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Connecticut CPA
January/February 2014
Members in the Media
CTCPA President
Camille Murphy,
a partner at Bailey
Murphy + Scarano
in Branford, was
featured in the Oc-
tober 2013 Business
New Haven feature "Where's the Mon-
ey? The New President of Connecti-
cut's CPA Society Takes an Unflinching
Look at the State's Fiscal Condition."
Public Service
Borgida & Company in Manches-
recently held its eighth annual Fall
Food Drive to help the Manchester
Area Conference of Churches (MACC)
Food Pantry. The drive raised about
1,250 pounds of food.
John Pearson of John F. Pearson, CPA
in Norwalk presented three sessions to
students at Western Connecticut State
University on budgeting, investments,
and risk management.
Benjamin Chianese, a manager at
Equale & Cirone, was elected for a fifth
term as a member of the Danbury City
Professional Activities
Steven I. Risbridger,
managing partner of
Reynolds & Rowella's
New Canaan office,
recently participated
in a panel discus-
sion sponsored by
the XPX Connecticut Exit Planning Ex-
change focused on collaboration in exit
planning for business owners.
Daniel Donofrio, a partner at
CohnReznick in Farmington, was re-
cently installed as the president-elect
of the Construction Industry CPAs/
Consultants Association (CICPAC) for
the 2013-2014 term. Donofrio leads
CohnReznick's Construction Industry
Practice in New England.
Peter F. De Nicola,
director of taxes for
America Corpora-
tion, Valhalla, NY,
has been elected a
vice president and
director of the Tax Executives Institute,
headquartered in Washington, D.C.
He is a former president and board
member of the Westchester-Fairfield
Chapter of the Tax Executives Institute.
Honors and Awards
Steven L. Bokoff, managing partner
of Goldblatt Bokoff in Norwich and
Thames Financial Management, re-
ceived the 2013 Distinguished Service
Award from the Norwich Free Acad-
emy Alumni Association. He was also
recently named a director of Dime
Savings Bank.
John T. Baily, a retired partner at PwC,
completed six years as chair of the
board of trustees of Albright College in
Reading, PA. He was also the recipient
of the Jacob Albright Award, which is
presented to a graduate who used his
or her liberal arts degree to its greatest
potential. It is the highest honor be-
stowed upon a graduate.
Sandra M. Woodbridge, a partner at
Michaud, Accavallo, Woodbridge &
Cusano, was recently presented with
the President's Award from Vista Voca-
tional & Life Skills Center in Westbrook,
an organization that seeks to "assist
adults with disabilities to live an inde-
pendent and successful life." Wood-
bridge received the annual award in
recognition of the "significant contri-
bution she made to Vista throughout
her career and throughout the life of
Vista as an organization."
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BlumShapiro Sponsors
Thanksgiving Campaign
For the second consecutive year, more than 2,000
families and seniors in New Haven enjoyed a full, tradi-
tional Thanksgiving meal thanks to the food collection
and distribution efforts of the BlumShapiro Thanksgiv-
ing Food Basket Campaign for Christian Community
Action. The two-month collection efforts included a
bagging weekend, pictured at left, when BlumShapiro
employees, their families, and others prepared bags of
food at the Casa Community Center. More than 40
New Haven-area businesses and other organizations,
including News 8, joined the effort.