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January/February 2017
Professional Activities
Brent Wargo of
GitlinCampisePrend-
ergast, with offices in
West Hartford, Ver-
non, and Springfield,
has been selected
by Wolters Kluwer,
CCH for the Emerg-
ing Leaders Program and as a result
participated in the 2016 User Confer-
ence held this past October in Wash-
ington, DC. Brent is one of 20 tax and
accounting professionals from across
the nation selected to participate in a
variety of sessions. Participants of the
Emerging Leaders Program are rec-
ognized for "exceptional teamwork,
being innovative contributors, and for
adding to their firms' overall value on a
variety of levels."
Joe Bazzano, a
principal with Beacon
Exit Planning in Hart-
ford and Bazzano &
Rosenbloom in Hart-
ford, recently gave a
presentation on busi-
ness exit planning at
the National Electrical Contractors As-
sociation Convention in Boston, MA
and at the Independent Electrical Con-
tractors Association in San Antonio,
TX, both in October. Joe also wrote an
article published in Roofing Contractor
Magazine, "A Landmine in Your Busi-
ness Exit: The Buy/Sell Agreement."
John Mezzanotte,
partner-in-charge of
Marcum's Greenwich
office, spoke with
BioSpace.com about
international tax con-
siderations for phar-
ma companies.
Honors and Awards
Erum Randhawa,
a senior manager
with BlumShapiro in
West Hartford, was
one of 25 CPAs un-
der age 40 recog-
nized by the AICPA's
Standing Ovation
program for their contributions to
the areas of forensic accounting and
business valuation. The young CPAs
were honored in November at the
AICPA 2016 Forensic and Valuation
Services Conference in Nashville.
Members in the Media
Marcum's article series in Construc-
tion Accounting & Taxation continued
in October with a focus on public/
private partnerships, by Construction
Group Leader and New Haven Office
Partner-in-Charge Joseph Natarelli
and Chief Construction Economist
Anirban Basu.
Tom Wood, an audit
manager with Whit-
tlesey & Hadley in
Hartford, wrote the
November 15 column,
"Succession Plan-
ning for Nonprofits:
The Best Time to Start Thinking About
It Is Now" for BusinessWest.com, the
business journal of Western Massa-
chusetts.
Ryan Sheppard, a
partner with Knight
Rolleri Sheppard
CPAs in Fairfield,
wrote "Partnership
Abandonment: Why It
Still Works and What
to Watch Out For" in
the October issue of the CPA Journal.
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Headshot photographs will also be published as space allows.
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Lainas Gives Career, Networking
Advice on Improv Is No Joke Podcast
CTCPA Past President Greg Lainas, senior
vice president and division director at Robert
Half Management Resources in Hartford,
recently appeared on the podcast Improv Is
No Joke: Helping Business Leaders Become
More Effective Communicators by Embracing
the Principles of Improvisation. The program is
hosted by Peter Margaritis, a CPA and CGMA who met Greg when he taught
an eight-hour CPE seminar for CTCPA last year.
"Whether you're a student looking for your first job or a professional who
hasn't had to look for a job in over 20 years, Greg has a lot of really useful
information," said Peter.
Find a link to listen to the podcast at www.ctcpas.org/Lainas or look for
Episode 22 of Improv is No Joke on iTunes.
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