Principal and CSCPA Past President John Turgeon was
presented with the "Walking the Road Less Traveled"
award from the National Association of Black Accountants
(NABA) Hartford chapter during the annual "NABA Night of
Stars" gala. Turgeon was honored for his contributions to
the profession, community, and organization, which
"exemplify NABA's mantra of `Lifting As We Climb,'"
according to NABA.
organizations simply because I enjoy building new relation-
ships and contributing to the mission wherever I can,"
Turgeon said. "Learning that NABA wanted to recognize me
for my involvement made me feel very good [like] in some
way my efforts made a difference."
ing his CSCPA presidency (2008-2009). Faced with an
aging membership lacking in diversity, he began to reach
out to NABA's Hartford chapter, the Association of Latino
Professionals in Finance and Accounting, and other relat-
build the necessary bridges to and from the diverse commu-
only allow each of our organizations to become stronger
with the others' involvement, but it would also help us attract
new members who could contribute to our success in ways
where others may not have in the past. We should be
very proud of the new relationships we have built over the
last few years. I believe it is serving us all very well."
www.nabahartford.org, which details all the events and pro-
grams they have planned for the year," he added. "For those
who are interested, I encourage them to attend one of the
upcoming events so they can meet other members and
learn more about NABA's mission. From there, they can
easily become a full-fledged member."
its second joint networking social on January 20. For more
information, check the CSCPA website or contact John
Turgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-678-6014.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
"Walking the Road Less Traveled" award from NABA
members Ronita Fisher and Mory Soumahoro.