Ralph Thomas, CEO and executive director of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, Roseland, was awarded the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey’s 2021 Business Award, to be presented at the AACCNJ’s Eleventh Annual Circle of Achievement Virtual Awards Gala on Feb. 11. The award honors a distinguished group of African Americans who have attained a significant level of accomplishment in business, politics, education, sports and/or entertainment.
Tara Del Gavio and Chris Martin were named members of SobelCo, Livingston. Del Gavio joined the firm as a senior manager in the nonprofit and social services practice in 2018 and Martin was hired as a manager in the audit practice in 2015.
Rudolf Bless, chief accounting officer at Bank of America, was appointed chair of the Committee on Corporate Reporting for Financial Executives International, Morristown, for a term from March 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. He succeeds Prat Bhatt, senior vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller of Cisco Systems, Inc., who served as chair from July 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2021.