+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Member News Honors and Awards KPS & Company, based in West Hartford, was recognized with the CPAsNET.com Chairman’s Award for the firm’s “commitment to the profession of public accounting and wellrecognized business acumen” at the 20th annual meeting of CPAsNET.com in Las Vegas. Paul T. Czepiga, a principal at CzepigaDaly in Berlin, was honored as a Connecticut Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. Czepiga was honored for his expertise in the elder law practice area. Alan B. Igdalsky, a partner with Igdalsky & Company in Manchester, was honored by the Academy of Finance at East Hartford High School for chairing its advisory board for the last three years. Send your news to Caitlin Bailey O’Neill at caitlinb@ctcpas.org. Professional Activities Frank A. Rowella Jr., managing partner of Reynolds & Rowella, with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan, won a Five Star Wealth Manager Award for the state of New York in the taxation category from Five Star Professional. Rowella is one of few CPAs to gain such recognition from Five-Star Professional in two states, New York and Connecticut, and within the same 12-month period. Kevin Kuhr, a manager at Mahoney Sabol & Company in Middletown, was installed as president of the East Hampton Rotary at its installation dinner held in June at The Society Room of Hartford. Marcia Marien, a partner with O’Connor Davies in Wethersfield, has been named to the University of Connecticut Accounting Department Advisory Council. Kenneth J. Pia Jr., partner in charge of business valuation services at Meyers, Harrison & Pia in New Haven, instructed the CTCPA seminar “Introduction to Business Valuation” on June 6, 2013. Dawn Massey, a professor of accounting at Fairfield University, was awarded a $10,000 grant for the summer of 2013 from PwC to fund “Accounting Ethics Education: Resources for Meeting Cross-National Needs” with Joan Van Hise. Public Service Stephen D. Rice, senior director responsible for corporate tax at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, MA, just completed a two-year term on the board of directors of the Tax Executive Institute, headquartered in Washington D.C. He is a former president and six-year member of the board of directors of the New England Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute. Firm Moves and Promotions Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Sterczala in Shelton announced the following promotions: Nicholas L. Valli was promoted to senior accountant in the accounting and auditing department. Anthony T. Wimperis was promoted to senior tax accountant in the tax department. 24 www.ctcpas.org paid advertisement