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Whittlesey's Drew Andrews to Receive the CTCPA's Jack Brooks Leadership Award

HARTFORD, Connecticut – April 17, 2024

Whittlesey is proud to announce that Drew Andrews, its Managing Partner and CEO, has been honored with the 2024 Jack Brooks Leadership Award by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA).

This accolade is awarded annually to a CTCPA member who has significantly contributed to advancing the accounting profession and strengthening the CTCPA as an organization. It commemorates the legacy of Jack Brooks, a steadfast advocate and former Executive Director of the CTCPA. Drew Andrews has been selected for his unwavering dedication and proactive engagement in the accounting community, demonstrating the core values Jack Brooks represented.

"Drew’s leadership and strategic vision not only propelled our firm’s growth but also extended beyond our firm, impacting the accounting community and the multiple regions where Whittlesey operates," said Kim Napp, Partner-in-Charge of Assurance Services. "His constant mentorship and values that he has instilled at Whittlesey have fostered a culture of excellence and community involvement that defines us."

Under Drew's leadership over the past 16 years, Whittlesey has experienced remarkable growth, more than tripling its revenue and expanding its presence with three offices across Connecticut and Massachusetts. His forward-thinking strategies have greatly enhanced Whittlesey's service capabilities and client relationships.

In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Drew strongly emphasizes community service and professional development. He is a passionate advocate for the CTCPA, encouraging participation and engagement among his staff. His creation of the Hartford Managing Partners Group exemplifies his commitment to collaborative growth and professional excellence within the industry.

Drew is also a committed philanthropist actively involved in leadership roles with various local nonprofits. He has instilled a spirit of giving back to the community through Whittlesey’s annual Community Day and other initiatives, reinforcing the firm’s role in social responsibility.

"Drew exemplifies the spirit of the Jack Brooks Leadership Award through his dedication to enhancing the profession, empowering his colleagues, and serving the community," said Bonnie Stewart, Executive Director and CEO of the CTCPA. "We are thrilled to honor him with this recognition."

The CTCPA will honor Drew at its Annual Meeting on May 16 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT.

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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