Bill Rucci takes over as Russell Bedford chairman

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 22, 2014 - Russell Bedford International has announced that William (Bill) F. Rucci, Jr., CPA, MST, the president of Boston area member firm Rucci Bardaro & Falzone, has been elected chairman of the international board of management following the retirement of Geoff Goodyear at the accounting network's 2014 annual general meeting in London.

    Bill Rucci was vice-chairman of Russell Bedford International for two years as part of a transition process, and he continues to serve as co-director of the Russell Bedford North American Tax Services Group.

    Following the handover of the chairmanship, Bill Rucci commented: "I am thrilled and deeply honoured to have been chosen for this important role. Geoff Goodyear was chairman for 18 years and was responsible for establishing Russell Bedford as one of the leading global networks of independent mid-tier accounting firms. I look forward to chairing the Russell Bedford board and working with our management team and member firms as we continue to grow the network's global brand and international reach."

    Also elected at the AGM were Tom Donovan, partner in PMB Helin Donovan, Austin, Texas, as one of two directors representing North America, and Laurence Newman, partner in Lubbock Fine, London, as one of two directors representing the European region. Both will serve initially for a three-year term on the ten-member board.

    Other members of the international board are: Alan Bezzant (CEO); Klaus-Peter Hillebrand (Germany); Jorge Jiménez Lizardi (Mexico); Harris Kligman (Canada); James Ngai (China); Abir Raveh (Israel) and Daniel Ryba (Argentina).

    Notes to Editors

    About Russell Bedford International
    Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants. Ranked amongst the world's leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 600 partners, 5000 staff and 290 offices in more than 100 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Russell Bedford International is a member of the IFAC Forum of Firms - an association of international audit networks, whose goal is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial reporting and auditing practices worldwide.

    Kempton Bedell-Harper
    Russell Bedford International
    T: +44 20 7410 0339
    E: info ( @ ) russellbedford dot com

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