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Allan D. Lang of Lang, Lang & Cullen
in Stamford has been reappointed to a
five-year term on the Stamford Board
of Ethics. The board investigates any
complaints of violations of the Stamford
Code of Ethics filed against city officials
or employees and issues advisory
opinions when requested by city
employees or officials who seek guid-
ance in avoiding conflicts of interest.
Frank C. Spencer of Wilton Financial
Planning, LLC was named president
of the Rotary Club of Wilton for the
2011-2012 year. The club raises funds
and provides assistance to those in
need locally, nationally, and through-
out the world.
Professional Activities
Charles P. Slacik was named to the
Board of Directors of Sequenom, Inc.,
a life sciences company providing
innovative genetic analysis solutions.
John R. Formica Jr., general partner
with PwC in Florham Park, N.J.,
spoke at the Knowledge Congress'
Live Webcast Series' "FASB Topic 450
Statement on Loss Contingency
Disclosures Demystified LIVE
Webcast" on August 29.
In the Media
Scott Trenholm of CCR LLP, along
with CSCPA staffers Student and New
Professional Outreach Specialist
Alicia McCain, Membership Director
Julie Carroza, and Public Affairs
Director Mark Zampino, were quoted
in the Hartford Business Journal
article "Universities seeing rise in
interest in accounting."
Marcia L. Marien, managing partner
of Marien + Company, LLC in
Norwich, was quoted in The Day's
July 24 article "State Government's
Adoption of New Accounting Methods
Revealing Dirty Fiscal Laundry."
Patrick J. Duffany of J.H. Cohn LLP
in Glastonbury appeared on WTIC
NewsTalk 1080 to explain the high-
lights of the state tax laws that kicked
off in August.
Honors & Awards
Jason D. Newman,
a partner at Kostin,
Ruffkess & Co., LLC
in Farmington, and
Jennifer Sager,
director of marketing
at Whittlesey &
Hadley, P.C. in
Hartford, are recipients of 2011
Hartford Business Journal "40 Under
Forty" awards, which recognize
"outstanding young professionals in
the Greater Hartford area who are
excelling in their industries through
their leadership roles."
CCR LLP of Glastonbury was awarded
the 2011 "Workplace Wellness Award
for Small Employer Business of the
Year" by the New Haven Chamber of
The Middlesex United Way honored
Konowitz, Kahn & Co., P.C. for its
continued support over the years as a
Bronze Sponsor.
Jason D. Newman
In June 2009, the Connecticut State Board of
Accountancy (SBOA) agreed with a proposal advanced by
the CSCPA to eliminate the requirement for six months of
attestation experience to qualify for initial certification.
Consequently, a significant barrier to certification for many
accountants working in business and industry disap-
peared. News of this important change has not spread
quickly or evenly.
In an effort to get the information about the change to the
experience requirement in key employers' hands, CSCPA
President Greg Lainas and Executive Director Art Renner
have been visiting with major employers of accounting and
finance personnel since last fall. As of this writing, they
have made or scheduled presentations at United
Technologies and all of its subsidiary entities in
Connecticut; Stanley; Black & Decker; ESPN; Travelers;
The Hartford; CIGNA; United Healthcare; Ann Taylor; and
Webster Bank.
If you are interested in hearing firsthand how your
accounting staff can qualify for certification as a CPA in
Connecticut, please contact Renner at or
860-258-0214.
Spreading the Word About the New Experience Requirement for Certification
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