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Speaking with a Voice 6,000 Members Strong
As this issue of Connecticut CPA went to press, spring had sprung and the
seemingly never-ending budget battle at the state's Capitol continued to rage.
We have been closely monitoring a proposal to move the Connecticut State
Board of Accountancy from its current home in the office of the Secretary of
the State (with a dedicated staff) into the Department of Consumer Protection.
CTCPA leadership has been meeting with state officials across departments to
represent the organized CPA profession and ensure that CPAs continue to have
the resources necessary for vital services including initial CPA certification,
licensing, CPE compliance, and regulatory and ethics enforcement.
Being able to speak as a unified membership 6,000 strong is crucial
in today's ever-changing business and regulatory environment.
To illustrate this, we've compiled a timeline (pictured on the page at right) high-
lighting some of the major advocacy successes the CTCPA has championed
over the past 15 years. It's quite an impressive demonstration of your dues
dollars at work protecting the profession.
Spring also happens to be the time when we ask you to continue your commit-
ment to help support and promote the profession through your annual CTCPA
membership renewal.
And, of course, your membership also entitles you to a robust list of benefits
including a healthy discount on our high-quality CPE (page 18), invitations to
exclusive members-only meetings (page 20), new and young professionals
events (page 24), and our first major event for the Pr!me Professionals group
for members 35 and older a family fun day this June (page 22).
We've also been hard at work adding a slew of new Member Perks to save you
money not only in the office but on shopping, daycare, car care, and entertain-
ment venues around the state (page 23).
Thanks to some technology upgrades, this year we were able to streamline
things and email your dues invoice directly to you via PDF in the first week of
May. This change allows you to easily print or forward your invoice to an ac-
counts payable manager, if you choose. See our dues renewal information on
page 7 for more.
Didn't receive your emailed invoice or need to update your email address?
Contact Membership Coordinator Liz Frazza at or 860-258-
0220 and she'll be happy to help.
A publication of the Connecticut
Society of Certified Public Accountants
CTCPA Board of Directors
Bruce L. Blasnik
Robert D. Boudreau
Bradley Kronstat
Frank A. Rowella Jr.
Brenden M. Healy
Susan A. Martinelli
Mary K. Wisenski
CTCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner
Executive Director
Kirsten F. Piechota
Managing Editor/
Graphic Designer
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Assistant Editor
Mark Zampino
Julie E. McNeal
May/June 2016
Vol. 57, Issue 3
Opinions expressed in bylined articles ap-
pearing in this publication are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
CTCPA opinions or positions nor do they
constitute endorsements.
Connecticut CPA (USPS #004 433) is
published bi-monthly for dues paying
members of the Connecticut Society of CPAs
by the CTCPA, 716 Brook Street, Suite 100,
Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433. Periodicals
postage paid at Rocky Hill, CT and at additional
mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address
changes to CTCPA, 716 Brook Street, Suite
100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-3433.
Kirsten Piechota, Managing Editor
See you next issue,
Editor's Note
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