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Member Activities
Michael J. Knight,
a partner at Knight
Rolleri
Sheppard
CPAs in Fairfield
and former chair
of the AICPA Small
Business Taxation
Committee, is serving as treasurer
for CTCPA member and former U.S.
Comptroller General David M. Walker's
Exploratory Committee for statewide
office in Connecticut.
Denise G. Lindell,
a partner with Gold-
blatt Bokoff in Nor-
wich, recently com-
pleted a three-year
term as president
of the board of di-
rectors for Safe Futures, formerly the
Women's Center of Southeastern Con-
necticut. Under her leadership, Safe
Futures has expanded its services to
"save lives, restore hope, and change
the future for those impacted by do-
mestic violence and sexual assault in
southeastern Connecticut."
Kevin C. Leahy, founder of Connecti-
cut Wealth Management in Farmington,
was recently named a board member
for the Rushford Center, a provider of
addiction and mental health treatment
programs. Leahy will also serve on the
organization's Quality and Credential-
ing Committee.
Kathleen M. Christensen, a director
at Connecticut Wealth Management,
has been appointed auditor for The
College Club of Hartford. As auditor for
the organization, she will be respon-
sible for reviewing and evaluating the
organization's financial activities.
Edward Jason, a
partner at Whittlesey
& Hadley in Hart-
ford, was appointed
as corporator of the
Saint Francis Foun-
dation in Hartford.
Justine Hayes, a staff forensic ac-
countant at Forensic Accounting Ser-
vices in Glastonbury, recently passed
the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Exam as offered through the Associa-
tion of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Timothy Tracy, a
partner with Gold-
blatt Bokoff in Nor-
wich, has been
named president
of the Three Rivers
College Foundation.
The foundation is committed to "mak-
ing a difference in higher education and
ultimately to better living and work-
ing conditions in southeastern Con-
necticut." Tracy is also a director for
Grampy's Charities, raising funds and
supporting children's organizations.
BlumShapiro Partner
Tom Walsh and
Manager Patrick
Dunleavey are serv-
ing as advisors
for the Fairfield
University Business
Plan Competition.
The program was
created to meet the
growing interest in
entrepreneurship
among students and
is open to all under-
graduates. A total
of $20,000 will be
awarded.
CTCPA Past Presi-
dent John Turgeon,
who is a partner
at CohnReznick in
Farmington, was re-
cently elected to the
boards of two not-
for-profit organizations The Cove
Center for Grieving Children (treasurer)
and The Village for Families and Chil-
dren (board member). Additionally, he
was recently the keynote speaker at
the Association of Latino Professionals
in Finance and Accounting (Hartford
Chapter) Annual Leadership Summit.
Tracy McKaveney,
a senior manager
at Mahoney Sabol
& Company in
Glastonbury, joined
the board of direc-
tors of LiveKind as its
treasurer for a three-year term. Live-
Kind provides anti-bullying programs
to schools and other organizations.
Members in the Media
Whittlesey & Hadley was highlighted
in the November 23 Hartford Business
Journal article "Urban appeal? For
more office tenants, a downtown zip
trumps a suburban one." Partner Drew
Andrews was quoted in the article.
Robert Lally, a partner with Feder-
man, Lally & Remis in Farmington,
wrote "Get Ready for the Net Invest-
ment Income Tax" for the January 13
Hartford Business Journal.
Honors and Awards
Kenneth Kron, a
partner at Mahoney
Sabol & Company in
Glastonbury, received
the Five Star Wealth
Manager Award in
the area of taxation.
Kevin C. Leahy and Michael A. Te-
done of Connecticut Wealth Manage-
ment in Farmington were named Five
Star Wealth Managers for 2013. This is
the fourth consecutive year represen-
tatives from the firm have earned the
honor. Leahy was also named to Medi-
cal Economics' annual list of "Best Fi-
nancial Advisers for Doctors."
Scott D. Crane, a
partner at Reynolds
& Rowella, with of-
fices in Ridgefield
and New Canaan,
received a Presi-
dent's Choice Award
from the Home Builders & Remodelers
Association of Fairfield County (HBRA),
where he serves as treasurer.
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Headshot photographs will also be published as space allows.
Tom Walsh
Patrick Dunleavey