BigWigs & New Gigs: Accounting
Alerding CPA Announces Promotions
Alerding CPA Group in Indianapolis has promoted Tyler Kleinschmidt (pictured) and Justin Schwartz (pictured) to audit supervisors. Kleinschmidt is a graduate of Marian University and has served since 2012. Schwartz has served since 2013 and graduated from Millikin University. The firm also promoted Jessica Bradley and James Koglin to tax seniors and Hannah Medler to audit senior.
Whitinger Adds Two
Whitinger & Company in Muncie has hired Holly McCollum (pictured) as senior accountant and Lauren Dickson (pictured) as staff accountants. McCollum most recently served as a certified public accountant at Cardinal CPA Group. Dickson previously served as an intern for the firm and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.
BGBC Welcomes New Hires
Indianapolis-based BGBC Partners has named Angela Stromberger (pictured) tax manager and Mark Woolard (pictured) valuation supervisor. Stromberger most recently served as tax manager at Dixon Hughes Goodman in Huntersville, North Carolina. Woolard is originally from Australia and previously served as supervisor at WA Insolvency Solutions in Perth.
Whitinger & Company Announces Promotion
Whitinger & Company has promoted Sara Buckler to Audit Manager. She has been with the company since 2016. Buckler is a native of Bluffton. She graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and went on to receive her master’s in accounting from Ball State University as well. Sara also has her CPA license.
McGuire Sponsel Hires Tax Consultant
McGuire Sponsel has added Natallia Pintusava as a tax consultant in the firm's Research & Development Tax Credits practice. Pintusava will provide risk advisory services and data analyses. She formerly served as a product developer at Post Consumer Brands. Pintusava holds a degree from the University of Minnesota.
Springbuk Hires COO
Springbuk has named Joy Powell as chief operating officer. Powell was previously president and chief operating officer at CareSync. She also served eight years with Healthways, where she was president and chief operating officer. Powell holds a degree from the University of Memphis.
Crowe Promotes Two
Crowe has promoted Brian Myers and Ben Matherly to partners in tax services. Myers previously served as managing director based in the Indianapolis office. He has been with the firm for nine years. Matherly Previously served as senior manager also based in the Indianapolis office. He has been with the firm for 16 years.
Sponsel CPA Group Hires Manager
Sponsel CPA Group has added Karen Hume as a Manager in the Accounting Services department. Hume joins the Sponsel team with more than 20 years of accounting experience in positions varying from Senior Accountant, Controller and Vice President of Finance. She will oversee and direct services to clients who require accounting solutions with general bookkeeping, payroll services and financial reporting.
Sponsel CPA Group Adds Accountant
Sponsel CPA Group has added Paula Raters as a Staff Accountant in the Accounting Services department. Raters has 20 years of accounting experience and will perform general bookkeeping, prepare budgets, oversee payroll and manage financial institutions for clients. She holds degrees in accounting and business from Santa Monica College and Marian University.
KSM Hires Director For Fort Wayne Office
Accounting firm KSM announced Zach Sauder has joined the firm as the newest director in its Fort Wayne office. He previously served as chief financial officer for a variety of privately held manufacturing companies. Sauder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
KSM Adds Manager
KSM has rehired Madison Will as manager of transformation and innovation. Will will identify and help manage the implementation of innovative, future-focused ideas and projects to help support the growth of the firm. She previously served KSM as an accountant in the firm’s business advisory group.
KSM Hires Chief Financial Officer
KSM has named Kerry Dunn he firm’s chief financial officer, a newly created role. He recently worked at BSA LifeStructures. Dunn will oversee KSM’s financial systems and processes, including financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and budgeting. He earned a degree in accounting from Ball State University.
Sponsel CPA Group Adds Staff Accountant
Sponsel CPA Group has added Galen Monroe as a Staff Accountant in the Tax Services department. Monroe will perform projections, tax research, and preparation of tax returns for individuals, businesses and not-for-profits. He joins the Sponsel team after graduating from Marian University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics.
