Layoffs Reach State Board of Accountancy
I regret to inform the CTCPA membership that effective June 2, 2016, the re-
maining State Board of Accountancy staff members, Legal Counsel and Acting
Executive Director Sonia Worrell Asare and License and Application Analyst
Stephanie Sheff, received layoff notices from the state of Connecticut. The
state's most recent biennial budget relocated the State Board from the Office
of the Secretary of the State to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP),
without staff, as of July 1, 2016.
Sonia joined the State Board of Accountancy
staff in May 2012 as staff attorney and became
the acting executive director in 2014, when six
new members of the State Board were sworn in
following the resignations of all but two mem-
bers in late 2013. Stephanie was a long-time
staff member of the State Board.
I know I speak for all of us here at the Society, both the volunteer leadership and
the staff, when I say that Sonia and Stephanie proved themselves tremendous
assets to the State Board and its proceedings.
Sonia ushered in an even more proactive era of communication from and with
the State Board of Accountancy, from promoting interaction between the staffs
of the profession's regulatory agency and its professional membership organi-
zation to actively reaching out to the public to explain the role and functions of
the State Board. Sonia and Stephanie and their very valuable contributions to
Connecticut's public accounting community will be missed.
We have already engaged both the commissioner and deputy commissioner of
the Department of Consumer Protection in direct conversation regarding the
relocation of the State Board, and these talks continue. Both DCP and the Con-
necticut Society of CPAs share the concern and desire that Connecticut's CPAs
receive the high level of service they deserve from their state regulatory agency.
We are moving forward in good faith and we are optimistic and encouraged that
this will be a smooth and complete transition, although it will take some time.
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we move forward.
A publication of the Connecticut
Society of Certified Public Accountants
CTCPA Board of Directors
Robert D. Boudreau, CPA
Bradley D. Kronstat, CPA
Susan A. Martinelli, CPA
Brenden M. Healy, CPA
Dennis W. Cole, CPA
Edwin R. Muenzner, CPA
Mary K. Wisenski, CPA
CTCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner, CPA
Kirsten F. Piechota
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Julie E. McNeal, CPA
Vol. 57, Issue 4
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The state's most recent
biennial budget relocated
the State Board from the
Office of the Secretary of
the State to the Department
of Consumer Protection,
without staff, as of July 1.
Art Renner, Executive Director
From the Executive Director