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Governor Appoints Six New State Board of
Accountancy Members
overnor Dannel Malloy recently
appointed five CTCPA members to
fill licensee member vacancies on
the Connecticut State Board of Accoun-
tancy (SBoA), the panel responsible for
licensing and regulating CPAs in the state.
Malloy also appointed Mark Aronowitz of
Rocky Hill to serve as a public member.
"The CTCPA leadership looks forward to
working with the new SBoA on whatever
challenges arise," said CTCPA Execu-
tive Director Art Renner. "A vital SBoA
is essential for the state's CPA profes-
sion to function effectively in today's
complex world."
Appointee Dannell Lyne explained that
he decided to volunteer to serve on the
SBoA "to be on the forefront in helping
shape the direction of the profession with-
in the state by ensuring our high quality of
standards are maintained and enhanced
where necessary."
Appointee and CTCPA Past President
Marcia Marien hopes to "continue the
great work of the previous board members
in protecting the public while being fair to
the profession. As a CPA, it is not only my
profession, but my identity. I think it is very
important to repay the profession in what-
ever ways I can."
The SBoA is located for administrative
purposes within the office of the secretary
of the state. It consists of nine members,
including five licensee members and four
public members, all of whom are appoint-
ed by the governor, who receives recom-
mendations from the CTCPA.
CTCPA also wishes to acknowledge and
thank recently retired licensee members
Thomas Reynolds of Reynolds & Row-
ella, Leonard Romaniello of Lenkowski,
Lonergan & Co., Philip DeCaprio Jr. of
DeCaprio CPA & Associates, Michael Wein-
shel of Weinshel, Wynnick & Associates,
and public members James Ciarcia and
Richard Sturdevant. Special thanks as
well to licensee member Richard Gesseck
of Richard H. Gesseck Consulting, who
has created a comprehensive handbook
for incoming SBoA members detailing pro-
cesses and procedures to help preserve
continuity in the board's work.
Chair John H. Schuyler, CPA of Simsbury
Partner Marcum LLP, Hartford office
Practice specialization Partner-in-charge of firm's
New England Assurance practice and a member of
firm's SEC Practice group. Financial statement audits
(GAAS and PCAOB), Sarbanes-Oxley compliance,
multinational audits, and government compliance.
Education B.S., United States Naval Academy and
M.S., Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Timothy F. Egan, CPA of Darien
Partner KPMG LLP, Stamford office
Practice specialization SEC-registered and private
company audit and related services, U.S. GAAP, and
IFRS accounting.
Education B.S., Accounting, Penn State University
Dannell R. Lyne, CPA, MST of Trumbull
Partner Dylewsky, Goldberg & Brenner, LLC, Stamford
Practice specialization Tax planning and compliance
for not-for-profit organizations, small business and
high-net-worth individuals (in particular, executives
in the financial services industry), investment partner-
ships, and international matters.
Education B.S., Accounting, Utica College of Syracuse
University and M.S., Taxation, Long Island University
Marcia L. Marien, CPA of Norwich
Partner O'Connor Davies, LLP, Wethersfield office
Practice specialization Government and not-for-
profit auditing, accounting, and advising.
Education B.S., Accounting, University of Connecticut
Peter J. Niedermeyer, CPA of Simsbury
Partner BlumShapiro, West Hartford office
Practice specialization Director of firm's accounting
and auditing department, manufacturing, real estate,
oversees firm's employee benefit plan audit services.
Education B.S., Accounting, University of Connecticut
Meet the New Licensee Members