Northard Recognized by CPA Society
Creatives CPA Amy Northard has been recognized by the Indiana CPA Society as a 2019 Emerging Leader. Northard is the accountant for Creatives, and specializes in working with small businesses. The awards honor CPA's who have demonstrated excellence in serving the profession, company, community and public interest. She previously worked as a staff accountant for L.M. Henderson Company. Northard holds degrees from Indiana University.
McGuire Sponsel Promotes New Director
McGuire Sponsel has promoted Justin Gephart to director. Gephart has been with the firm for seven years, and will now oversee business development activity. He first served as a tax consultant and has since worked in various leadership roles while working with individual and corporate tax clients. Gephart previously worked in the public accounting sector.
BKD Makes Promotions, Hires
BKD has promoted Matthew Caras (pictured) to senior associate and Bronson Verhines (pictured) to senior advisor II. Kanokwan Connell has been hired as a report processing specialist in the Indianapolis office. Also, Nanci Stewart has been named an admin specialist in the Indianapolis office.
Whitinger & Co. Adds to Staff
Muncie-based Whitinger & Co. has added Pam Black as bookkeeper at its Indianapolis office. She started her career as a bookkeeper and office manager and then went on to be a human resource and training manager for a large hospital system in Houston, Texas. Black then became a high school business teacher, where she led the school’s Future Business Leaders of America club that won a regional competition in Intermediate Accounting.
BKD Adds to Indianapolis Office
BKD Indianapolis has hired Robert Munson as a senior consultant II. The firm has named Ethan Buchman and Logan Lengachler audit associates. Tara Eggenspiller, Bailey Mores and Nancy Wagner have been hired tax associates. Also, Ashleigh Langley-Bates is a secondee from ShineWing in Melbourne, Australia.
Sponsel CPA Group Adds Woodruff as Partner
Eric Woodruff (pictured) has been named a partner of Sponsel CPA Group, becoming the sixth member of the leadership team. An employee of the firm since its founding in 2009, he previously held the title of manager in the audit and assurance services department. Woodruff will continue to lead the construction services group and also focus his efforts on growing the audit and assurance practice in the Bloomington market.
Donovan CPAs Names Partner, Makes Promotions
Indianapolis-based Donovan CPAs has appointed Jimmy Wade (pictured) as its fourth partner and promoted him to director of tax services. He joined the firm in 2017 as a manager in the tax services group. Also, Nina Budd has been promoted to tax manager and Jayden McBride to senior accountant.
CLA Adds New Leaders
CLA has added Chris Wright and David Fleming (pictured) as for-profit chief financial officers and Molly Williams (pictured) as nonprofit CFO within the BizOps practice. Susan Grafton has joined as controller and Steven Henry has joined as a senior accountant. In addition, Todd Barrett and Paul Thompson have joined the Consulting & Accounting Solutions Team as directors.
Insight Accounting Group Hires Three
Goshen-based Insight Accounting Group PC has hired Mitch Edy (pictured) as senior analyst. He is a graduate of Manchester University with an accounting major and economics minor. Jonathan Austin (pictured) has been named an analyst. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University – South Bend. Also, Matt Nafziger has been appointed an analyst.
Sponsel CPA Group Hires Valuation Analyst
Sponsel CPA Group has added Meg Nowak as a valuation analyst in the valuation and litigation services department. She will help with data gathering, financial analysis and industry research. Nowak graduated from Millikin University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
BKD Makes Promotions, Hire
BKD has promoted Matt Malloy (pictured) to senior associate II and is in the tax department. He has a bachelor’s degrees in accounting, management and finance from Purdue University. Caroline Speidel (pictured) has been promoted to senior associate II and is a member of BKD National Not-for-Profit Group, BKD National Public Sector Group and BKD Higher Education Group. Also, Sean Smith has been hired as an experience hire recruiter in the Indianapolis office.
BGBC Partners Promotes Two
Indianapolis-based BGBC Partners has promoted Kyle Simmerman to managing partner. He has been with the firm for 10 years and focuses his practice in state tax. Also, Andrew Terry has been promoted to partner. He has been with the firm for 15 years and focuses his practice in the accounting and business advisory services area.
