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Whittlesey Tax Manager Melissa Braun Named Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty”

The Hartford Business Journal has recognized Whittlesey Tax Manager Melissa Braun as a “40 Under Forty” awardee for 2023. The award honors extraordinary young professionals in the Greater Hartford area who have made significant strides in their respective industries.

Melissa has over 10 years of service with the Firm and specializes in tax and advisory services across various industries, including commercial, residential, and affordable housing real estate entities; financial institutions; construction, manufacturing, and closely-held businesses; and high-net-worth individuals. As a co-founder of the real estate thought leadership niche and a pivotal member of Whittlesey’s real estate group, she has been instrumental in shaping the Firm’s trajectory. 

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Melissa has made considerable contributions to the broader community. She is a dedicated mentor to junior staff, an active member of the CREW Network, and a former Executive Committee Member of Community Accounting Services (CAS). Her previous recognition as one of the Connecticut Society of CPA’s (CTCPA) “Women to Watch” underscores her influential presence in her field.

“Melissa’s recognition as a “40 Under Forty” award recipient is a testament to her exceptional leadership skills and the significant positive impact she has made both professionally and within our community,” said Drew Andrews, CEO and Managing Partner of Whittlesey. “Her passion for the field, outstanding professional excellence, and dedication to our community perfectly encapsulate the essence of this award. Congratulations to Melissa on this well-deserved honor.”

About Whittlesey 
Founded in Hartford in 1961, Whittlesey is the largest Connecticut-based CPA and consulting firms in New England. With offices in Connecticut and Massachusetts, we provide a comprehensive array of advisory, assurance, tax, and technology services to a broad range of businesses and individuals.

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