Professional Development / Stellar Marketing Efforts / Thought Leadership

WS+B Voices!

  • Ray Russolillo, Partner and Family Office Team Leader, taught an eight hour class for local CPA’s at Baruch College in NYC on August 25.  He shared a Federal Tax Planning and Compliance Update with 140 people attendance.  Well done!
  • Jim Bourke, Partner and Technology Services Practice Leader, continued on with his national road show schedule, staying local this time by providing a “Technology Update for the Profession” on September 17 for the NJCPA. Nice job!
  • Eric Strauss, Partner and active member of both the Healthcare and Not-for-Profit Services Groups, presented a webinar to our HC and NFP clients on “Refresher on the OMB Super Circular and the New OMB Unified Guidance” on September 17.  Excellent!
  • Tony Tuths, Partner and Financial Services Practice Co-Leader, was a panelist at the American Bar Association Tax Section 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting in Chicago on September 17, providing a “Banking & Savings Tax Update” covering important recent developments important to banking and savings institutions. Terrific!
  • Tony Nitti, Tax Partner and Forbes.com columnist, was quoted in an MSNBC.com article commenting on Jeb Bush’s tax plan, The (new) Bush tax cuts: $3.6 trillion. Outstanding!
  • Ed Mendlowitz, Partner and Partners’ Network Founder, spoke on September 10 at the 46th Annual Sidney Kess New York Estate, Tax & Financial Planning Conference on Valuing a Business in a Client’s Personal Financial Plan. He also recently presented a two hour webinar for CCH on Reviewing Tax Returns which will be repeated on Oct 2.  If anyone wants to “attend,” email Ed for free registration.
  • Jarod Rhen, Senior Manager, is presenting a workshop right now as I write this at the highly respected PLI-sponsored SEC Institute 2015 Annual Conference in Las Vegas covering the topic of Debt vs. Equity Accounting for Complex Financial Instruments, with Taryn Bostjancic, SEC Services Team Leader, in the audience for support. Great thought leadership!
  • Congrats to Jim Bourke and Ed Mendlowitz who are recognized on this year’s prestigious list of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People.  Jim makes an appearance for an eighth year in a row, as he tirelessly travels around the country and the world, presenting and discussing all things tech, quoted and published in a variety of magazines, blogs and websites.  He truly is an influencer in our profession.  Ed makes the list for the first time in his extensive 50-year career, having made a big impact on the profession with his Partners’ Network, blogs and columns… and infamous for having teamed up with The Topps Company, Inc. to create a series of accounting trading cards, just like the ones you swapped with friends as a kid, commemorating accountants from the past.
  • And another congrats goes out to Jay Shepulski who will be honored on September 28 in the NJBIZ Forty Under 40 Awards The Forty Under 40 awards program honors professionals who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.
  • Tanina Besecker, Senior Marketing Coordinator, was recently elected by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce as Vice Chair for their Young Professionals committee. Excellent!
  • Paul Kuhl, Senior Manager, has begun his term as Chairman of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce. You will be able to read his Chairman’s Message in every issue of MIDJersey Magazine in the coming year, as well.  Really great!

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