Member of the Month

Katherine Donovan


HYPE Member Since:
  2012

Employer: Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C.

Job Title: Senior Audit Associate

Committee Member On: Community Involvement

What she does for work:

I have been working with Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. for approximately 4 years. Whittlesey & Hadley is a 150 person accounting firm headquartered in Hartford, CT with offices in Holyoke, MA and Hamden, CT. The firm specializes in the non-profit industry as well as health care, financial institutions, real estate and construction, manufacturing, employee benefit plans and closely-held businesses. Working in the audit department, I verify financial records and statements for the various industries in order to provide the best services to our clients.The best part about my job is that every day comes with new challenges and obstacles for me to overcome both professionally and personally.

Her favorite thing about HYPE is:

My favorite thing about HYPE is having the ability to be involved in the community and meet people at the same time. I started attending Get HYPE’d events and then proceeded to join the Community Involvement committee last year. This gave me the opportunity give back to the community while surrounded by like-minded people. My second favorite thing about HYPE are the HYPE Cup events; they’re a fun way to initiate team bonding throughout our firm and others through a little competition!

Her hobbies or interests outside of work:

My hobbies outside of work are photography and playing sports. For as long as I can remember I have been interested in pictures and cameras and recently I started photography as a part-time business in addition to my full time job in accounting. I’ll have to say, since I’m so used to taking everyone else’s picture, it was difficult for me to find a picture of myself for this article! My love for sports started when I was 4 years old when I started playing soccer. Now I play soccer in different co-ed adult leagues most of the year in addition to playing Waka kickball and occasionally playing golf.

Nonprofits/Boards or other groups she’s involved in:

Currently I am sitting on the Audit Committee for CT Humanities along with the Board for my condominium association in Bloomfield. I am very involved with Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (“CTCPA”) and I am the secretary for the New & Young Professionals (“NYP”) Cabinet within the organization. The NYP Cabinet is responsible for working with CTCPA to plan the events for younger accounting professionals in the Hartford area.

Contact Info: kdonovan@whcpa.com