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Public Service
Daniel J. Daigle, a partner at Smith,
Daigle&CompanyinSouthington,was
namedtotheboardoftrusteesatJe-
romeHome,aNewBritainfacilityspe-
cializing in supplying quality care for
independentandassistedliving.
Tim S. Ledwick, CFO of Dictaphone
Corp. in Stratford, was appointed to
theboardofdirectorsforTelkonet,Inc.
Ledwickwillalsochairthecompany's
auditcommittee.
TwentyemployeesfromtheWestHart-
fordofficeof
BlumShapirovolunteered
in area elementary schools for Junior
Achievement in a Day, which teaches
studentstheycanbesuccessful.
MichaelL.Kraten,
president of Enter-
prise Management
Corp. in Milford,
delivered a lesson
onfinancialliteracy
to 16 high school
studentsatSteppingStonesMuseum
forChildrenonMay29.Thetopicsdis-
cussed included budgeting, student
loans,andcreditcards.
Members in the Media
AndrewS.Lattimer,ataxpartnerat
BlumShapiro in West Hartford, wrote
the "Talking Points" column "2011
a difficult tax year; 2012 could be
evenharder"intheMay14issueofthe
Hartford Business Journal.
Susan J. Bruno, managing director
of Beacon Wealth Consulting in
Stamford, wrote "How My Life as an
Entrepreneur Started at McDonald's"
forForbes.
Honors and Awards
Kevin C. Leahy,
CEO of Connecti-
cut Wealth Man-
agement in Farm-
ington,wasnamed
one of the Best
Financial Advisers
forDentistsbyDental Practice Report,
the leading product magazine for the
dentalindustry.
J.H. Cohn was named among the
2012 Best Public Accounting Firms
forWomenbytheAmericanSocietyof
Women Accountants and the Ameri-
canWoman'sSocietyofCertifiedPub-
lic Accountants for the second con-
secutiveyear.
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Professional Activities
Douglas A. Joseph, a tax partner
at BlumShapiro in West Hartford,
Anthony J. Switajewski, a tax
partner at BlumShapiro in West
Hartford, and
Stephen J. LaRosa, a
director at PwC in Hartford, all spoke
at the Connecticut Business and
IndustryAssociation's2012Connecti-
cutTaxConference.
JenniferL.Katrulya,solepractitioner
of Business Management Resource
GroupinDanbury,spokeattheAICPA
Practitioner Symposium and TECH+
ConferenceJune10to13inLasVegas,
NVandtheScalingNewHeightsCon-
ference,June17to20inNashville,TN.
Robert Preston has published an
ebook on long-term care, "Winning
in the Last Inning: How to Grow Old,
StayIndependentandFinanciallySol-
vent."Thebook,designedforanyone
involvedincaregivingfortheelderlyor
disabled, is available on major ebook
sitesincludingAmazon.com.
Chris Aroh, a partner at J.H. Cohn
in Glastonbury, has been elected to
theBoardofTrusteesofTheFundfor
Greater Hartford. The election took
placeattheFund'sMarchmeeting,at
whichChrissignedontoserveonits
financecommittee.
Member Presents 200th Public Speaking Engagement
Stephen Pedneault, owner of Forensic Accounting
ServicesinGlastonbury,beganspeakingpubliclyabout
fraud,embezzlement,andforensicaccountingin1997
andwillreachamilestoneinJune,whenhepresentshis
200
th
speakingengagementatthe23
rd
AnnualAssocia-
tionofCertifiedFraudExaminersFraudConferenceand
ExhibitioninOrlando,FL.ThiswillbePedneault's22
nd
nationalspeakingengagement.Hisengagementshavealsobroughthimto
17collegesanduniversitiesand15highschools.