Somerset CPAs Appoints Director
Indianapolis-based Somerset CPAs, a full-service certified public accounting and professional services firm, has appointed Jason Leveson director of technology services. During his 22-year career, he has led multiple professional consulting service organizations. Leveson has held director-level positions within the technology-based organizations Axium and Deltek.
McGuire Sponsel Hires Project Manager
McGuire Sponsel has named Ben Worrell project manager, assisting the company’s site selection practice. Services include location modeling, site selection, incentives procurement and compliance management. Most recently, Worrell worked as deputy director for the Boone County Economic Development Corp., where he directed small business and entrepreneur programming and managed incentive programs to attract new businesses.
CliftonLarsonAllen Makes Advancements
CliftonLarsonAllen has advanced Allen Wright (pictured) to principal as part of the firm's wealth advisory practice. Michelle Hartman advanced to signing director, Sam Bookwalter to manager, Erin O’Connell to asst. controller and Katie Schorey to internal operations director. The following staff advanced to Senior Associate: Jacob Arkanoff, Ben Davis, Tom Doherty, Stephen Frankowski, Ryan Hatton, Keith Kizer, Grace LeRoy, John Shaw and Brandon Stapleton.
KSM Makes Promotions
Katz, Sapper & Miller has promoted 15 to managers: Allison Allen (pictured), Alex Cote, Ben Crim, Michael Fennerty, Jacqueline Foster, Andrew Fuchs, Lindsay Hammond, Erin Hunter, Sandy Krause, Corey McSweeney, Seth Sailors, Stephen Short, Daniel Tritch, Brad Weiss and Chris Young. Also, eight have been promoted to director.
BKD Indianapolis Announces Hires, Promotion
BKD Indianapolis has added to its team. Kirstin Flesher has been named an audit associate in the Indianapolis office. Also, Felix Cummings has been appointed a senior consultant for BKDnext in the Indianapolis office. Bingtao Lu has been named a tax associate in the Indianapolis office, and Sara Twining has been promoted to senior associate II.
Sponsel CPA Group Hires Manager
Philip Jackson has joined Sponsel CPA Group as a manager in the tax services department. The University of Indianapolis graduate earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and is a CPA with more than 20 years of experience in assisting businesses, individuals and not-for-profits through tax consulting and compliance services.
CliftonLarsonAllen Adds Executives, Hires
CliftonLarsonAllen has added Randy Krebs (pictured), national construction BizOps leader, along with CAST Directors Robert Myers and David Nidiffer to its team. The firm has also hired: Alex Land, private sector associate; Collin Hargreaves, professional search advisor; Tamara Brown, BizOps senior associate; Dayna Frantz, BizOps associate and Chrissy Cisternino, service process coordinator.
McGuire Sponsel Hires Administrative Coordinator
Ellie Crumley has joined McGuire Sponsel as an administrative coordinator. Her background is in the health and fitness industry. She previously served as a healthy lifestyle coach for Premise Health at the Cummins LiveWell Center in Columbus. Crumley also served in multiple roles involving day-to-day business operations, staff training and program implementation.
RSM Indiana Makes Promotions
RSM Indiana has promoted the following: Garrett Cannizzo (pictured), John Fredlake, Michele Jurkaites (pictured), Mark Matejka, Casey Dynako, Tyler Sims, Lauren Willis, Derek Zook, Scott Hurlbert, Megan May, Cory Wilson, Jessica Newell, Andrew Lynch, Sara Cruz, Sarah Feasby, Denise Easterday, Krystal Schrock and Jaymi Stoneburner.
BKD Adds Audit, Tax Associates
The BKD Indianapolis office has hired the following audit associates: Matt Goff, Alyse Phillips, Megan Durchholz, Connor Hammond, Tony Dyer, Blake Bowers, Jackson Naylor-Cook, Brett Lochbihler and Cyrus Holland. Also, the firm has hired the following tax associates: Elizabeth DeGutis, Jordan Zickert and Jacob McCrory.
McGuire Sponsel Hires Tax Consultant
Garrett Duffy has joined McGuire Sponsel as a tax consultant, assisting the specialty tax and consulting firm on data collection and analysis. He previously worked with Surreal Estate Designs in Indianapolis analyzing and evaluating potential projects and their costs. At The Gorman Group and SI Group in New York, Duffy completed lab work to evaluate and improve the quality of products.
