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January/February 2013
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Honors & Awards
The Technology Group was named
to the Ingram Micro SMB 500, a
list celebrating the top 500 fastest-
growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel
partners focused on small and mid-
sizebusinesses.
Jeffrey M. Weiner,managingpartner
of Marcum, was named a Managing
PartnerEliteintheinauguralprogram
launched by Accounting Today in its
October 2012 issue. Weiner was rec-
ognized for his "national drive" in
growing Marcum from a regional firm
toanationalleaderwith20officesand
950employees.
KPS & CompanyinWestHartfordcel-
ebratedits30thyearinbusiness.Inrec-
ognitionofthismilestone,theyreceived
anofficialcitationfromtheConnecticut
GeneralAssemblyofferingitssincerest
congratulations and best wishes for
futuresuccess.
James L. Curry,apartnerofDeloitte
in Stamford, was one of four CPAs
nationwide awarded the AICPA Sus-
tainedContributionAward.Theaward
recognizes CPAs who have contrib-
utedmeasurablytotheAICPAandthe
CPAprofessionthroughtheirvolunteer
service. All recipients have served on
an AICPA volunteer group for 20 or
more years and have served at least
onceasachairofanAICPAcommit-
tee,taskforce,orresourcepanel.
Edward E. Hackett, CFO of The Vil-
lageforFamilies&ChildreninHartford,
wasnameda2012"CFOoftheYear"
forthenonprofitcategorybythe Hart-
ford Business Journal.
Shawn Har-
rington,vicepresidentforadministra-
tion and finance for West Hartford's
UniversityofSaintJoseph,andBlum-
Shapiro CFO
Tammy Maguire were
namedasfinalistsforthehonor.
Medical Economics magazinehasrec-
ognized
Kevin C. Leahy,CEOofCon-
necticutWealthManagementinFarm-
ington, as one of the "Best Financial
Advisers for Doctors" for the second
year in a row. Honorees are chosen
basedontheirbreadthofknowledge,
experience,andcredentials.
A. Donald Janezic Jr.ofR.C.Bigelow
in Fairfield was named "CFO of the
Year"inthemedium-sizecategoryby
theFairfield County Business Journal.
JanezicwashonoredNovember19at
an event co-sponsored by TD Bank
andMcGladrey.
Howard L. Carver, retired managing
partner of Ernst & Young in Hartford,
wasinductedintotheJuniorAchieve-
ment of Southwest New England's
BusinessHallofFame.Carverwillbe
honoredattheBusinessHallofFame
dinnerinApril.
Professional Activities
Michael D. Frenza, a manager with
BlumShapiro in West Hartford, was
certifiedasaCertifiedInsolvencyand
RestructuringAdvisor(CIRA).
Joseph A. DeCusati and John M.
DelGrego, managing directors at
Meyers,Harrison&PiainNewHaven,
both received the Accredited in Busi-
nessValuation(ABV)designationfrom
theAICPA.
Mark I. Harrison, managing partner
ofMeyers,Harrison&PiainNewHa-
ven,wasaco-presenterattheAmeri-
canAcademyofMatrimonialLawyers'
Annual Conference on "Double Dips,
Flips,andTrips:PropertyVersusCash
FlowIssuesinDissolutionofMarriage
Cases"inChicago,ILinNovember.
Kenneth J. Pia, a partner of Meyers,
Harrison & Pia in New Haven, gave a
presentation on "Navigating the Dou-
bleBlackDiamondTrailofDOLAudits
ofESOPs"attheNewEnglandChap-
teroftheESOPAssociationAnnualFall
ConferenceinKillington,VTinOctober.
Public Service
Nancy Riella, principal at Riella &
Lepak in Colchester, participated in
Southestern Connecticut Homeless
ConnectonNovember2withtheCol-
chester Coalition to Combat Home-
lessnessinColchester.Thegroupaims
to keep people and families in their
homesandincreasethequalityoftheir
liveswithoutbuildinganothernonprofit
organization; this mission is accom-
plished through community lunches
open to anyone in need, a twice-per-
monthmedicalvanservingindividuals
withouthealthinsurance,andpartner-
ships with the Connecticut Depart-
mentofHealthandAddictionServices
andtheRelianceHouse.
Gregory R. Stelmak, a senior staff
accountant at Harvey & Horowitz in
Rocky Hill, has been re-elected to a
22nd one-year term as treasurer of
the Kiwanis Club of Newington. He
has also been appointed a Justice of
thePeaceinConnecticutbythetown
clerkofNewington.
Members in the Media
Joseph Natarelli, national construc-
tion industry leader and partner-in-
charge of the Marcum New Haven
office, was quoted in the Hartford
Business Journalarticle"CT'sSlump-
ing Economy Deepens Construction
Woes"onNovember2.
Robert V. Lally,apartnerofFederman,
Lally & Remis in Farmington, contrib-
utedthearticle"Inreality,fiscalcliffis
accountingproblem"totheDecember
10Hartford Business Journal.
You can send your news to
Caitlin
Bailey O'Neill atcaitlinb@ctcpas.org.
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