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Professional Activities
Duane Sauer, a
recruiting manager
for Robert Half
Finance & Account-
ing in Hartford,
recently spoke to a
"Business and Pro-
fessional Communications" class at
the University of Hartford on "Getting
Inside Your Interviewer's Mind" and
"CPA Careers."
Adam M. Formus, a manager with
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Ster-
czala in Shelton, earned the Certified
Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential from
the Association of Certified Fraud Ex-
aminers (ACFE).
J. Allen Kosowsky, a sole practitioner
in Shelton, was a panelist at the Ameri-
can Bar Association Criminal Tax Fraud
Institute in Las Vegas last December on
issues in criminal tax proceedings. He
was also elected to the board of Nau-
gatuck Valley Corporation, the holding
company for Naugatuck Valley Savings
and Loan, and elected chairman of the
Nominating and Governance Commit-
tee of Thor Industries, Inc. Thor is one
of the largest manufacturers of recre-
ational vehicles in the U.S.
CohnReznick Partner Chris Aroh was
named a co-chair of the 2014 Greater
Hartford Walk to Cure Arthritis (held on
May 4 at the University of St. Joseph).
Aroh is vice president of the foundation's
Greater Hartford Regional Council.
Michael Sala, international tax manag-
er at Otis Elevator Company in Farm-
ington, wrote "Country-by-Country
Reporting: Potential Audit and Legisla-
tive Risks for MNEs" for the March 24,
2014 issue of Tax Notes International.
Thomas Scanlon, a financial advi-
sor at Raymond James, appeared as
a guest on WNPR's "Where We Live"
to discuss "Saving For a New Kind of
Member News
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On April 3, 2014, CTCPA member
and former U.S. Comptroller General
David M. Walker officially an-
nounced his candidacy for the posi-
tion of lieutenant governor of Con-
necticut. The announcement comes
almost three months after Walker
formed an exploratory committee to
consider running for statewide office.
Walker is one of the nation's leading
experts on fiscal responsibility and
government transformation. He has
more than 40 years in public, private,
and not-for-profit sector experience
and served during four presidential
administrations from Ronald Reagan
through George W. Bush. Walker was
appointed comptroller general of the
United States by President Bill Clin-
ton in 1998. He was appointed public
trustee for Social Security and Medi-
care by President George H.W. Bush
in 1990. In addition, he was appointed
assistant secretary of labor by Presi-
dent Ronald Reagan in 1987. He was
confirmed unanimously by the U.S.
Senate on all three occasions.
Most recently, Walker served as CEO
of the Comeback America Initiative
based in Bridgeport. Learn more
about him at
Walker Announces
Official Candidacy
for Lieutenant Governor
of Connecticut
Send your news to Assistant Editor Caitlin Bailey O'Neill at or
CTCPA, 716 Brook St., Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433. Headshot photographs
will also be published as space allows.
Connecticut CPA
May/June 2014
Honors and Awards
Christopher Quinn, a partner at Ma-
honey Sabol & Company in Glaston-
bury, received the Distinguished
Leadership and Continuous Volunteer
Services Award from the Essex Board
of Trade. He is serving his seventh con-
secutive year as the board's treasurer.
Danny A. Pannese, an associate pro-
fessor at Sacred Heart University in
Fairfield, was recognized by the AICPA
and the AICPA Examinations Team for
"service on and valuable contributions
to the CPA Examination during 2013."
Citrin Cooperman and Company
was named to the Hartford Business
Journal "Best Places to Work in
Connecticut 2014," large (200 or more
employees) category.
Saslow Lufkin & Buggy was named
number one in the Vermont Business
Magazine "Best Places to Work in
Vermont 2014," small/medium (15149
employees) category.
CTCPA Recognized for
Achieving Exemplary
Email Marketing Results
CTCPA recently
received the 2013
All Star Award
from Constant
Contact for the
second consec-
utive year. Con-
stant Contact bestows the award to
a select group of organizations suc-
cessfully leveraging online marketing
tools to drive success. CTCPA's re-
sults ranked among the top 10 percent
of Constant Contact's international
customer base. While the average
email open rate for not-for-profit
organizations is 22 percent, CTCPA
boasts an impressive 32 percent
average open rate.