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aving had the distinct pleasure
of working with Art for more
than 10 years at the CTCPA as I
served as president, board member,
ETF trustee, and a member of various
committees has provided me a vantage
point seldom witnessed by other
CTCPA members. Art's contributions
to the CTCPA are too numerous to
mention. He worked tirelessly, always
putting the CTCPA first, himself last. Art
consistently demonstrated leadership
and commitment to the CTCPA, the
members, and the accounting profession.
What I admired the most about Art
was his ability to adapt and work with a
new president and board every year. He
always exhibited patience and respect.
His ability to educate the CTCPA
board, society members, State Board of
Accountancy members, and legislators on
issues was a remarkable strength.
My recollection of Art's greatest
accomplishment was his leading the
charge with obtaining State Board of
Accountancy approval for CPA
candidates to have the ability
to sit for the CPA Exam prior
to obtaining 150 credit hours.
Art overcame significant
obstacles and objections
from various factions but
was steadfast and resilient
when working with the
CTCPA, the State Board of
Accountancy, and academia.
Art's first attempt did
not achieve the desired
results, but that did not
prevent him from attaining the goal.
When Art officially retires, the question
will be asked, `did he make a difference?'
The answer is an unequivocal yes.
The CTCPA and the accounting
profession owe Art Renner a great
amount of gratitude.
Thank you, Art, for all you have done,
and enjoy your retirement."
Greg Lainas
, CTCPA Past President,
Division Director, Robert Half
Management Resources, Hartford
paid advertisement
Art, Greg, and Advisory
Council member
Corliss Montesi of
Black & Decker catch up at a CTCP
A Advisory Council meeting.
2011, 2015
CTCPA fights
for adequate
State Board of
Rollback of monthly
and quarterly
Connecticut sales tax
filings to the end of
the following month.
firm ownership
adopted in
Fixing Our Future:
CPAs begin to
speak out to clients,
legislators, and the
public about the state's
dire fiscal condition.
CTCPA moves
to nearby
and more cost-
effective classroom
and meeting space.
Connecticut CPA
November/December 2016