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January/February 2018
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A Guide to Some of the
Awesome Benefits of CTCPA Membership
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personal brand.
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"Say
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Expand your
knowledge.
From our CFO/
Controller Roundtable to
the Business and Industry Roundtable to
new area groups in Fairfield County and
Southeastern Connecticut, we've added
a host of new groups to bring you the
information and connections you need.
www.ctcpas.org/membermeetings
Dive
deeper.
Features
6 From the Executive Director
7 By the Numbers: Workplace and Professional Trends
7 CTCPA Strategic Planning Initiative Kicks Off

10 How Blockchain Is Becoming an Essential Tool for the
Exchange of Value
By Geoff Hopkins, RSM US LLP

14 CPAs Serving in Public Office
By Managing Editor Kirsten Piechota
18 Meet the CTCPA New and Young Professionals to Watch
23 Gone Phishing: With Tax Season Approaching,
Hackers Are Getting Ready to Cast Wide Nets
By Ken Goldstein, Barney School of Business, University of Hartford
Upcoming Programs and Events
5 The 2018 CTCPA Annual Meeting:
Accounting in Extraordinary Times
8 Members-Only Meetings
22 Continuing Professional Education Calendar
Member Matters
26 Welcome, New Members!
27 Member News
27 Firm Moves and Promotions
28 Member Snapshots
29 Accounting Is My Major Program Inspires Next Generation
30 Classifieds
31 Mingling & Merriment New and Young Professionals Holiday Party