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Public Service
David Y. Bailey, partner of Bailey
Murphy + Scarano, LLC in Branford,
has been appointed to the Quinnipiac
University School of Business
Advisory Board. The board provides
advice and counsel to the dean and
the faculty.
Roger J. Sciascia,
managing partner of
Weinstein &
Anastasio, P.C. in
Hamden, has been
named chairman of
the Sacred Heart
Academy Advisory Board for a three-
year term.
Borgida & Company, P.C. in
Manchester held its sixth annual Fall
Food Drive from October 3 to October
31. All items were donated to the
MACC Food Pantry.
Bob Fulton, partner at Dworken,
Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. in
Shelton, was sworn in to a three-year
term as a member of the Regional
School District 13 Board of Education.
He recently concluded a three-year
term as chairman of the Durham
Ethics Commission.
Honors & Awards
Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning,
in Glastonbury was recently
selected by Financial Advisor maga-
zine and CPA Wealth Provider maga-
zine as one of the leading wealth
management firms in the United
States. This is the fifth time the firm
has been selected by Financial
magazine and the third year
in a row it has been selected by CPA
Wealth Provider
Patricia J. Foley,
owner of Patricia J.
Foley, CPA in
Newington, was
among three
Connecticut leaders
to be inducted into
the Housatonic Community College
Foundation's Alumni Hall of Fame on
November 19, 2011. The Alumni Hall
of Fame was established by the
Foundation to recognize HCC alumni
"who have maximized the education
they received at HCC distinguishing
themselves in their careers and
making outstanding contributions to
their communities."
Michael R. Blezard, a partner at Pue,
Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLC in
Vernon, was named the South
Windsor Chamber of Commerce's
Business Person of the Year.
Professional Activities
Michael Otterbein, a senior associate
at Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. in
Hartford, passed the CFE Exam and
is now a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Armand Rossi, managing partner of
Konowitz, Kahn & Company, P.C. in
North Haven, has been elected to the
JHI Americas Region Executive
Committee. JHI is a global network of
independent accountancy, business
advisory, and financial consulting firms
in more than 55 countries.
In the Media
Marcia L. Marien, managing partner
of Marien + Company, LLC in
Norwich, appeared on Larry Rifkin's
"Talk of the Town" WATR radio show
on August 16 to talk about
Connecticut's deficit and the state's
move toward Generally Accepted
Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The August 29 Hartford Business
cover story, "Accounting Firms
Growing, Adding CPAs in Hartford,"
included a number of CSCPA mem-
bers, including: Duane E. Sauer,
division director at Robert Half
International in Hartford; Keith J.
, managing partner of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in
Hartford; Brian J. Kelleher, general
partner at Fiondella, Milone &
LaSaracina LLP in Glastonbury; and
Carl R. Johnson, managing partner
of BlumShapiro in West Hartford.
A. Paul Ramunni, senior partner at
Ramunni and Riiska CPAs, LLC in
Canaan, wrote an opinion piece entitled
"Financial Illiteracy: Many College
Students Lack Basic Money Skills" in
the August 14 edition of the Hartford
. Ramunni teaches financial
literacy and accounting at the University
of Connecticut.
John F. Ermer, principal at Beers,
Hamerman & Co., P.C. in New Haven,
was interviewed by the New Haven
regarding saving money on
the first year of college.
Andrew S. Lattimer, partner at
BlumShapiro in West Hartford, wrote
"Health care tax credit could mean
savings for small businesses" for the
Hartford Business Journal.
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