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Connecticut CPA
November/December 2014
David B. Reynolds Jr. joined United
Northeast Financial Advisors, a divi-
sion of United Bank, as a financial ad-
visor and assistant vice president.
Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. announced
the following employee promotions:
Patrick Devine and Tiffani Jambard
to audit supervisor, Kathryn Bailey and
Christopher Camasso to senior au-
dit associate, and Melissa Braun and
Justin Martin to senior tax associate.
Andersen Tax LLC
has named Gerald
DesRoches man-
aging partner of the
Metro New York
practice. Andersen
Tax provides a wide
range of tax, valuation, financial advi-
sory, and related consulting services to
individual and commercial clients.
CohnReznick LLP and Bethesda,
Maryland-based accounting, tax, and
consulting firm Watkins Meegan LLC
signed a letter of intent to combine
practices, expected to be effective on
November 1, 2014. Watkins Meegan
has 13 partners and 200 employees
with revenues of $40M and is ranked
among the top 100 firms in the coun-
try. CohnReznick has 26 offices, in-
cluding three in Maryland and Virginia,
that house more than 600 employees.
Shelton CPA Chris Gallo has released his new book,
Unlikely Champions: A Miracle in Williamsport,
just in time to celebrate the 25th anniversary of
Trumbull Little League's unlikely 5-2 victory over
Taiwan in the 1989 Little League World Series. The
book chronicles "the most stunning upset in the
history of the Little League World Series, following
the players, now successful adults, leaders, and
family men, as they tell their inspirational stories
and relate the life lessons they learned."
One Amazon reviewer raved "Thank you, Chris
Gallo, for writing this story and putting together the
thoughts, emotions, and memories of some very
normal kids who lived an extraordinary experience."
Gallo Launches Trumbull Little League Retrospective
The book is available on in a paperback or Kindle version.
Educational Trust Fund
Receives $5,000 Donation
from Powell Trust
The CTCPA Educational Trust Fund
(ETF) recently received a $5,000 do-
nation from the W. Thomas Powell
Trust. Powell was a partner in the
Waterbury firm of Powell, Dibble &
Rossi and a CTCPA member for al-
most 65 years. The ETF trustees are
grateful for Powell's generous sup-
port of accounting's next generation.
To learn more about making a
tax-deductible donation or naming
the ETF as one of your beneficiaries
in your will, visit
ETF or contact Jill Brightman at or 860-258-0239.
Firm Moves and Promotions
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Newly appointed Connecticut State Board of Accoun-
tancy (SBOA) public member Dr. Karla H. Fox was
sworn in by Deputy Secretary of the State James F.
Spallone on October 7. Fox is a professor of busi-
ness law and executive director of MBA programs at
the University of Connecticut. She is also a member of
the Connecticut and North Carolina Bar Associations.
Pictured following Dr. Karla Fox's swearing in are SBOA members
(from left) Timothy Egan of KPMG; Dannell Lyne of Dylewsky, Gold-
berg & Brenner; SBOA Chair John H. Schuyler of Marcum; Fox;
Deputy Secretary of the State James Spallone; Peter J. Nieder-
meyer of BlumShapiro; and public member Mark Aronowitz, who
is self-employed. Marcia L. Marien of O'Connor Davies and public
member Martha S. Triplett were unable to attend.
UConn's Dr. Karla H. Fox Joins Connecticut State Board of Accountancy