continued u Michele Solomon, CPA Assurance Senior Manager – Marcum A senior manager with Marcum in New Haven, Michele Solomon has continued a rapid rise as a leader, both professionally at the firm and personally within her community. Solomon leads Marcum’s Connecticut Focus Group, which is in place to field questions and concerns from local employees and implement measures to improve the Marcum environment and experience. When the holiday season rolls around and CTCPA begins to promote its annual charity drive, she’s often at the helm; last year, Solomon led the coat drive initiative for both the New Haven and Hartford offices. The aspect of my work that I find the most fun is: having the opportunity to work with different people and different clients. If I weren’t a CPA, I would be: an event planner. The app I can’t live without is: YouTube. The website I can’t live without is: www.RentTheRunway.com. The word that best describes me is: practical. If I could be on any TV show, I’d choose: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Within the Connecticut community, Solomon is supportive of the Prudence Crandall Center, a nonprofit organization (headquartered in New Britain) focused on assisting victims of domestic violence. The current board treasurer of the organization, she’s assisted in organizing their annual fundraiser (including donating and buying many items for the silent auction) and adopting two families each holiday season to ensure the family has gifts to open. Every year, Solomon also organizes a team for the Connecticut Food Bank’s Walk Against Hunger in New Haven; she’s also a regular participant in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk and Cystic Fibrosis events. Solomon with hu sband and fellow CPA Jeff on a recent business trip in Paris. CPE and Ski Conference January 13, 14, and 15, 2014 Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center Breckenridge, Colorado www.beaverrun.com Sessions include: Managing Documents in the Cloud Top 15 All-Time Hints and Tips Federal Tax Update Accounting and Auditing Update Tech Update Office 2013 and Windows 8 1/13/14 1/13/14 1/14/14 1/14/14 1/15/14 1/15/14 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 4:10 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 4:10 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 4:10 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 Contact K2 Enterprises for an information packet at 888-542-9390 or www.k2e.com/ski. 12 www.ctcpas.org