Glendenning named Howard County auditor

Craig Glendenning, CPA, has been selected by the Howard County Council as county auditor effective Sept. 4.

Glendenning is a graduate of the University of Baltimore and has served as assistant auditor in Anne Arundel County since November 2000. His responsibilities will include analysis and review of the county’s operating and fiscal budgets, performing audits of county programs, and evaluating the fiscal impact of legislation. The county auditor supervises an audit staff in providing recommendations and advice to the council in fiscal matters. The county auditor also coordinates a fraud hotline.

Glendenning has also served in a similar role in the Office of Legislative Audit for the State of Maryland. He is licensed by the Maryland State Board of Public Accounting. He replaces Haskell Arnold, who retired from the position on June 30, 2012.

Thompson named partner at Gross Mendelsohn

Ed Thompson, CPA, CFE, has been named a partner at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates. Thompson is director of the firm’shompson is the director of the firm’s Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution Group.

Thompson specializes in providing audit, tax and consulting services to family-owned businesses, including manufacturers, distributors and construction contractors. He also has experience working in the firm’s litigation support and forensic accounting department, providing accounting services in connection with business interruption loss evaluations and calculations of the value of stolen or destroyed cash and inventory.

Grissinger earns CPA

Andrea Grissinger, a supervisor in the audit department at Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates P.A., has earned the CPA designation.

Grissinger graduated from Stevenson University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and received her master’s degree in accounting and business advisory services from Towson University/University of Baltimore.


DeWitt named chairwoman of MACPA’s Technology Committee

Diana Boyd DeWitt has been appointed chairwoman of MACPA’s Technology Committee. A member for eight years, DeWitt’s responsibilities as chairwoman include coordinating an annual conference and overseeing forums throughout the year.

DeWitt is a manager in the audit and accounting department of Gross, Mendelsohn & Associates P.A. with over 15 years of experience.