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Bonnie succeeds current Executive Director Art Renner, who is retiring after
20 years of service to CTCPA. Bonnie comes to CTCPA from the Connecticut
Business and Industry Association (CBIA), where she served as vice president of
government and public affairs and general counsel.
"We are delighted to announce that Bonnie will join with the membership and staff
of the Connecticut Society of CPAs as we face our future," said CTCPA President
Bob Boudreau. "Bonnie brings a wealth of relevant experience and talent to our
organization, and we're confident she will hit the proverbial ground running in
working with the great team we already have in place here at the CTCPA."
The CTCPA Executive Search Committee, headed by Chair Vanessa Rossitto,
conducted the extensive search process alongside executive search firm
J. Morrissey & Company.
"We spent a lot of time with the Search Committee and appointed stakeholders
to evaluate the true needs of the Society for the future and identify the profile
of the ideal candidate," explained CTCPA member and J. Morrissey Executive
Recruiter Erik Morrissey. "This 90-day process helped us identify a final slate
of candidates and ultimately the selection of Bonnie Stewart."
"I am thankful for this opportunity and excited to join such a well-recognized
organization," said Bonnie. "I look forward to working with the board and staff to
further the CTCPA's advocacy, community, and educational efforts."
Bonnie joined the CBIA staff in 1988 and has previously held the positions of
counsel, associate counsel, assistant counsel, and staff attorney there. She
earned her Juris Doctor, Law from the Franklin Pierce Law Center and her
Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relations from the
University of Connecticut.
"At the same time we welcome Bonnie, we thank Art Renner for his 20 years
of faithful and productive service and we wish him the very best as he enters
the next phase of his plans," Bob added. "Under Art's stewardship, we enjoyed
many positive accomplishments, including a streamlining of our leadership
model, legislative advances, two physical relocations into superior facilities,
and a number of meaningful public service campaigns. We're proud of our
accomplishments with Art, and he should be proud as well."
Read "Getting to Know Bonnie Stewart" on the next page for more on CTCPA's
new executive director.
CTCPA Appoints New Executive Director
It's official the CTCPA has found our next executive director!
We're delighted to announce that Bonnie Stewart is joining the
CTCPA staff beginning in early January 2017.
Special thanks to the
Executive Search Committee,
who completed the extensive
interview process alongside
executive recruiting firm
J. Morrissey & Company:
Vanessa Rossitto, Chair
Partner, BlumShapiro
West Hartford
Rich Caporaso
Office Managing Partner, KPMG
Alan Clavette
Managing Member, Clavette & Company
Mitch Insero
Business Advisor, CohnReznick
Brian Kelleher
Partner, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina
Brad Kronstat
Finance Director, Connecticut Gardens,
North Branford
Greg Lainas
Division Director,
Robert Half Management Resources
Corliss Montesi
Vice President/Corporate Controller,
Stanley Black & Decker
New Britain
Camille Murphy
Principal, Murphy & Company
Connecticut CPA
January/February 2017