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Connecticut CPA
May/June 2012
Firm Moves and Promotions
Send your news of firm moves and promotions to Assistant Editor
CaitlinBaileyO'Neillat or CTCPA, 716 Brook St.,
Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433. Headshot photographs will also
be published as space allows.
Send Us Your News!
he Accounting Crows, Connecticut's CPA rock band,
is looking for a female CPA lead singer to front its
popular classic rock act. Ability to play an instrument
is NOT required, but real vocal chops and the ability to hit
the high notes are!
The Crows have performed in San Diego, Phoenix, Tampa,
Orlando, Austin, Boston, Washington DC, Providence,
Manchester (NH) and at festivals and colleges all around
Connecticut, and are currently booked (among other gigs)
for The Venetian in Las Vegas this coming December.
In addition, the band has been prominently featured in
national mass media such as The Wall Street Journal, U.S.
News & World Report, and various accounting publications,
and even on CBS's "Eye on America" as well as in numerous
Connecticut daily and weekly publications and on local
television stations. In 2003, the CTCPA recognized the
band with its prestigious "Annual Service Award."
The band's repertoire ranges from the Eagles to Steppenwolf,
the Beatles to Foghat, The Rolling Stones to The Monkees,
and Jimi Hendrix to Neil Young. It's classic 1960s and
1970s fare.
The Accounting Crows comprise
Alan Friedman, CPA of
Friedman, Kannenberg & Co., lead guitar;
Reed Risteen,
CPA of BlumShapiro, vocals and bass guitar;
Fortunato, CPA of Orthopedic Health Services, drums; and
CTCPA staff member
MarkZampino on keyboards, guitar,
and vocals.
Interested? Want to know more? Contact Mark Zampino at
860-258-0212 or If you have a demo,
send that along to Mark at CTCPA, 716 Brook St., Ste. 100,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433. You can check out the Crows
at where else?
Can you sing?
Are you a CPA (or about to become one)?
Are you female?
Can you hit the high notes?
Wanna be a rock `n' roll star?
StevenA.Gagnon has
joined BlumShapiro as
an audit principal in the
firm's Manufacturing/
Distribution Group.
JohnToscano was
named a partner at
J.H. Cohn. He currently
leads the efforts of J.H.
Cohn's Educational
Institution Industry
Practice in New
England and is a
member of the firm's
Not-for-Profit Industry