Whitinger & Co. Adds Staff Accountant
Muncie-based Whitinger & Co. has added Ellen Skinner as staff accountant. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting – Summa Cum Laude and her Master’s Degree in Accounting from Ball State University. While at Ball State, Skinner was active with Beta Alpha Psi, inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and recognized for her academic achievement in the accounting program. She also worked as an intern for the firm last summer.
CliftonLarsonAllen Adds Executives
Indianapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen has added John Krutz (pictured) as client leader for its consulting & accounting solutions team along with CAST Directors: Colin Chambers; Cassie Li and James Owens. The firm has also added: Nate Richwine, tax manager; Matt House, national agricultural BizOps leader; Zach Miller, as part of the professional search group; Stephen Turner, assurance associate and Tamea Brinson, marketing coordinator.
BKD Announces New Partner
BKD has named Daniel Sink partner. He is a member of the firm's national construction and real estate group and focuses on tax and consulting. Sink has 28 years of experience in various aspects of the real estate and construction industries. During the last 18 years, he served as chief financial officer of a publicly held, full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment trust.
BKD Makes Appointments
BKD has hired Lucas Frank as senior managing consultant in the Forensics & Valuation Services department. Kevin Dodd has been named a senior consultant in the Indianapolis office. Miranda Todd has been hired as an accounting outsourcing associate. Parker Modesitt has joined the Administrative Staff in the Indianapolis office. Zach Biggs has been named a consultant in the Loan Review department. Grace Cooper and Abigail Gomez have been hired as tax associates.
Whitinger & Co. Names New Owner
Muncie-based Whitinger & Co. has promoted Ross Swallow to member/owner of the firm. He specializes in tax consulting and compliance services for small businesses and individuals. Swallow is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Indiana CPA Society, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the East Central Indiana Estate Planning Council. He joined the firm in 2006 and earned his CPA designation in 2007.
RSM Adds Andreozzi as Tax Partner
RSM US LLP has added William Andreozzi as a tax partner. He has more than 26 years of tax experience serving global, multi-state middle market companies and their owners. In his new role, Andreozzi will lead the Indianapolis tax practice and will drive and support marketplace growth efforts throughout central Indiana.
Katz, Sapper & Miller Adds Director
Katz, Sapper & Miller has hired Amy Lehrman as director of its Fort Wayne office. She is a member of the firm’s business advisory group. Lehrman has 10 years of experience in public accounting. She specializes in helping flow-through entities navigate and address their unique tax issues.
BKD Makes Promotions, Hires
BKD has promoted Bryan Callahan (pictured) to director of the firm's Big Data & Analytics practice. Also, Andrew Kolb and Will Lagunas have been promoted to senior associate. Sarah Wuestefeld has been named managing consultant. The firm has also hired: Ramses Aguayo, Lisa Bays, Laura Merry, Ethan Morris, Katelyn Secor and Jonathan Starr.
Agresta, Storms & O’Leary Elects Partner
Agresta, Storms & O’Leary PC has elected Rita Wilder partner at the firm. She is a certified public accountant and has been with the firm since it opened its doors in 2009. During her career at ASO, Wilder has held the positions of senior associate, manager, assurance services and, most recently, senior manager. Also, she was responsible initially for leading the ASO market development in Columbus as well as later opening the Columbus office in 2014.
McGuire Sponsel Hires Sales Rep
McGuire Sponsel has hired Robert "Bob" Poisal as a sales representative. He will assist the specialty tax and consulting firm with developing and securing new and existing relationships with CPA firms and other companies within a 200-mile radius of Indianapolis. Poisal previously served as an account developer at Perficient.
Blue & Co. Makes Promotions, Appointment
Carmel-based Blue & Co. LLC has promoted: Michelle Trowell (pictured) and Shawn Williams (pictured) to directors. Trowell joined the team in August 2009 and is responsible for assisting healthcare clients with Medicare reimbursement challenges. Williams started with the firm in September 2002. He is primarily responsible for financial statement audits, reviews and compilations. Also, Sara Jacobi has been appointed as the newest member of the executive committee.
