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Professional Activities
John Ermer, a part-
ner at Beers, Ha-
merman, Cohen &
Burger in New Ha-
ven, presented "Tax
Changes on the Ho-
rizon, including High
Impact Items for the
Individual Taxpayer" to the Institute of
Management Accountants Hartford
Chapter in January.
Members in the Media
James Palsa, a
principal with Palsa
+ Palsa in South-
port, was quoted in
a February 2017 Golf
Digest article about
taxes for profession-
al golfers.
Katrina Olson, an
audit manager at
Whittlesey & Hadley
in Hartford, wrote
"FASB releases major
update to not-for-
profit reporting" for
the January 23 Hart-
ford Business Journal.
Honors and Awards
The following were among those
honored with 2017 Hartford Business
Journal "Best Places to Work in
Connecticut" awards. Honorees ranked
highest in employee satisfaction as
determined by a survey administered
nationally by the Best Companies
Group. The winners were recognized
in a special issue of the Hartford
Business Journal and at an awards
dinner in February.
Small/Medium Employer Category
(15-199 U.S. Employees)
Connecticut Wealth Management
Nathan Accounting Group
Nicola | Yester
Large Employer Category
(200 Or More U.S. Employees)
Citrin Cooperman & Co.
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CTCPA Members Serving on AICPA Groups
The following CTCPA members are serving on AICPA boards, committees, and
task forces for the committee year that began in October 2016 and will end in
January 2018. This term begins the AICPA transition from an October/October
committee year cycle to a May/May cycle starting in 2019. The next AICPA
committee year cycle will be February 2018 to May 2019.
Bruce Blasnik
Elected member of AICPA Council
Michelle Bowman
Independence-Behavioral Standards Subcommittee
Joseph Centofanti
CFF Exam Development Task Force
Alan Clavette
Elected member of AICPA Council
James Curry
Independence in State and Local Government Environment
Task Force
Tracey Golden
AICPA Council Member-at-Large, Relations with Bar Committee
Jonathan Howard
AU 9336 Task Force, Depository Institutions Expert Panel
Ann Jevne
Joint Trial Board
Brad Kronstat
Designated AICPA Council representative for one year
Brian Marshall
Revenue Recognition Working Group
John Mattie
Governmental Audit Quality Center Executive Committee,
Not-for-Profit Entities Revenue Recognition Task Force, Not-for-Profit
Organizations Expert Panel
Joanna Purtell
Assurance Services Executive Committee
Arthur Salvadori
AICPA/NAIC Task Force
Beth Schneider
ASB Sustainability Task Force
CTCPA Secretary Brenden Healy, a tax director with Whittlesey & Hadley in
Hartford, appeared on FOX 61 (Hartford) on January 24 to provide advice on how
taxpayers can protect themselves against fraud when filing their personal income
tax returns. View the full segment at www.ctcpas.org/healy.
Healy Talks Taxpayer Fraud Protection on FOX 61
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