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Massachusetts accountants earn leadership skills

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) 2nd Annual Leadership Academy was held in November at the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, NH. Attendees, who were nominated by their managing partners, participated in two days of high-quality training to hone their leadership skills.

The graduates include:

  • Vincenzo Botta, Rucci Bardaro & Barrett PC

  • Aliza Cooperman, Vitale Caturano & Company Ltd

  • Gregory Costantino, Vitale Caturano & Company Ltd

  • Jeramie A DiBona, Kirkland Albrecht & Fredrickson

  • Susan Dupuis, UHY LLP

  • Michael Gunter, Tofias PC

  • Ty Hollins, Vitale Caturano & Company Ltd

  • David J. Kelleher, Alexander Aronson Finning & Co PC

  • Paul C.Kiley, Jr., Vitale Caturano & Company Ltd

  • Hong Ma, Abrams Little-Gill Loberfeld PC

  • Gregory P. Natalucci, Vitale Caturano & Company Ltd

  • William J. Nowik, Wolf & Company PC

  • Christopher M. Reid, UHY LLP

  • Joel I. Rothenberg, DiCicco Gulman & Company LLP

  • Michelle E. Skrobacz, The Bollard Group

  • Richard H. Strout, GT Reilly & Company

  • Brian R. Vigneault, Grant Thornton LLP

    The goal of the Leadership Academy is to nurture emerging leaders in the profession by providing a customized, high-quality leadership development and training experience.

    Margery Piercey, CPA, Partner, Wolf & CO., and Leadership Academy Chair explains, "The Academy was designed to create a network of leaders that will take on leadership roles in the profession and the MSCPA as they grow in their careers." A variety of speakers and topics kept attendees engaged throughout the two-day program. Speakers included: Keynote speaker Bruce Tulgan, president, Rainmaker-Thinking, Inc, and author of It's Okay to Be the Boss; Magid Mazen, Ph.D., Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, and worldwide negotiator; and Ann Marie Sabath, president, At East Inc.

    Throughout the program, participants had the opportunity to meet with current MSCPA leadership and past presidents to gain insight into professional and societal involvement. The Academy was sponsored by All States 1031 and Fidelity Investments. Plans for the 2008 Leadership Academy, which will take place next summer, are underway.

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