RSM Adds to Team
RSM US LLP has named Shawna Jimenez senior tax manager. With 12 years of public accounting experience working at Deloitte Tax LLP, she has experience serving tax-exempt organizations in a variety of industries including healthcare, higher education, public foundations, student loan organizations and other public charities. Jimenez will lead the not-for-profit tax practice in Indiana.
CliftonLarsonAllen Adds to Team
CliftonLarsonAllen in Indianapolis has added: Tim Garrison (pictured), Rita Garrison, Tina Sims and Dan O’Connor to its Bizops Practice. Previously this team operated as The Controllership Group in Indianapolis. Also, the firm has hired Logan Rodgers as a tax associate.
Katz, Sapper & Miller Makes Promotions
Katz, Sapper & Miller has promoted Casse Tate and Chad Halstead to partner. Tate's responsibilities include guiding clients through tax planning and compliance issues, as well as providing general consulting services to ensure they are fully equipped to make advantageous financial decisions. Halstead has a background in analytical research and technical review of federal tax issues.
CliftonLarsonAllen Makes Promotions, Hires
CliftonLarsonAllen has promoted Michael Johnson (pictured) to signing director, Elliot Smith (pictured) to manager and Ben Childs to BizOps staff. The firm has hired Dave Hickman as managing principal of professional search. Shawn Miller and Jacob Arkanoff have been named tax associates and Sam Ryan has been appointed a tax senior associate. Kelly Iden, Megan Heiniger, Ryan Hatton, Tom Doherty and Brandon Stapleton have been hired as assurance associates.
BKD Makes Promotions
BKD has promoted: Dan Snyder (pictured) and Nick Eichelman to director, Kerry Bejarano to senior managing consultant, Nathan Fox, David Martin and T.J. Tursi to senior manager. Also, Sara Twining (pictured) has been promoted to senior associate. Also, Satoko Suzuki has transferred to the Indianapolis office from the firm's Chicago office as a senior manager.
Sponsel CPA Group Hires Sargent
Christopher Sargent has joined Sponsel CPA Group as a staff accountant in the audit & assurance services department. His duties will include performing audits, reviews, compilations and agreed-upon procedures for clients, primarily closely-held companies in the construction and manufacturing industries, as well as not-for-profits. Sargent is a graduate of Ball State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting.
Katz, Sapper & Miller Hires Managers
Katz, Sapper & Miller has added the following managers: Benjamin England (pictured), Tammy Heitz, Jordan Mayer, Callie Mehling, Timothy Murphy, Stephen Schnelker, Victoria Snyder, Logan Stamps, Alex Szarenski and Jenna Smith. Also, KSM Location Advisors has named Jamie Pike (pictured) manager, client relations and marketing.
BKD Indianapolis Adds to Team
The Indianapolis BKD office has named: Andrea Lock, Zach Taylor, Yi Ran Liu, Jillian Hardesty, Kyle Wallpe, Maggie Cordell, Brianne Stauffer, Alex Erwin, Tyler Brazill, Grant Marzke and Amanda Erxleben audit associates. Also, the firm has appointed: Ali Oppel and Bertram Riches tax associates.
Ally Accounting Hires Manager
Avon-based Ally Accounting has hired Wendi Dickison as manager. She brings more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of tax services, having worked for other regional CPA firms. She has worked with clients spanning from individuals, to nonprofits and small to midsized business entities.
Kruggel Lawton CPAs Adds to Team
Kruggel Lawton CPAs has added: Kate Koval, Tyler Locke, Lydia Mitchell, Andrea King (pictured), Jon Leaman (pictured) and Daniel Nowack. Koval, Locke and Mitchell have been named staff accountants in the South Bend office. Nowack has joined the St. Joseph office as a staff accountant. King has rejoined the firm’s Elkhart office as a senior staff accountant. Leaman has been named a senior staff accountant.
BKD Names Partners, Makes Promotions
BKD has appointed three partners: Andrew Rinzel (pictured), Justin McNabb and Craig Kuechenberg (pictured). The firm also promoted Nickie Redick to office industry leader for construction and Isabel Santner to office industry leader for real estate. Scott Siegel has joined the SALT team in Indianapolis.
