+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Member News Professional Activities James Mahoney, managing partner of Mahoney Sabol & Company in Glastonbury, has been elected chairman of the board of directors for the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. He will also serve as vice chair for Center of Special Care, its parent corporation. Melinda Smith, an audit manager at Mahoney Sabol & Company in Glastonbury, has been appointed to the board of directors for Community Health Charities of New England, whose mission is to unite donors in the workplace with trusted health charities. Stephen A. Kolenda, professor of business administration and accounting and acting department chair at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, presented his paper “China’s Economic Incursion into Laos” at the 21st Annual ASIANetwork Conference in Nashville. Kolenda, who has led two recent business programs to China, spent three months in the Far East in 2012. Jay Rasmus, a partner at Mahoney Sabol & Company in Glastonbury, moderated a banking and finance panel discussion to more than 200 attendees at the Connecticut Economic Outlook Forum. Mahoney Sabol & Company was a co-sponsor of the event. Kenneth J. Pia Jr., partner in charge of business valuation services at Meyers, Harrison & Pia in New Haven, spoke at the 2013 XPX (Exit Planning Exchange) Summit in Boston, MA on the topic of “Valuation Inaccuracies and What to Do About Them” on May 3. John DelGrego, a managing director in the Business Valuation and Litigation Assistance Group at Meyers, Harrison & Pia in New Haven, presented a seminar on “What You Can Learn From a Tax Return and Where to Find It” to the Fairfield County Bar Association on May 15. Mark Harrison, managing partner at Meyers, Harrison & Pia in New Haven, spoke at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) New England 2013 Regional Symposium in Boston, MA on May 4 on “The Evolution of Business Valuation in the Courts: Issues and Considerations for the Valuation Expert and Trial Lawyer.” ford’s Camp Courant received an additional $2,000 for recruiting the most runners, as well as an additional $2,000 for raising the most money. Members in the Media Andrew S. Lattimer, a tax partner at BlumShapiro in West Hartford, wrote the April 8 Hartford Business Journal “Expert Corner” column “‘Play or Pay’ Decision Looms for Business Community.” Lattimer was also interviewed about taxes on WTIC AM with Ray Dunaway on April 12. David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative based in Bridgeport, wrote the April 28 Hartford Courant opinion piece “Sinking as Global Economy Changes.” Mark M. Wynnick, a partner at Weinshel, Wynnick & Associates in Fairfield, appeared on “All About Commercial Real Estate” on March 4 to discuss various tax issues related to commercial real estate. The show is hosted by Ronald Czebiniak, a commercial real estate broker, on Mondays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on WICC AM 600 in Bridgeport. Joseph Natarelli, national construction industry leader and partner-incharge of the Marcum New Haven office, was featured in the Construction Business Owner article “Examining Your Financials: Ask the Experts.” Edward E. Pratesi, managing director at Brentmore Valuation Advisors in West Hartford, was interviewed in the May 13 Hartford Business Journal Q&A “Think About Exit Strategy When Starting Business.” Honors and Awards Citrin Cooperman was ranked number six on the Hartford Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work in CT 2013” list in the large company category. Pullman & Comley was ranked number six on the list in the small/medium company category. Alan J. Clavette, member of Clavette & Company in Newtown, was recently honored by the Newtown Democratic Town Committee for his longstanding community service. Public Service Scott A. Trenholm, managing partner of Grant Thornton in Glastonbury, was elected treasurer of The Hartford Club. Carrie A. Zimyeski and Ryan Taranovich from Zackin Zimyeski Sullivan participated in a career fair at Crosby High School in Waterbury on May 1. For the sixth year, CohnReznick served as presenting sponsor of the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity and also established a new Birdies Bonus Bucks program of $50,000. Birdies for Charity is a pledge-based fundraiser, similar to a walk-a-thon, where Connecticut-based not-for-profit organizations can solicit pledges based upon the number of birdies made during the 2013 Travelers Championship. CohnReznick handles the administration for the program, which includes tracking pledges, issuing invoices, and collecting payments. BlumShapiro hosted its fifth consecutive 5K for Charity at the Travelers Championship along the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. All participants were able to donate $10 of their race fee to the charity of their choice. The BlumShapiro team benefitting Hart- Send Us Your News! Send your news to Assistant Editor Caitlin Bailey O’Neill at caitlinb@ctcpas.org or CTCPA, 716 Brook St., Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433. Connecticut CPA July/August 2013 25 g