Galanti & Co. Now Part of CLA

Accounting and consulting firm Galanti & Co. became part of professional services firm CliftonLarsonAllen on Jan. 1.

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Randy Galanti

“We’re excited to be the firm that introduces CLA to the Atlanta area,” Galanti & Co. managing partner Randy Galanti said in an announcement about his firm, which was founded in 1978. “We take pride in what we do — embracing a team approach with attentiveness to our clients’ unique needs — and our clients have repaid us with their trust and loyalty.”

Galanti’s team of 20-plus people establishes an Atlanta presence for CLA and continues to serve local and national clients.

CLA offers integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing and public accounting capabilities. Galanti & Co. and CLA share a commitment to help people reach their dreams.

“Our message is clear: We’re here to help,” said Jen Leary, CLA’s managing partner of office. “We are a growing professional services firm today because we’ve listened closely to our clients and responded by building teams with the capabilities to serve their evolving needs.”

CLA has nearly 4,000 employees in more than 90 U.S. locations.

 

Awards for Goldstein, Garber

The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry recently presented its E.B. Clark Award to Ronald E. Goldstein of Atlanta dental practice Goldstein, Garber and Salama.

The annual award recognizes leadership and contributions in research, education, and the application of color science and art in the dental profession.

Goldstein is the author of the first complete textbook on esthetic dentistry, “Esthetics in Dentistry,” published in six languages, and he wrote the consumer book “Change Your Smile,” now in 12 languages.

“I am grateful to have received this award from SCAD, a society whom I respect so much. It means a lot to me as well as to my team at Goldstein, Garber and Salama,” Goldstein said. “Dentistry is my passion, and I am appreciative to be recognized for my work within the profession.”

Goldstein and partners David Garber and Maurice Salama were recently recognized as leaders in continuing education by Dentistry Today. The magazine’s 18th annual directory, published in the December issue, spotlights the many professional educators leading the way in continuing education.
Goldstein, Garber and Salama have been recognized worldwide as part of Team Atlanta, along with Dr. Henry Salama. In September 2014, the team was featured on the cover of Dentistry Today for educational legacy and innovative clinical approaches to dentistry.

 

New No. 2 at Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has promoted one of its original employees, Joe Handy, to chief operating officer and executive vice president.

The aquarium announced Dec. 30 that Handy was replacing Mark Schafer, who stepped down for personal reasons a little more than a year after being promoted from chief financial officer to COO to replace David Kimmel. Schafer remains a consultant to the aquarium.

“We thank Mark for his excellent service and understand his decision to move on,” CEO Mike Leven said. “I’m confident Joe’s leadership will help us grow our nonprofit’s mission and reach over the next 10 years. … He understands the value of Bernie and Billi Marcus’ gift to the city, and he’s passionate about sharing our cutting-edge research and educational programs with our millions of guests.”

Handy started with the aquarium in 2005 as director of visitor services.