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Marcum LLP promot-
ed Joanne Cristiano
to partner. She spe-
cializes in small to me-
dium closely held and
family-controlled busi-
nesses. She serves
clients in a variety of industries includ-
ing medical practices, manufacturing,
wholesale and distribution, and restau-
rant operations. As a member of the
accounting services department, she is
also active in developing continuing pro-
fessional education programs and other
training aids for the professional staff.
Reynolds + Rowella,
with offices in Ridge-
field and New Ca-
naan, promoted Steve
Gagnon to assurance
partner. He special-
izes in assurance and
mergers and acquisitions services and
is primarily focused on manufactur-
ing, distribution, and retail companies,
and the portfolio companies of private
equity investments. He will continue to
lead mergers and acquisitions, transac-
tion support, due diligence, and agreed-
upon procedure engagements.
Jeffrey Bliss was
promoted to director
at Burzenski & Compa-
ny, P.C. in East Haven.
Novak Francella LLC announced that
Buckley Frame Boudreau & Company
in Killingworth is joining its firm. Novak
Francella specializes in providing
accounting and advisory services to
the labor and multiemployer benefit
plan market. Buckley Frame Boudreau
has been a service provider to labor
organizations and multiemployer benefit
plans for more than 30 years.
The Innovative CPA
Group in Trumbull
added Heather M.
Hallam as an ac-
counting manager.
She has extensive
knowledge in multi-
state tax return preparation as well as
providing tax planning and projection
services for corporations, partner-
ships, and individuals. She is a mem-
ber of the CTCPA Fairfield New and
Young Professionals Cabinet.
Whittlesey in Hartford
elected
Brenden
Healy and Brian
Kerrigan partners.
Brenden is a tax ex-
pert who works with
both corporations
and individuals, fo-
cusing on real es-
tate, wholesale, and
manufacturing and
distribution clients.
He is a past member
of the CTCPA Board
of Directors. Brian
provides tax compliance and consult-
ing services for large public and pri-
vately held companies. He is skilled in
managing tax computations for larger
corporations operating in federal and
multi-state tax environments and has
extensive experience with mergers and
acquisitions of both private and pub-
licly held companies.
Stanley A. Carp
has joined Weinshel,
Wynnick & Associ-
ates, LLC in Fair-
field as an associ-
ate. Stanley has
more than 40 years
of experience in estates and trusts.
He has testified as an expert witness
in matrimonial dissolutions, and has
represented clients before the Internal
Revenue Service and the Connecticut
Department of Revenue Services.
CohnReznick LLP has promoted the
following:
Carolyn Kurth to
Assurance Director
Carolyn is a leader in the firm's gov-
ernment services and construction
industry practices. She specializes
in providing audit, accounting, con-
sulting, and forensic services to gov-
ernment agencies, government con-
tractors and service providers, and
construction companies.
Kevin Hoagland to
Assurance Senior Manager
Kevin is a member of the firm's finan-
cial services industry group where he
specializes in small business invest-
ment company (SBIC) and private
equity fund audits.
J. Tobias Freeman to
Assurance Senior Manager
Tobias is a member of the firm's
commercial real estate, affordable
housing, and not-for-profit industry
practices. Tobias was named one of
three members of the CTCPA's class
of 2014 New and Young Profession-
als to Watch.
Brian Trueman to
Tax Senior Manager
Brian serves a large range of compa-
nies from small privately held to large
multinational corporations, both
public and private. He has extensive
experience working with clients in
a wide variety of industries includ-
ing technology, manufacturing and
wholesale distribution, and energy.
Vikas U. Thaker to
Tax Senior Manager
Vikas works closely with manage-
ment and clients to provide tax and
consulting services. He is respon-
sible for management, planning, and
supervision of multiple affordable
housing and commercial real estate
tax engagements.
In addition, the firm promoted
Alexandra Marsh to manager.
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