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Professional Activities
Sandra Pierog, tax
manager at Whit-
tlesey & Hadley
in Hartford, led a
discussion of the
Foreign Bank Ac-
count and new
Foreign Asset Reporting require-
ments titled "What do Grandpa's bank
account in Greece and $100,000 have
in common?" for the American Society
of Women Accountants on April 23.
Duane
Sauer,
division director at
Robert Half Finance
and
Accounting,
recently spoke to a
"CMM 111: Business
and
Professional
Communications" class at the Univer-
sity of Hartford (UHa) about "The Em-
ployment Interview from the Employer's
Perspective: Tips and Techniques." The
class is a requirement for most business
majors and is taught by CTCPA Public
Affairs Director
Mark Zampino, an ad-
junct professor of communications at
UHa. (Zampino also offers in-house
CPE seminars to CPA firms through the
CTCPA on business communication
and public speaking; for information,
please contact CTCPA CPE Director
Lisa Bugryn at lisab@ctcpas.org.)
Kenneth J. Pia
Jr.,
partner
at
Meyers, Harrison &
Pia in New Haven,
and
Vladimir V.
Korobov, a man-
aging director at
the firm, recently
gave a presenta-
tion on "Valuation
Issues Specific to
Hedge Funds, Pri-
vate Equity Groups,
and Venture Capi-
tal Firms" to a
group of attorneys
in New York, NY.
Edward E. Pratesi, managing direc-
tor of Brentmore Valuation Advisors
in West Hartford, earned the Certified
Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA)
certification from the Alliance of Merger
& Acquisition Advisors.
John M. DelGrego,
a managing direc-
tor at Meyers, Har-
rison & Pia in New
Haven, spoke at the
2012 National As-
sociation of School
Music Dealers Conference in Orlando,
FL on the topics of "Measuring and
Maintaining Value in Your Music Store"
and "Succession Planning: A Road
Map for the Future."
Public Service
Stephen Pedneault,
owner of Forensic
Accounting Servic-
es in Glastonbury,
recently shared his
expertise as an
emergency medical
technician (EMT)
during a presenta-
tion to Cub Scout
Pack 141 in West
Hartford. Pedneault,
who serves as
an EMT for Suf-
field Volunteer Am-
bulance,
helped
the scouts earn
their Readyman Activity Badge.
He has been teaching a six-week
first aid training for Boy Scout
Troop 25 for two years, and has also
delivered similar Readyman first aid
training sessions to Manchester Cub
Scout Pack 47. J.H. Cohn partner
Jason Newman is one of the Pack 141
leaders. (A great example of members
working together!)
Honors and Awards
Kevin C. Leahy,
president and CEO
of
Connecticut
Wealth
Manage-
ment in Farmington,
was named one of
2011's Best Finan-
cial Advisers for Doctors in the nation in
Medical Economics magazine. Leahy
was also named a Five Star Wealth Man-
ager for 2011 by Five Star Professional.
Citrin Cooperman was named one
of the 2012 "Best Places to Work in
Connecticut" by the Hartford Business
Journal. The firm was ranked number
seven in the "large company" category.
In the Media
Marcia L. Marien,
general partner at
O'Connor Davies in
Wethersfield, was
quoted in the Febru-
ary 25 Connecticut
Post article, "Oxford
tax mess puts residents off balance."
Mark I. Harrison,
managing partner
of Meyers, Harrison
& Pia in New Haven,
co-authored "Putting
Numbers into Clear
English" for the
February 27 Connecticut Law Tribune.
Member News
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Kenneth J. Pia
Stephen Pedneault
Jason Newman
Vladimir V. Korobov