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Member News
Members in the
Michele A. Spence
partner at Meyers,
Harrison & Pia in
New Haven, was
interviewed for the
New Haven Register
on how to talk to
kids about money.
CSCPA Student
Relations Specialist,
was interviewed on
the "Accounting
Careers for
Dummies" website
for the article "Jill
Brightman of the Connecticut Society
of CPAs Discusses Scholarships
Available to Current and Future
Connecticut Accounting Students."
Managing Partner
CarlJohnson and
CSCPA Executive
Director ArtRenner
were quoted in
"Merger frenzy likely
to continue" in the
Hartford Business
Honors and Awards
GeraldJ.Boisvert, executive vice
president and CFO of Connecticut
Children's Medical Center in Hartford,
was named the Hartford Business
"CFO of the Year" for 2011 in
the Nonprofits category. Other CSCPA
members earned the honor of being
"CFO of the Year" finalists, including:
MaryR.Casey of Community Mental
Health Affiliates of New Britain, John
of Ulbrich Stainless Steels
and Special Metals in North Haven,
LindaDahlmeyerof Universal Health
Care Foundation of Connecticut in
Meriden, RaymondA.GasperiniJr.
of Church Homes in Hartford, and
JamesT.Jones of Oak Hill
(Connecticut Institute for the Blind)
in Hartford.
Public Service
Army National Guard Major Kurt
, a sole practitioner in Brookfield,
recently spoke to students at
Brookfield High School about pursuing
a career in accounting as part of the
Army National Guard's Partners in
Education program.
Bill Saas of Saas Kirwan Associates
in Wallingford covered "Tax Saving
and Investment Opportunities Which
Reward Not-for-Profit Volunteer
Service" while appearing as guest
speaker before the Connecticut
statewide convention of Birthright
International in South Meriden.
Professional Activities
, principal
of Konowitz, Kahn &
Company in North
Haven, recently
presented a
seminar on "Cash
Strategies for Business Success" for
the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce.
Konowitz, Kahn &
Company Managing
Principal Armand
has been
elected to the
Executive Committee
of JHI's Americas
Region, a global
network of independent accountancy,
business advisor, and financial con-
sulting firms in more than 55 countries.
MarkTorello, CEO of The Technology
Group in Hartford, has earned the
Certified in Risk and Information
Systems Control (CRISC) certification
from the Information Systems Audit
and Control Association (ISACA).
Member News
RichardV.Kretz, partner with J.H.
Cohn in Farmington, has been elected
treasurer of the Connecticut Valley
Region Porsche Club of America.
Matthias Strilbyckij
Michele Spence
Jill Brightman
Armand Rossi
Carl Johnson
Art Renner