CTCPA New & Young Professionals to n this first-ever installment of the CTCPA New and Young Professionals to Watch, we’re introducing you to three up-andcomers, aged 35 and younger, who have set themselves apart as emerging leaders in the accounting profession. Following a call for nominations in the spring, a panel of accounting professionals (see page at right) selected these go-getters based on professional or workplace contributions, community service, and CTCPA involvement. I Meet the Class of 2013! The aspect of my work that I find the most fun is: problem solving. It’s not only fun, but also very gratifying. If I weren’t a CPA, I would be: an attorney. Something people would be surprised to know about me is: I’m a huge football fan and look forward to football season every fall. My favorite quote is: “You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill The word that best describes me is: driven. If I could be on any TV show, I’d choose: Castle. 10 www.ctcpas.org u Watch Tracy McKaveney, CPA Senior Manager – Mahoney Sabol & Company Tracy McKaveney regularly rallies her coworkers to get more involved – from taking part in a walk for breast cancer in Bushnell Park and a night out for Chip In for a Cure, to putting together a dress-down day fundraiser in honor of a co-worker who passed away from cancer. In addition to spearheading an initiative to foster professional development for women in the firm, she’s also an active participant in CTCPA’s It’s Just LIFE professional programming for women, encouraging the younger staff at the firm to come along for the ride. Outside the office, McKaveney serves on Saint Elizabeth Seton Church’s finance council and acts as Memory Walk Team Lead for the Alzheimer’s Association, in honor of her grandmother. Perhaps her most significant charity work, however, is with the Greater Hartford Jaycees, a leadership development and community service organization she’s been a part of since 2005. Over the course of her tenure, McKaveney has racked up a number of awards (including Jaycee of the Month, Statesman Award, Project of the Month, and the prestigious John H. Armbruster “Keyman” Award) and served in a wide variety of positions including Jaycees Foundation vice president and treasurer, Investment Committee co-chair, Long-Range Planning Committee member, Traveler’s Championship Golf Tournament Finance Committee assistant McKaveney with chair and chair, and coworkers at the recent Martini Ni a Cure fundraiser ght Chip In for benefitting breast tournament chair. ca pr ograms at Saint Francis Hospital ncer services an d outreach and Hartford Ho spital.