Rashada Whitehead was promoted to the newly created role of national managing director of culture, immersion and inclusion at Grant Thornton, Chicago, where she has worked since 2019. She will also join Grant Thornton’s national leadership team, be responsible for the firm’s NLT diversity, equity & inclusion task force, and continue in her role as head of colleague experience, people & community. Grant Thornton also named a CEO-elect. (Read the full story.)
The Kansas Society of CPAs, announced its 2021-22 Lead to the Future Leadership-Elite Network class: Jami Benyshek, senior manager, Adams Brown Strategic Allies and CPAs; Cassandra Carolan, manager, BT&Co.; Joe DeBauche, manager, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd; Keaton Dugan, senior associate, Christine Kirchner, senior associate, Kelly Terhune and Chloe Zimmerman, all senior associates, KCoe Isom; Beauty Henecke, senior tax associate, Goering & Granatino; Candice Johnson, manager, Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd; Shawnell Linot, senior manager, BKD CPAs & Advisors; Rachel Ogle, director of accounting & inventory, PTMW; Tara Mollhagen Shepard, associate attorney, Bever Dye; Ryan Scheck, senior manager, Adams Brown Strategic Allies and CPAs; and Allison Whitfield, senior tax associate, Goering & Granatino.