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Connecticut CPA
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July/August 2012
O
nMay14,CTCPAhosteditsfourthannualEssential
Event. With a little technology (thanks to Apple
representatives), a little economics (Newsweek
senioreditorandYahoo!Financecolumnist
DanGross),a
littlepolitics(thenation's"electionmeister"
BillSchneider),
and a lot of humor (stand-up comedian and motivational
speaker
Mack Dryden), the CTCPA thanked outgoing
president
Greg Lainas, welcomed current president
NoelleTaddei,andhonoredStevePedneaultwiththeJack
BrooksLeadershipAward.
A Tragic Comedy: Politics and Humor in 2012
Comedian and motivation
al speaker Mack Dryden st
rikes some poses, keeping
the audience entertained and photographer Kirsten Piechota on her toes!
Some of the more than 175 registrants enjoy a laugh at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.
2012-2013 Pr
esident Noelle T
addei and 2011-2012
President Greg Lainas pause for a photo opp.
"Electionmeister" Bill Sch
neider prognosticates
on the coming election season.
Writer Dan G
ross takes a
dvantage of
the latest te
chnology,
selling autographed copies of his book via an iPad app.
Greg Lainas
congratula
tes Steve P
edneault, 2
012
recipient of
the Jack B
rooks Lead
ership Awa
rd.