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Selinger's commitment to excellence recognized at annual luncheon.

Teddy Selinger, CPA, managing partner of Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP, one of top certified public accounting and business advisory firms on Long Island and among the top 20 in the Northeast, is the recipient of the Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology's (ACIT) 2006 Commitment to Excellence and Leadership Award winner.

Selinger joined other award winners, including: Dr. Irwin L. Kellner, Augustus B. Weller Distinguished Chair of Economics at Hofstra University, who received the "Distinguished Economic Leadership Award," Dr. Richard Murphy, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, who received the "Distinguished Service Award in the field of Health Care," Frederick C. Johs, Esq. with Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, who received the "Community Advocate Award," Katherine Heaviside, president of Epoch 5 Public Relations, who received the "Professional Achievement Award," Robert J. Coughlan, Tritec Development Group, who received the "Entrepreneur of the Year Award," and Bruce Germano, vice president of retail services of Long Island Power Authority, who received the "Distinguished Volunteer Leadership Award." The awards luncheon took place4 November 18 at the Melville Marriott.

As MWE's third managing partner, Selinger has led the firm, now celebrating its 60th anniversary, through major acquisitions and practice group expansions, while also fostering a series of significant internal changes which have further contributed to its leadership position.

During his tenure as MWE's managing partner, Selinger has diversified and expanded the depth of the firm's different practice groups including those in the areas of financial services and hedge funds, real estate, distribution, strategic business planning and forensic accounting.

At MWE, Selinger is responsible for directing the firm's strategic growth, day-to-day operations, client relationship management and professional staff development.

In addition, he serves as a top advisor on sophisticated business transactions for many of the firm's clients, drawing on his expertise and experience in such matters as: the acquisition and disposition of business entities, analysis of business strategies, and the development of integrated management reporting systems.

One of the hallmarks of Selinger's leadership at MWE has been his emphasis on creating an employee-centered environment.

He has been instrumental in the firm's "Employer of Choice" initiative, as well as in establishing various programs including mentor and training programs to promote professional development and career advancement opportunities for MWE associates.

Selinger also has championed a strong spirit of community and philanthropy among MWE associates.

He encourages staff members to assume active roles a wide range of not-for-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism, National Foundation for Transplants, American Jewish Committee and the Long Island Volunteer Enterprise.

Under his management, MWE also established its Good Works Committee, which supports many worthy causes.

Widely-respected by his peers in the accounting profession and throughout the business community, Mr. Selinger is actively involved in various organizations.

He holds memberships in CPA Associates International, for whom he has served as an Officer and Member of the Executive Board; the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nassau Chapter, where he serves on the Managing Partners Committee; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, for whom he is a member of its Practice Group Business Advisory Committee; and Trustee to the Citizens Budget Commission.

He resides in Woodmere with his wife, Varda. The couple has three son, Scott, Jeffrey and Michael.
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Title Annotation:INSIDER OUTLOOK
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Date:Nov 29, 2006
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