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Member News
Public Service
Brian DiBella of Simione, Macca &
Larrow, LLP in Rocky Hill represented
the CPA profession at a Math Career
Day for high school students held at
Manchester Community College in
April. The students in attendance
expressed an interest in exploring
math-related careers.
Michele
Spence
and
Joseph
DeCusati of Meyers, Harrison & Pia,
LLC in New Haven spoke to a group of
12th grade students studying account-
ing and ethics at Hill Regional Career
High School in New Haven about real-
life cases of fraud such as check kiting,
embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, and tax
evasion. Spence was also appointed to
the Audit Task Force of the Agency on
Aging of South Central Connecticut.
Bob Fulton, a principal with Dworken,
Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala in
Shelton, was elected in May to a three-
year term on the Regional School
District 13 Board of Education, serving
Durham and Middlefield. He just com-
pleted a three-year term as chairman
of the Durham Ethics Commission.
In the Media
Mark I. Harrison of Meyers, Harrison
& Pia, LLC in New Haven was quoted
in "Use 2010 Tax Documents to Help
Plan This Year" in the New Haven
Register on April 17, 2011.
Honors & Awards
J.H. Cohn LLP was named one of the
"Best Accounting Firms for Women" by
the American Society of Women
Accountants
(ASWA)
and
the
American Woman's Society of Certified
Public Accountants (AWSCPA). The
10 best firms were selected from the
firms that participated in the 2011
Accounting MOVE Project, sponsored
by the ASWA and AWSCPA. Firms
were ranked on the range, depth, and
success of programs and workplace
culture proven to remove barriers to
women's success, especially at
midlevel and above. J.H. Cohn stood
out for its Professional Women's
Program and work-life programs.
Professional Activities
Stephen A. Pedneault of Forensic
Accounting
Services,
LLC
in
Glastonbury led the May 23 program
"Violence in the Workplace" for the
Connecticut Chapter of the American
Society of Women Accountants.
Kenneth J. Pia Jr. of Meyers, Harrison
& Pia, LLC in New Haven earned the
Master Certified Business Appraiser
(MCBA) designation from the Institute
of Business Appraisers. Pia also spoke
to a group of bankers in New Haven on
"The ABCs of ESOPs: A Tax-Favored
Strategy for Business Owners."
John DelGrego of Meyers, Harrison &
Pia, LLC in New Haven spoke to a
group of insurance agents in Stratford
on "Key Elements of a Buy-Sell
Agreement."
James T. Lane of UnitedHealthcare
contributed "A Healthy Dose of User
Adoption" in a recent article published
by CRM Magazine and presented
"Driving Effective Sales Transformation
and Operational Excellence Through
Customer Relationship Management
Solutions" at the Oracle Chief Sales
Officer Summit in New York City in April.
Janice E. Kunst of Reynolds &
Rowella, LLP in Ridgefield participated
in a panel discussion in May at the
Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce's
Sixth Annual Women's Forum.
Mark I. Harrison of Meyers, Harrison
& Pia, LLC in New Haven spoke at the
Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts'
National Conference in Denver, CO on
the topic of valuing businesses and
funds.