Amber D. Tucker, CPA Audit Manager – CohnReznick Amber Tucker wears a number of hats at CohnReznick in Glastonbury, including internal staff trainer, lead trainer for the data analysis software IDEA, and one of the New England Region WomenCan Liaisons, working to recruit, retain, and promote women. She also mentors four members of the staff, meeting on a quarterly basis to review evaluations, goals, and experiences. Tucker frequently puts her accounting skills to good use, volunteering as treasurer for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, bookkeeper and treasurer for The Church of Saint Andrew in Rocky Hill, and on the board of directors of HARC, Inc. She’s also a supporter of events such as the Boys and Girls Club Gala and High Hopes Therapeutic Riding. In addition, Tucker has made her mark as a CTCPA volunteer. As an originating member of the CTCPA New and Young Professional (NYP) Cabinet, Tucker has been active in planning, participating in, and recruiting for countless events, including the annual charity kickball tournament, Habitat for Humanity, holiday drives, the NYP-organized 2013 Essential Event, and college outreach speaking engagements. Tucker then augmented her NYP experience with a one-year stint on the CTCPA Advisory Council before taking her seat as a member-at-large on the board of directors. Currently in her second term, Tucker also chairs the CTCPA Audit Committee. The aspect of my work that I find the most fun is: training staff, especially if people learn useful shortcuts and tips. If I weren’t a CPA, I would be: an interior decorator. Something people would be surprised to know about me is: I love baking, but strongly dislike cooking dinner, unless we are hosting a party. Before I became a CPA I: worked in a kite shop in Olde Mystic Village. The word that best describes me is: adventurous. If I could be on any TV show, I’d choose: The Amazing Race! Tucker with he r family at a we dding in Vermon t. Do you know a young professional you think should be recognized? We’ll be accepting nominations for the New and Young Professionals to Watch class of 2014 next spring! continued u The Selection Panel Selection of the 2013 “New and Young Professionals to Watch” was made by a blind review of written nominations by a panel of accounting professionals. Thank you to our panelists! Mary DiMatteo Sharon Dumais Michael Hanlon Principal BlumShapiro Sandra Pierog Senior Manager Whittlesey & Hadley Duane Sauer Division Director Robert Half Finance and Accounting g Noelle Taddei Associate Professor of Accounting Post University 11 Director, Financial Audit Senior Development Program Garvey & Associates Cigna Corporation Connecticut CPA September/October 2013