KatzAbosch COO Inducted Into Network 2000 August 2, 2013 Arlene R. Thayer (Ciroula), AAAPM, Chief Operating Officer of KatzAbosch, has recently been inducted into Network 2000, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 with the mission to promote the advancement of women in professional and executive positions. Thayer joins 85 other illustrious members who are all leaders in the Maryland business community, including judges, bank presidents, corporate COOs and CFOs, hospital CEOs, law firm partners, publishing executives, as well as fellow KatzAbosch shareholder, Jane M. Brewer, CPA, MST. “We are extremely proud of Arlene. She exemplifies our firm’s commitment to supporting women in business, and serves as an inspiration to our entire firm,” says Mark Cissell, President and CEO of KatzAbosch. Last year, Thayer (previously known by her maiden name, Arlene Ciroula) became 1 of only 4 Accredited Administrator in Accounting Practice Management (AAAPM) professionals in the State of Maryland, and was honored as Smart COO of the Year, by SmartCEO Magazine. Thayer has received the YWCA Leadership Award from the YWCA of Greater Baltimore, and the Achievement, Commitment and Excellence (ACE) Award by CPA Practice Management Forum, Association for Accounting Administration. She is also a two time recipient of the Practice Innovation Award, presented by Practical Accountant Magazine.