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Kathleen F. Buzbee
of Konowitz, Kahn &
Company, P.C. in
North Haven has
joined the Business
Advisory Board of
the University of
New Haven. She will work with the
board members and faculty to develop
deeper experiential education by pro-
viding students with opportunities for
career advice, job placement, and
practical programs in the university's
Professional Enrichment Program.
Charles M. Smith of
J.H. Cohn LLP in
Glastonbury has
been named chair-
man of the Capital
Workforce Partners'
Workforce Investment Board. The
board coordinates comprehensive pro-
grams for job seekers and employers
in 37 municipalities in North Central
Dawn R. Parker, a sole practitioner in
New Milford, participated in "Career
Day" at New Milford High School in
March. Parker spoke to two groups of
freshmen regarding the variety of
opportunities in accounting, education
requirements, and the CPA credential.
BlumShapiro and the Travelers
Championship announced that
proceeds from the BlumShapiro 5K
fundraising race will benefit Camp
Courant, the largest free day camp in
the nation. This is the third consecu-
tive year BlumShapiro has sponsored
the 5K fundraising event, scheduled
for June 11, with financial support,
event organization, race participation,
and recruitment of volunteers.
Honors & Awards
Samuel L. Braunstein, an attorney
with Braunstein and Todisco, P.C. in
Fairfield, was named to the
"Connecticut Super Lawyers" list for
2011 in the area of taxation.
In the Media
Stephen A. Pedneault of Forensic
Accounting Services, LLC in
Glastonbury was published in Fraud
Magazine's January/February 2011
issue, with an article entitled "Don't
Sing the Credit Card Blues: Thwart
Business Losses with Disciplined
Credit Card Review."
Professional Activities
Eliot M. Bassin of Bregman & Co.,
P.C. in Stamford became a Certified
Fraud Examiner.
Stephen A. Pedneault was selected
to offer the session "Evaluating and
Implementing Internal Controls:
Back to Basics" at the 22
Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners Conference and Exhibition
in San Diego in June.
John Trentacosta,
president and CEO
of Newtown Savings
Bank, has been
named to the Federal
Reserve Bank of
New York's newly
created Community
Depository Institutions Advisory Council
Council members are representatives
from commercial banks, thrift institu-
tions, and credit unions in the Second
District. The purpose of the council is
to provide information and insight to
the New York Fed from the perspective
of community depository institutions.
The council will replace the New York
Fed's Thrift Institutions Advisory Panel.
The New York Fed president and first
vice president will meet with the coun-
cil twice a year to discuss regional eco-
nomic and financial conditions and
other issues confronting community
depository institutions.
Trentacosta Named To
New York Fed Committee
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