Ken Cerini, CPA Honored at the Moxxie Mentoring Foundation Inaugural MoXY Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2018 – Bohemia, NY – Cerini & Associates, LLP is pleased to announce that Ken Cerini, CPA, Managing Partner, was honored at the inaugural MoXY Awards on Thursday, April 26, 2018. These prestigious awards were presented to men of distinction who have advanced the careers of women. Nominations were submitted by the women who benefitted from the nominee’s tutelage. Honorees were presented with Moxxie Mentoring Foundation’s Purple Tie.

2018 Honorees:

Steven Aptheker – Law Partner, Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C.

Gary Barello – SVP/HR & Organizational Development, Biodex Medical Systems

Ken Cerini – Managing Partner, Cerini & Associates, LLP

Edward Fraser – Vice President, Northwell Health

Jack Kopnisky – President & CEO, Sterling National Bank

Steven Santino – SVP/Sr Growth Manager, People’s United Bank

MoXY Founder Award Honorees:

Glenn Bucalo – President, Target Media Group

T. Philip Perlman – President, BIGideas

Cerini & Associates’ Audit Supervisor Mahnaz Cavalluzzi, CPA nominated Ken Cerini, CPA Managing Partner

“I’m thrilled to say I’ve been working with Ken for over 16 years and honored to be the first female partner in the firm,” said Kimberly Roffi, CPA, Partner, Cerini and Associates, LLP. “Ken has been a remarkable mentor, an extraordinary business partner, and a leader that inspires others to achieve their individually defined success. This award exemplifies the sincere appreciation other women in the firm also have for him and the positive culture he has created. ”

Moxxie Mentoring Foundation’s Founder Beth Meixner stated, “We believe that men play a vital and equally important role in women’s leadership. When men and women work together using their innate skills the best outcomes are achieved for organizations.” Through the MoXY Awards, the foundation will welcome men into their community and further the mission of developing future female leaders.

The MoXY Awards fundraising luncheon was held at the Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, New York from 12 Noon – 2:30 PM and included sophisticated networking, awards presentation, exhibitors and raffle baskets. The event attracted nearly 200 senior-level professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, academic, and entrepreneurial fields.

Proceeds from the event will help fund Moxxie Mentoring Foundation’s mentoring programs and activities including: Mentor Training, Mentee Orientation, Mentee & Mentor Recruitment, Community Outreach, Program Development & Delivery, Guest Speakers Presentations, Professional Development Workshops with Industry Experts, and On-site Industry Exploration Outings.

About Cerini & Associates, LLP

Cerini & Associates, LLP is a full-service accounting firm celebrating twenty-five years of excellence in leading-edge accounting and auditing services. With nearly fifty employees, four partners, and a foundation built on value-added ideas and integrity, C&A serves many industries, including healthcare, nonprofit, special education, school districts, technology, contractors, and an array of mid-sized businesses (including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, et al.). C&A’s services include, but are not limited to: accounting and auditing; tax compliance and business advisory; tax controversy defense and support; litigation support; mergers and acquisitions; internal audit; and operational and internal control reviews.

C&A’s staff takes pride in the quality of its work and operates with the technical ability of a much larger firm. C&A is also proud to have received an unqualified opinion during its last tri-annual peer review. The firm is affiliated with many professional organizations, including the: New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

About Moxxie Mentoring Foundation Inc.

Moxxie Mentoring Foundation Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and foster the career advancement and leadership development of young women. The volunteer mentors are seasoned business professionals who have been trained as mentors by the foundation. Since 2010 the Foundation has mentored over 350 young women ages 19-35. More information about the Foundation can be found at