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Thomas Marino Press Release 2012
June 19th, 2012

Foundation for Free Enterprise

South 61 Paramus Road·Paramus,New Jersey07653

Phone 201-368-2100 · Fax 201-368-3438 · e-mail – kenglish@fffe.org www.fffe.org

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information please contact:  Kathryn English, President (201) 368-2100

Thomas J. Marino, Managing Partner and CEO of J.H. Cohn LLP,

 To Be Honored by the Foundation for Free Enterprise

The Foundation for Free Enterprise is proud to announce that Thomas J. Marino, Managing Partner and CEO of J.H. Cohn LLP, was inducted into the Free Enterprise Hall of Fame at the Foundation’s 24th Annual Luncheon.  More than 350 business executives, civic leaders and educators attended the luncheon at The Venetian in Garfield, on June 7, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., to recognize Mr. Marino for his outstanding business and community achievements, and his representation of the ideals of free enterprise.

Thomas J Marino, CPA, is a J.H. Cohn LLP partner and the Firm’s chief executive officer, a role that he assumed in 2002 after serving as managing partner since 1998.

Named partner-in-charge of J.H Cohn’s Accounting and Auditing practice in 1994, Tom, who joined the firm in 1969, previously served as J.H. Cohn’s in-house resource for resolving critical accounting and auditing issues. He continues to serve as an instructor for J.H. Cohn’s in-house continuing professional education curriculum for management and staff. A frequent speaker on accounting and auditing issues affecting specific industry groups Tom has authored and published numerous articles on the technical topics that impact his clients’ business.

As an active member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, Tom has been named to Accounting Today’s list of “Most Influential People in Accounting” numerous times, as well as the publications “Prestigious List of 100”, which honors accounting professionals committed to progressing the industry and who have a continual influence on its role in business. Tom was honored by the Anti-Defamation League as the recipient of its 2004 Humanitarian Award and in 2012 he was honored by his alma mater, Rider University, with its prestigious Distingigused Alumnus Award for his contributions to his community and his continued dedicated to the University.

The Foundation for Free Enterprise is the educational affiliate of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey.  Its mission is to provide leadership in furthering the understanding and appreciation of the free market system, by educating young people, and others who will influence the future, concerning free market economics, limited government, individual self-reliance, and the preservation of the entrepreneurial spirit.  This is done through a wide range of activities offered free of charge to teachers and students throughout the academic spectrum.  An extraordinary faculty of college professors and business executives teaches these activities.  In this way students learn essential economic and business theory and immediately apply it to the challenges businessmen and women must successfully meet. The Annual Luncheon enables the Foundation to offer its courses free of charge to students and teachers throughout the region.

For more information concerning the Foundation for Free Enterprise, including educational programs and donation opportunities, contact:  Kathryn English (201)368-2100 or kenglish@fffe.org.

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