WithumSmith+Brown PC, has been elected to the Estate Planning Hall of Fame and awarded the Accredited Estate Planner (Distinguished) designation from the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils … Daniel Frigell will lead the Nordic valuation practice of Alvarez & Marsal; he’s the former head of valuation services for KPMG Sweden … The newest shareholder at Clark Schaefer Hackett is Scott McRill, based out of the firm’s Cleveland office … Tomas Freyman has joined Grant Thornton’s valuations services group in London as a partner; he was formerly with BDO, EY, and PwC.

Firms: RSM International has launched RSM Canada, with 37 partners and nearly 300 professionals in Toronto with plans to expand to other key markets across the country … Strothman and Co. has merged with Ecken & Smith PSC; the combined firm will have about 70 employees in three offices—downtown Louisville, Ky.; Southern Indiana; and Middletown, Ky. … In Florida, CPA and consulting firm James Moore & Co. has acquired Cohen Smith & Co.; the combined firm has offices in Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and DeLand … The Eide Bailly Alliance, a member-based association of noncompeting CPA firms, added two new member firms: Lee Suess LLC (Williston, N.D.) and Wendling Noe Nelson & Johnson LLC (Topeka, Kan.) California-based Armanino LLP received the IPA Best of the Best “Pyramid Award” from INSIDE Public Accounting … Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC has a new office location in Mississippi on West Parkway Place in Ridgeland … BDO South Africa will take over the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth offices of Grant Thornton as of March 1, 2018 … Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the accounting firms Shein Cohen Palmer & Co. and Howard L. Page & Co., both of Avon, Conn., will merge under the new name Palmer Latko Ledas Page; the combined firm will have 18 employees led by eight principals.

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