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The New and Young Professionals Holiday Party
crowd of 180 new and young professionals cel-
ebrated the season in style at the ninth annual
Mingling & Merriment holiday party at the Society
Room of Hartford on December 8. The flagship
event featured networking, a fun "photo booth" and for-
mal company photos, appetizers, wine and beer tastings,
a baked potato bar, a pasta station, a carving station, and
even a doughnut hole bar with dipping sauces and top-
pings for dessert. To cap off the evening, each attendee
went home with a gourmet caramel-and-chocolate-covered
apple or pretzel rods.
This year, for the first time, the party was only open to
CTCPA members (who could each bring one guest). We had
more than 30 people join in order to attend the event!
Guests tipped their wine servers members of the New
and Young Professionals (NYP) Cabinet for a great
cause: Button Up Connecticut, an organization that dis-
tributes new and gently used coats to residents in need all
across Connecticut.
NYP Cabinet Chair Katherine McNair also presented
awards to the CTCPA 2016 New and Young Professionals to
Watch: Sarah Stover of Edwin R. Muenzner, CPA and Three
Rivers Community College, Mindyleigh Vail of Nicola,
Yester & Company, and Kenneth Healy of Diversified
Financial Solutions (see page 18 for more).
Back row from left: Shelby Dumond (CohnReznick), Mitch Insero (CohnReznick), Kevin Kiss (RSM US), Andy Cole (Grant Thornton), Gregory Zoll (Marcum),
Matthew Boughton (PKF O'Connor Davies), Christopher Petersen (Marcum), Timothy Rooney (Filomeno & Company), Evan Kalish (Friedman Kannenberg
& Company), Maggie Kish (KPMG), and Victoria Lipsky (PwC). Front row from left: Kate Donovan (Whittlesey & Hadley), Lana Ensling (CohnReznick), Kath-
erine McNair (PKF O'Connor Davies), Katy Showalter (Fiondella, Milone, LaSaracina), and Benjamin Gardner (Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski). Unable
to attend were: Alicia Accousti (CohnReznick), Donna Figueiredo (PwC), Kevin Harris (Mahoney Sabol & Company), Paul LaBelle (SS&C Technologies),
Michael Maksymiw (Filomeno & Company), Christopher Marion (Barron, Yanaros & Caruso), Stephanie O'Keefe (CIGNA), Kevin O'Keefe (Evolution1),
Patrick Ritter (Deloitte), and Alaina Umbach (BlumShapiro).
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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