Essential Event: The 2015 CTCPA Annual Meeting

May 12, 2015    Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  •  CPE Credit: 6  •  4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cocktails and Teacup Raffle

My state. My profession. My career.

This year, the Essential Event is all about you.



   Ego vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat Eight Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence
   Jen Shirkani, Emotional Intelligence Coach and Speaker

How can otherwise brilliant leaders keep from succumbing to self-sabotaging, ego-driven behaviors? Jen Shirkani defines and provides strategies for increasing emotional intelligence (EQ), particularly for leaders and company founders with high technical competence. Raise your own EQ - possibly the most important exercise you can do to prolong your career and to catapult your business to the next level.


  Living Life at Performance Level
  Curtis Zimmerman, Author and Inspirational Speaker

Empowered individuals build cohesive, productive companies with forward momentum. Inspirational speaker Curtis Zimmerman and "Living Life at Performance Level" will transform your perspective, creating lasting outcomes. Laugh, frolic, and play "Simon Says" - but don't be fooled by all the fun! Be prepared to be empowered, challenged, and changed.


   Improving Connecticut's Business Climate: CPAs Can Help
Joseph F. Brennan, CEO and President, Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA)

Brennan will discuss the current legislative session, CBIA’s 20x17 initiative, the outlook for the Connecticut economy, and how economic growth is essential to solving the state’s fiscal problems.


   The View from the Corner Office: A Panel Discussion

   Our panel of firm leaders shares their observations and experiences on local and regional economies, business conditions and trends, and more. Panelists include:

  • Andrew Andrews, CPA, Whittlesey & Hadley
  • Bruce Blasnik, CPA, O'Connor Davies
  • Carl Johnson, CPA, BlumShapiro
  • Joseph Natarelli, CPA, Marcum


   Connecticut State Board of Accountancy: A New Administration
   John Schuyler, CPA, Connecticut State Board of Accountancy Chair
   Sonia Worrell Asare, Esq., State Board of Accountancy Legal Counsel


...and more!


Thank you to our sponsors:

Asset Strategies, Inc.
Cohn Reznick, LLP 
CTCPA Past Presidents
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP
McGladrey & Pullen, LLP
O’Connor Davies, LLP
Post University
Reynolds & Rowella, LLP
Saslow Lufkin & Buggy, LLP
Webster Bank, N.A.
Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. 

Silver Sponsors:
CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer
Farmington Bank
Pace Professional Services, LTD