People in the News – Jan. 28

Joe Caggiano, 48, a principal with Reznick Government, died Jan. 14 at his home in Bethesda, Md., of a massive heart attack. Caggiano was COO at Washington Management Group/FedSources, leaving in 2011. He joined Reznick, now CohnReznick in October of that year, with the aim of expanding the firm into the federal market. He previously worked at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. Bill Gormley, who worked with Caggiano for 10 years at the Washington Management Group/FedSources, told Washington Technology magazine that he “looked for a positive way to accomplish what some folks would see as a threat or disaster. Joe would offer encouragement and try to mentor the world if there was enough time.”

Other People in the News…

CBIZ MHM, based in Cleveland and Leawood, Kan., (FY11 net revenue of $598 million) announced that Scott J. Goldberg and Jay Graham have joined the company’s New York office as managing directors. Goldberg joins the Accounting Services Practice group with a specialization in nonprofit services. Previously, he was a principal in the Audit department at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) and a member of its Non-for-Profit Services Group. Prior to joining CBIZ, Graham spent three years as a managing director at True Partners Consulting. Graham, a member of the Tax Services Practice group, will focus on federal taxation with respect to consulting, compliance and ASC 740 services.

Michael Gottstein has been admitted to partner at New York-based Berdon (FY11 net revenue of $95 million) leverages nearly 20 years of experience in accounting to advise clients of all sizes in the real estate, private equity, transportation, manufacturing and distribution, and energy marketing sectors.

Donna L. Niesen has been admitted as a partner at Indianapolis-based Katz, Sapper & Miller (FY11 revenue of $46.71million). Niesen, who joined the firm in 2005, is a member of the firm’s state and local tax practice and specializes in multistate sales and income taxes, business incentives, controversy services, and other state taxes.

Four new partners have been admitted at Portland, Maine-based Baker Newman Noyes (FY11 net revenue of $27.9 million): Bill Beauchesne, Dayton Benway, Alan Duhaime and S. Andrew Smith. All four previously served as senior managers. Beauchesne, a specialist in partnership and LLC taxation, has been named tax partner. Duhaime, who focuses on manufacturing, high technology, health care and the not-for-profit sectors, has been named audit partner. Benway has been named partner in the health care management consulting division. Smith specializes in multi-state taxation, corporations and partnerships and cost segregation studies. He has been named tax partner.

Tim Snavely has been promoted to regional MP for the East Region of Springfield, Mo.-based BKD (FY12 net revenue of $401.8 million). The East Region consists of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Snavely will oversee eight offices with more than 375 employees. Formerly the Kentucky-Southern Indiana MP, Snavely replaces Ted Dickman, who was named CEO in June. David Tate will replace Snavely as the Kentucky-Southern Indiana MP.

New York City-based Marks Paneth & Shron (FY11 net revenue of $88.2 million) has admitted Dawn Rhodes as partner in the tax practice. She specializes in matters related to the real estate industry, estates and trusts and high-net-worth individuals.

Three new partners have been admitted at Rockville, Md.-based Aronson (FY11 net revenue of $52.2 million): Rob Eby, Amanda Fuller and Stephen White. Eby provides assurance and consulting services for clients that include nonprofits, associations, foundations, schools and service organizations. Fuller provides audit and assurance services to employee benefit plans. White is Aronson’s chief administrative officer.