Coastal Fairfield County Chapter Chronicle - September 2011


On Tuesday September 20, 2011, the Coastal Fairfield County Chapter of IMA kicked off its 2011-2012 chapter year with a very successful meeting. The Red Barn Restaurant is the new venue for all meetings and they did an excellent job of hosting the group. The meeting was attended by 20 people including many new faces. One of our new guests won the 50/50 raffle. We guess he will be back.

Ted Saunders (immediate Past-President & current Vice President – Membership) was honored for his dedicated contributions to the IMA.  Chapter President Deanne Corris presented Ted with a plaque commemorating his service as Chapter President for the last eight years; a record achievement. Deanne also thanked her current Board of Directors for their help over the summer to plan and implement this year’s program.

Jamal Mazhar, CEO of Kaavo, presented very useful information on Cloud Computing to the audience. Kaavo is an innovative provider of solutions for managing distributed applications in the clouds. Jamal’s presentation explained the basics as well as the practical applications and pros and cons of Cloud Computing. His presentation was followed by a spirited question and answer period. One CPE credit was awarded for the session.

The next meeting of the Coastal Fairfield County Chapter will be held on November 15, 2011 at the Red Barn Restaurant in Westport, CT at 6PM; the topic will be White Collar Crime and the session will qualify for one CPE credit. You can register for this event on the chapter website:



The Coastal Fairfield County Chapter

 Institute of Management Accountants

Event: Dinner meeting on November 15, 2011

Topic: White Collar Crime

Speaker: Mr. Robert Marston

The Coastal Fairfield County Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) next meeting will feature Mr. Robert Marston, who will be speaking about “White Collar Crime”.  The event will be held at the Red Barn Restaurant in Westport, CT from 6:00 to 8:30PM on November 15, 2011.  Members of the IMA as well as interested guests are welcome.


Robert Marston served as a Special Agent of the FBI for 26 years, and supervised the Bridgeport FBI Office for 5 years.  He spearheaded the federal investigation of Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, as well as the investigation of Greenwich insurance scam perpetrator Martin Frankel.  Prior to serving in Connecticut, Agent Marston was assigned to the FBI Office in New York City, investigating organized crime and white collar criminals. 


Upon retiring from the FBI, Mr. Marston worked as Senior Manager of Security at Pratt & Whitney, and Vice President of Crisis Management at NBC Universal in New York City.


He is currently employed as a criminal investigator for the US Treasury Department, as well as teaching Economic Crime Investigations in the fall semester at the University of New Haven.


Mr. Marston lives in Fairfield County, is married and has two children.