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CTCPA Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 16
 5:30pm - 8:30pm

(Check-In 5:30pm)

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Aqua Turf

556 Mulberry St.
P.O. Box 23
Plantsville, CT 06479

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Member Price $95.00

Price will increase by $10 after 5/2

Non-Member Price $115.00

Price will increase by $10 after 5/2


Join us as we return to an in-person Annual Meeting!

Everyone’s talking about filling the CPA pipeline – including the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). We’ll be joined by Liz Barentzen, the Vice President, Operations and Talent Initiatives at CAQ to learn more about their efforts.

Recent CAQ research reveals that reaching students before they get to college is critical, with 66% of accounting majors reporting they had decided to major in accounting before they arrived on a college campus. The CAQ, through its Bold Ambition and Accounting+ initiatives, has partnered with a number of organizations to help reach younger audiences via a scalable digital platform implemented in more than 3,000 high schools in the 2023-2024 school year alone, with impressive results.

Schedule of Events
5:30 p.m. -
Check-in and light refreshments
6:00 p.m. - Business meeting (featuring election and installation of the 2024-25 Board of Directors and Advisory Council members) and keynote speaker Liz Barentzen
7:30 p.m. - Networking with hot hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer (cash bar available)

Support Your Professional Organization: Become a Sponsor!

Gold Firm/Company Sponsorship: $1,250
Silver Firm/Company Sponsorship: $750 

To learn more or reserve your sponsorship, download a sponsorship form or contact Cindy Panioto • • 860-258-0213


Leader Bios

Liz Barentzen, VP, Operations & Talent Initiatives, The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)

Liz Barentzen Vice President, Operations and Talen Initiatives

Liz Barentzen is the Vice President, Operations and Talent Initiatives at the Center for Audity Quality, where she oversees day-to-day and long-term strategic operations, as well as leads and advances strategic profession-wide initiatives to attract and retain talent.

Previously, Barentzen was the Chief Culture Officer at Sol Systems LLC, a national solar finance, investment and development firm. In that role she worked to drive organizational effectiveness and helped manage change through a rapid period of growth, while overseeing all recruitment, learning, and retention initiatives. Prior to sol Systems, Barentzen was the Director of Workforce Relations at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, where she served as strategic and legal counsel to management and oversaw training and development, HRIS, benefits, total rewards, HR administration, performance management, and internal investigations.

Barentzen has 20 years of experience in Human Capital and is an Associate Certified Coach through the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program. A member of the New York Bar, she holds a JD from Brooklyn Law School and a BA in psychology from New York University.

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Non-Member Price $115.00

Member Price $95.00