People in the News – Dec. 11

Mitch Hansen and Pete Miller have been admitted as a partner at Clark Nuber of Bellevue, Wash. (FY11 net revenue of $26.70 million) effective Jan. 1. Hansen is an expert in long-term health care strategies and leads the governmental practice area. Miller has led the development of forensic accounting within Clark Nuber.

The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) has elected new leadership for 2013: president, Leslie Lamanna, partner at LaManna & LaManna; secretary/treasurer, Kitak (K.T.) Leung, principal at Leung Accountancy Corporation; and vice president, Michael Savoy, managing director of Gumbiner Savett Inc. The CBA, with 76,000 licensees, regulates the largest group of licensed accounting professionals in the nation.

New York City-based EisnerAmper (FY12 net revenue of $256.92 million) announced three new leadership appointments for its New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia offices. Bruce Rosen, co-chair of the assurance practice, takes on the New York PIC position, a new role in the firm, effective immediately. Lori F. Reiner, a member of the firm’s strategic planning committee, is the new incoming PIC of the firm’s Jenkintown, Penn., office while current Jenkintown office leader, Jay Weinstein, a member of the firm’s executive and governance committees, will relocate to New Jersey and assume the new role as PIC of the firm’s consolidated New Jersey office in Metro Park.

Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly (FY12 net revenue of $157.70 million) The partners of Eide Bailly elected Dave Stende, who has served as the firm’s chief operating officer (COO) since 2006, as managing partner/CEO-elect to succeed Jerry Topp, effective May 1. Topp, who is nearing retirement, plans to remain with the firm for a few years to work on M&A activities and special projects. When Topp accepted the managing partner/CEO role in 2003, the firm had $54 million in net fees, nine offices, 75 partners and 577 staff members. Today, the firm has grown to $158 million, 21 offices, 165 partners and 1,016 staff members. “Jerry has provided outstanding leadership during the past 10 years, as we have seen the firm triple in size. I plan to build on what he has done,” Stende says.