Mitchell Insero, CPA to be Honored With 2016 Jack Brooks Leadership Award


Mitchell R. Insero, CPA of Glastonbury accepts the 2016 Jack Brooks Leadership Award from Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) 2015-2016 President Bruce L. Blasnik, CPA at the CTCPA Annual Meeting held recently at the CTCPA Education Center in Rocky Hill.
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) recently honored Mitchell R. Insero, CPA of Glastonbury as the recipient of the 2016 Jack Brooks Leadership Award. Mitch is a business advisor with CohnReznick LLP in Hartford. He received his awarat the CTCPA Annual Meeting on Monday, May 23 at the CTCPA Education Center in Rocky Hill.

The Jack Brooks Leadership Award was created in 2011 to memorialize the inspiration, dedication, and drive for accomplishment that defined former CTCPA Executive Director Jack Brooks. 

Mitch was recognized for his outstanding efforts as the first-ever chair of the CTCPA New and Young Professionals Cabinet and a member of the CTCPA Advisory Council. The New and Young Professionals Cabinet was formed to create a new, more recognizable group of leaders within the CTCPA and to generate more involvement among the younger accountants and CPAs in Connecticut.  The Advisory Council helps steer the future of the CTCPA and the accounting profession as a whole by counselling and advising the Board of Directors.   

Under Mitch’s two-year term as New and Young Professionals Cabinet chair, the New and Young Professionals Group grew to include hundreds of new and aspiring CPAs and accounting professionals. The group organizes public service and social events including charity walks, JA in a Day, an annual charity kickball tournament, fundraising drives, and more. 

Mitch has been a strong supporter of the group’s “college month” events, speaking at numerous panels at colleges and universities throughout the state, sharing his story and encouraging accounting students to work toward the CPA credential.

 “When I think of a committed, dedicated, enthusiastic, passionate member, I think of Mitch,” said CTCPA Membership and Academics Manager Alicia Strong. “He is always willing to volunteer his thoughts and time, coming to countless events and sitting on numerous committees.”

Mitch is also a member of the CTCPA Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Support Group and is serving on the CTCPA Executive Search Committee.

The Connecticut Society of CPAs is celebrating more than a century of service to membership and community alike.  Formed by nine CPAs in 1908 at New Haven’s Union League Club, today CTCPA has a current membership of almost 6,000 individuals in public practice, business and industry, government, and education.  Its function is to advocate on behalf of the accounting profession, foster a professional community among CPAs, and provide continuing education opportunities as well as a comprehensive peer review program and a variety of membership services for CPAs in Connecticut.

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