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Connecticut CPA
September/October 2015
New Students
The future of the accounting
profession lies within the
students of today.
To help
enhance our efforts to reach out to
students and get them exposed to
and involved in the profession, we
will no longer charge a $25 annual
fee for student membership.
Student Membership
is now FREE!
Albertus Magnus College
Elizabeth C. Carrillo
Bryant University
Emily B. Farber
Paige Reid
Central Connecticut State University
Philip J. Garczynski
Nicholas Owen
Matthew Phothirat
Ben Tierney
Eastern Connecticut State University
Zachary Rice
Gateway Community College
Mallory J. Wood
Norwalk Community College
Dominique Thompson
Post University
Nicole L. Blum
Sacred Heart University
Elias J. Risola
Southern Connecticut State University
Refat M. Chowdhury
Alicia H. DiLorenzo
Skyler M. Mendez
University of Bridgeport
Teresa Khayalu
University of Connecticut
Ailish Keating
Christopher C. Polson
University of Hartford
Ozal Ajmal
University of New Haven
Stephanie Mazzeo
Western Connecticut State University
Daniel Elysee Jr.
Do you know a college student who would benefit from student membership?
Send them to or pass along the contact information
for CTCPA Career and Academics Development Coordinator Tyler Losure or 860-258-0215.
Professional Activities
Mark Campbell,
a partner in Blum-
Shapiro's Shelton
office, has been
elected president
of the board of di-
rectors of the As-
sociation for Corporate Growth (ACG),
Connecticut Chapter.
Edward E. Pratesi, managing direc-
tor of Brentmore Valuation Advisors in
West Hartford, was a speaker at the
June 26 Semiannual Quinnipiac Tax
Conference. Pratesi's presentation
was titled "It's Personal! An Advisor's
Guide to Understanding and Valuing
Personal Goodwill."
Public Service
Kenneth J. Santopietro will once
again direct the statewide eighth an-
nual Connecticut Catholic Men's Con-
ference on October 24 at Goodwin
College in East Hartford.
Honors and Awards
Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning
in Glastonbury was recognized in the
July issue of Financial Advisor maga-
zine as one of the leading wealth man-
agers in the United States. This is the
ninth time the firm has been selected in
the last 10 years.
In the Media
Frank Longobardi,
CohnReznick effective October 1, was
featured in the July 13 Hartford Busi-
ness Journal feature "Longobardi plots
growth strategy for CohnReznick."
Katrina Olson, an audit manager with
Whittlesey & Hadley in Hartford, wrote
"FASB proposes major accounting
changes for nonprofits" for the July 13
Hartford Business Journal.
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