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Connecticut CPA
January/February 2016
Members in the Media
Joseph Natarelli, Marcum's national
construction industry group leader,
and Anirban Basu, Marcum's chief
construction economist, wrote "Just
How Severe Are Those Construction
October issue of Construction Ac-
counting and Taxation.
Lisa Wills, audit director for Whittlesey
duty: A pledge board members must
uphold" for the November 9 Hartford
Business Journal.
Professional Activities
John T. Salemi Jr.,
a partner in Pratesi,
Salemi & Company
in West Hartford,
was a delegate
at CPAConnect's
2015 Roundtable
held recently in San Diego.
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Ster-
czala recently celebrated 25 years in
business with a gala party for 100 cli-
ents, employees, and friends at Shel-
ton's Il Palio restaurant. DHL&S was
founded in Bridgeport in 1990 as an
cal clients. Since then, it has grown
to a staff of more than 35 people and
serves small, medium, and large com-
panies as well as individuals through-
out Connecticut and the region.
Public Service
Benjamin Chi-
anese, a manager
at Equale & Cirone
in Bethel, was re-
cently re-elected
to his sixth term as
a member of the
Danbury City Council.
Mark A. Semmelrock, principal of Re-
alized Financial Solutions in Plainville,
was elected to the Board of Directors
for the Connecticut Yankee Council of
the Boy Scouts of America and also
appointed to chair its audit committee
for the 2015-2016 term.
Member News
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space allows.
CPA Paul Ramunni was recently profiled in the Hartford Courant article,
"An Accountant's Obsession Becomes New England Accordion Museum."
Ramunni runs the museum out of his home on Margaret Lane in Canaan,
other related artifacts, ephemera and memorabilia, dating from 1820 to the
shops, and from donations. The museum is open by appointment. Learn more
at or read the Hartford Courant
article at
Ramunni's New England Accordion Museum
featured in Hartford Courant
Newman Appears on WTIC's `Face Connecticut'
Brian Newman (right), a tax partner at CohnReznick in Hartford, offers year-end tax-planning
advice during a taping of host Sam Gingerella's "Face Connecticut" show on WTIC-AM airing
December 12. Newman discussed potential extenders legislation, general year-end planning,
and identity theft. Are you interested in serving as a CPA media source? Contact CTCPA Public
Affairs Director Mark Zampino at or 860-258-0212.