September 1, 2014

2014 40 Under Forty: John Larochelle

Supervisor, Tax Department, Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs, Westborough

Birthplace: Springfield

Residence: Worcester

High school: Seton Home Study School

Colleges and degrees earned: Associate's degree, Quinsigamond Community College; BSBA in Accounting, Nichols College

Career highlights: Recently earning my CPA designation. I also enjoy working with a diverse group of AAF clients that enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Community involvement: I've been a volunteer disaster incident supervisor with the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts for several years. Also, I recently became treasurer on the board for ArtsWorcester, a nonprofit that helps local artists exhibit and promote their work.

Ultimate career goal: To help others be more successful through the work I do in accounting.

Non-relative you admire most: Suzanne Billings, the disaster director for Central Mass. Red Cross. She has taught me so much about understanding others and their unique situations.

Favorite book: The Bible

Hidden talents: I took lessons in ballroom dancing for close to 10 years. I also competed as an amateur for several years and taught ballroom dancing to couples preparing for their weddings.

"If I were to win $1 million in the lottery, I would … use it to help my family and friends."


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