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Honors and Awards
BlumShapiro part-
ner Dennis Regan
has been named
the 2014 Volunteer
of the Year by the
Greater New Haven
Chamber of Com-
merce (GNHCC). Regan has served in
various capacities with the GNHCC for
more than 25 years.
BlumShapiro and CohnReznick were
named to INSIDE Public Accounting's
2014 Best of the Best Firms. The an-
nual list recognizes 50 CPA firms
across the country for their overall fi-
nancial and operational performance
on more than 70 criteria.
Carolyn Kurth,
senior manager at
CohnReznick, was
honored by the Pro-
fessional Women in
Construction (PWC)
at their Salute to
Women of Achievement Luncheon on
October 15 in New York. Kurth, who is
president of Connecticut's 300-mem-
ber PWC chapter, was honored along
with seven other women who have
made significant contributions to the
construction industry.
Carol A. Fitzgerald, controller for the
Metropolitan District (MDC), was pre-
sented with a certificate of achieve-
ment for Excellence in Financial Re-
porting by the Government Finance
Officers Association of the United
States and Canada for her work in pre-
paring the MDC's 2012 comprehensive
annual financial report. The certificate
of achievement is the highest form of
recognition in the area of governmental
accounting and financial reporting.
Vincenzo Fini, a
partner at Wein-
stein & Anastasio in
Hamden, was rec-
ognized as Person
of the Year by the
Town of Trumbull's
Business Education Initiative, in recog-
nition of more than a decade of service
to the organization and the community.
Public Service
Kevin LaChapelle,
a partner at Wein-
stein & Anastasio,
was recently elect-
ed to the Greater
New Haven Cham-
ber of Commerce
Board of Directors. He has been an ac-
tive member of the chamber since his
start at the firm in 1999.
Professional Activities
Alan Clavette,
a partner with
Clavette & Com-
pany in Newtown,
was named to the
Finance, Revenue,
and Bonding Com-
mittee's State Tax Panel.
Gregory R. Stelmak, a senior staff
accountant at Harvey & Horowitz in
Rocky Hill, has been re-elected to a
24th one-year term as treasurer of the
Kiwanis Club of Newington.
CohnReznick partner Joseph Spag-
noletti was elected treasurer of the
Connecticut Building Congress.
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