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Mingling & Merriment: The New and Young Professionals Holiday Party
ew and young professionals celebrated the sea-
son in style at the eighth annual Mingling & Mer-
riment holiday party at the Society Room of Hart-
ford on December 10. The flagship NYP event
featured appetizers, wine and beer tastings, a pasta station,
photo booth and formal company photos, and a networking
game. Congratulations to game winner Gabriel Rosado of
CohnReznick, who walked away with a Visa gift card!
New and Young Professionals Cabinet Chair Mitch Insero
formally welcomed partygoers and recognized the 2015
CTCPA New and Young Professionals to Watch: Ross
Riskin, Kate Donovan, and Tessa Jordan (see page 10
for more).
This year, guests tipped their wine servers (members of the
New and Young Professionals Cabinet) for a great cause:
the Pajama Program, an organization that donates new pa-
jamas to local children in need, many of whom are waiting
and hoping to be adopted.
To top off the evening, each attendee went home with a
custom-etched mason jar glass.
Pictured back row: (from left) CTCPA Career and Academics Development Coordinator Tyler Losure, Kevin O'Keefe (Evolution1, Inc.), Andrew Cole (Grant
Thornton), Kevin Kiss (RSM US), Patrick Ritter (Deloitte), Paul LaBelle (BlumShapiro), Lauren Albert (United Technologies), Kathleen McKeon (Lefurge &
Gilbert), and Lana Ensling (CohnReznick). Front row: (from left) Cabinet Chair Mitchell Insero (CohnReznick), Michael Maksymiw (Filomeno & Company),
Cabinet Chari-elect Katherine McNair (O'Connor Davies), Joanna Purtell (United Technologies), and Cabinet Secretary Katherine Donovan (Whittlesey &
Hadley). Not pictured are Stephanie O'Keefe (ESPN), Donna Figueiredo (PwC), Evan Kalish (Crowe Horwath), Maggie Kish (KPMG), Christopher Marion
(Barron, Yanaros & Caruso), Anastasia Muench (Apicella, Testa & Co.), and Katy Showalter (Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina).
Thanks to the New and Young Professionals Cabinet!
Special thanks to the New and Young Professionals Cabinet members, who plan the Mingling & Merriment holiday party
along with many other events throughout the year.
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