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New CSCPA President Greg Lainas (left) presents the ceremonial gavel plaque to
Immediate Past President Marcia Marien.
Annual Business Meeting
2011-2012 Board of Directors Elected
Gregory A. Lainas
Noelle A. Taddei
Brian J. Kelleher
Mark A. Andrews
Jevon Knowles
Vanessa E. Rossitto
Advisory Council Chair
Michael L. Kraten
The Advisory Council Chair, as elected by the Advisory
Council members, also serves as a member of the Board
of Directors.
Marien (right) presents the Jack Brooks Leadership Award to Pamela Q. Weaver.
2011 Jack Brooks Leadership Award
Presented to Pamela Q. Weaver
The Essential Event included CSCPA's Annual Business Meeting, during which 2011-2012 President Gregory A. Lainas
was installed. The complete Board of Directors was elected as follows:
In addition to the engraved award presented to each
recipient, a "living plaque" with Jack's image, lan-
guage describing this honor, and the names of the
various winners will be on permanent display in the
Society's offices. Here is the language that appears
on the living plaque:
"Jack Brooks served faithfully as the executive direc-
tor of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public
Accountants from 1964 to 1996. As the chief admin-
istrative officer of the CSCPA, Jack worked closely
with the members to advance the stature and image
of the profession through his counsel, innovation, and
overall service.
In 2011, to memorialize the inspiration, dedication,
and drive for accomplishment that defined Jack, the
Society created `The Jack Brooks Leadership
Award' for presentation on an annual basis to the
CSCPA member whose contributions best reflect
those same qualities that made Jack and the
Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
true champions of the profession."
The inscription on this year's award reads as follows:
The 2011 Jack Brooks Leadership Award
Presented to Pamela Q. Weaver, CPA
For Her Outstanding Contributions
to Connecticut's CPA Community
President Marcia Marien announced the creation of the "Jack Brooks Leadership Award," a tribute to long-time CSCPA
Executive Director Jack Brooks, who passed away last year. The award will supplant the CSCPA Member of the Year
Award and be presented on an annual basis.