Umbaugh Promotes Six
Umbaugh has promoted Heidi Amspaugh (pictured), a certified independent professional municipal advisor, to principal and Loren Matthes, a 30-year veteran of municipal financing programs, to partner. Also, Jesse Nelson (pictured), Deen Rogers, Jeff Rowe and Eric Walsh have been promoted to partners.
BKD Promotes Gernand to Managing Director
BKD has promoted John Gernand to managing director of its Bloomington office. Gernand is a member of BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group and has more than 15 years of auditing, accounting and consulting experience in the manufacturing, distribution and service industries.
BKD Makes Two Promotions
BKD has promoted Troy Gilstorf to managing partner at the firm's Indianapolis and Bloomington offices. He started his career as an intern for the company and most recently served as assistant managing partner for the past 8 years. Also, Tim Wilson has been promoted to national tax director.
Crowe Horwath Promotes Four Employees
Crowe Horwath has promoted Sean Katzenberger (pictured) to principal in risk consulting. Also, Kristen Malone (pictured) has been promoted to partner in tax services. Ron Melling has also been promoted to partner in audit services. The firm has also promoted Clayton Mitchell to principal in risk consulting.
Sponsel CPA Group Promotes Woehler
Sponsel CPA Group has promoted Aimee Woehler to senior accountant. She joined the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services department in 2014. In addition to public accounting, Woehler has an extensive background in the not-for-profit sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University.
Sponsel CPA Group Promotes Accountant
Sponsel CPA Group has promoted Brandon Cangany to senior accountant in its Tax Services department. He joined the firm as a staff accountant in 2015 after graduating from IUPUI’s Kelley School of Business, earning double majors with distinction in finance and accounting.
BKD Makes Promotions, Hires
BKD has added to its team. Jason Roeder has joined the health care team, Samantha Bruton has joined the administrative team. In the firm's Bloomington office Sierra Pratt has been named an administrative assistant. The firm has also made several promotions: Bryan Gray and Rachel Arnold (pictured) have been promoted to senior consultant.
BKD Names Senior Manager
BKD's Indianapolis office has promoted Michael Fortman to senior manager. He is a member of the firm's National Financial Services Group and has more than seven years of external and internal audit consulting experience. Fortman is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Indiana CPA Society.
Whitinger & Co. Expands Professional Staff
Whitinger & Co. has added Mike Bartlett as a staff accountant. He is a graduate of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. Bartlett went on to complete the education and examination portion of the Certified Financial Planner certification.
Alerding CPA Group Makes Promotions, Appointments
Indianapolis-based Alerding CPA Group has promoted Tracie Delph (pictured) to entrepreneurial services supervisor and Tyler Kleinschmidt (pictured) and Justin Schwartz to audit seniors. The firm also appointed Kathryn Hartman and Hannah Medler staff accountants.
Sponsel CPA Group Names Director
Sponsel CPA Group has named Bill Barks director of its Employee Benefit Plan Services department. He previously served at several public accounting firms in the Indianapolis area at the manager and partner level, heading up the employee benefits unit. In his new role, Barks will oversee
the group at providing Third Party Administration and Plan Design Consulting services.
Katz, Sapper & Miller Names Directors
Katz, Sapper & Miller has named 10 directors. David Blish (pictured) and Aaron Brezko are members of the firm's Healthcare Resources Group. Ashley Christie is a member of the firm's Real Estate Services Group. Stephanie Dunn is a member of the firm’s Business Advisory Group. Ali Todd (pictured) is a member of the firm's Business Advisory and Veterinary Services Groups.
RSM Adds to Team
Greg Jurgonski and John Fredlake, formerly of Jurgonski & Fredlake CPAs, have joined the Local Market Group in the northern Indiana practice of RSM US LLP. Jurgonski is a certified public accountant with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ferris State. Fredlake is a certified public accountant with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Manchester College.
Crowe Horwath Promotes Adair
Crowe Horwath LLP has promoted Mark Adair to managing partner of the firm's Fort Wayne office. He will also maintain a leading role in audit services. Adair holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and technology from Purdue University and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Indiana CPA Society.
