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Honors and Awards
Katherine McNair
of O'Connor Davies
inWethersfieldwas
one of 38 "rising
stars" named to the
AICPA Leadership
Academy. McNair
will complete the intensive five-day
program this fall.
Tracy I. McKa-
veney, a senior
manager at Ma-
honeySabol in
Glastonbury, joins
the alumni of the
2014 "40 Under
Forty" list of accomplished profession-
als, an award program of the Hartford
Business Journal. Last year, the CTCPA
named McKaveney to its list of New
and Young Professionals to Watch.
Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning
LLC in Glastonbury was recently rec-
ognized by Financial Advisor Magazine
as one of the leading wealth manage-
mentfirmsinthecountry.Thisisthe
eight time in the last nine years that the
firmhasachievedthisdistinction.
Members in the Media
Brian J. Kelleher,
CTCPA president
and a partner at
Fiondella, Milone
& LaSaracina in
Glastonbury, wrote
the June 25 Hart-
ford Courant op-ed "Putting Retiree
Healthcare on Balance Sheets."
Brett McGrath, Marcum partner-in-
charge of Connecticut tax and busi-
ness services and John Vozzo, Mar-
cum's New England region research
and development tax credit practice
leader, wrote "Use R&D Credits to Let
the IRS Pay Your Taxes" for the June
16 Hartford Business Journal.
Ryan C. Sheppard,
a partner of Knight
Rolleri Sheppard
CPAs in Fairfield,
was published in
the December 2013
issue of The CPA
Journal with an article titled "The Tax
and Financial Implications of Divorce."
Richard H. Gesseck of Richard H.
Gesseck Consulting in Cheshire wrote
"Financial Reporting Relief for Smaller
Businesses" for the most recent issue
of Connecticut Banking Magazine.
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Friedman Shares Music-Industry Financial Know-How
With Worldwide Audiences
Alan M. Friedman, partner of Friedman, Kannenberg &
Company in Farmington, has been on a worldwide tour
speakingonavarietyoffinancialtopicstotheinterna-
tional community of music instrument and product retail-
ers. In April, Friedman spoke in Dallas, Texas to the Retail
Print Music Dealers Association and was honored with
the coveted "Sandy Feldstein Service Award." Later that
month he spoke in Houston, Texas to the Keyboard Insight Group, a group
of prominent piano dealers in the U.S. In June, he moderated Yamaha Music
Corporation's two-day "Financial Advantage" Workshop in Las Vegas, Ne-
vada. In July, Friedman spoke to the entire music products retailing indus-
try at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Trade Show in
Nashville, Tennessee, and in August, he traveled around the globe to present
the "Financial Retail Boot Camp" to music instrument and product retailers
in Brisbane, Australia.
Friedman's education-based presentation topics include inventory and cash
flow management, the accounting and taxation of rental instrument pro-
grams, the development of meaningful compensation plans, and the mini-
mizing of internal theft and fraud in retailing operations, to name a few.
Public Service
BlumShapiro Shel-
ton Office Manag-
ing Partner John
Zinno has been
elected president
of the board of
directors of the
Greater Waterbury YMCA. Zinno's
term as board president runs from
July 2014-July 2016 and continues his
more than 15-year commitment to the
organization.
Mahoney Sabol & Company is sporting a new logo on the heels of a revamp of
thefirm'swebsite.Thelogodrops"&Company,LLP"infavorofastreamlined
combinationofthetwonames­MahoneySabol.Visitthefirm'snewwebsiteat
www.mahoneysabol.com.
MahoneySabol Unveils New Logo, Website