RSM Promotes Two to Partner
RSM US LLP has promoted Jay Loudermilk and Sarah Waters to partner. Loudermilk joined the firm in 2014 and leads the Valuation Services practice for the Great Lakes region. Waters joined the firm in 2005. She has extensive experience specializing in expatriate and inpatriate taxation and planning.
BKD Adds to Team
The BKD Indianapolis office has added: Ashley Albertz (pictured), Henry Cochrane, Jenna Cushman, Jake Etnier, Angelo Gountanis, Maya Woods, Julie Joson, Nate Steinhiser and Brady Thomas to the Indianapolis audit team, and Colleen Diemer, John Kortman, Chris Lee and Grant Shambo to the Indianapolis tax team.
Whitinger & Co. Promotes Swallow
Whitinger & Co. has promoted Ross Swallow to member of the accounting and advisory firm. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Findlay with a double major in Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting with a Minor in Finance. Swallow then completed a Master's in Accounting from Ball State University. He joined Whitinger & Co. in 2006 and earned his CPA designation in 2007.
Sponsel CPA Group Adds to Leadership Team
Sponsel CPA Group has added to its leadership team. Jo-Ann Lewandowski (pictured) has been promoted to manager of employee benefit services. Josie Dillon (pictured) was promoted to manager in the tax services department. The firm has hired Emily Campbell as a staff accountant in its Audit & Assurance Services department.
BKD Promotes Six to Manager
BKD's Indianapolis office has promoted six to manager: Mark Aiken (pictured), Chris Burkhardt, Jim Gustafson, Derek Johnson, Garrett Ogden and Justin Verbeten (pictured). Also, BKD has been named a Bronze LearningElite organization for 2016 by Chief Learning Officer magazine.
Crowe Horwath LLP Adds Director
Kendra York has joined Crowe Horwath LLP as director in the government services group of performance consulting. She previously served as public finance director for the State of Indiana and has also served as the general counsel and chief operating officer for the Indiana Finance Authority.
Whitinger & Co. Adds Professional Staff
Muncie-based Whitinger & Co. has hired two employees: Valerie Ippel, as staff accountant and Kristy Spence as audit senior. Ippel previously worked for Heritage Environmental Services LLC. Spence has been working in the accounting industry for more than 25 years.
BKD Indianapolis Announces Promotions
BKD Indianapolis has announced several promotions: Justin Proctor (pictured) to senior consultant II; Emily Balbach (pictured) and Andrew Quinnette to senior associate II and Kyle Fessler to senior associate. Proctor is a 2010 graduate of Ball State University. Balbach is a 2012 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington. Quinnette is a 2012 graduate of Purdue University. Fessler is a 2012 graduate of Butler University.
CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Promotions
Indianapolis-based CliftonLarsonAllen has made several promotions: David Youngblood, senior manufacturing & distribution/private tax clients; Nicholas Miller, senior manufacturing & distribution; Kira Sexton, director of financial industries; Sarah Kuehl, senior accountant of nonprofit financial services; and Michelle Badger, office coordinator.
BKD Adds Associates
Indianapolis-based BKD LLP has hired Claudette Pickens as senior managing consultant for its national health care group. Deb Spall has also been named a managing consultant with the health care LTC team. Audit Associate Zach Richardville has transferred from the Fort Wayne office to the Indianapolis office.
BKD Announces New Hires, Promotions
BKD LLP has announced the following new hires and promotions: Cindy Adams, senior manager; Phillip Lay, senior associate; Dessy Tcholakova, senior associate; James Ward, manager; David Raab, senior manager; Nicholas Eichelman, senior manager; and Danny Kindle, senior consultant II. The firm has also announced Senior Associate Laura Haffner has transferred from its Fort Wayne office to Indianapolis.
BKD Announces Promotions and New Hires
BKD LLP has promoted the following to senior associates: Ellie Voith (pictured), Kathleen Maloof (pictured), Kirk Neibuhr and Wes Terry. The firm has also hired Rachel Arnold as a consultant in its enterprise risk solutions division and Sheryl Richey as a senior associate II.