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Last fall, CTCPA
Executive Direc-
tor Art Renner
announced that
he will retire in
December 2016
after 20 years
of service to
organized CPA profession.
The CTCPA Board of Directors ap-
pointed an Executive Search Com-
mittee (pictured at right) to consider
candidates and recommend the next
executive director for the society. The
group has been meeting regularly
since then to plan a successful search.
"Our efforts have resulted in the devel-
opment of a position posting, which
should be helpful for both prospective
candidates and the Search Commit-
tee," said chair Vanessa Rossitto.
"We also interviewed several execu-
tive search firms and selected J. Mor-
rissey, based in Windsor, to assist in
the search effort." she continued.
The committee identified a number
of "key stakeholders" who recently
met with J. Morrissey staff Erik
Morrissey and Donna McCarty to
share their insights and perspectives
into the process.
The formal search process is expected
to run approximately 90 days. The
committee anticipates it will be
prepared to recommend a candidate
for the CTCPA Board of Directors'
consideration in early November and
that the new executive director will be
in place at calendar year-end.
CTCPA Executive Search Committee
Begins Formal Process
Rich Caporaso
Office Managing
Partner, KPMG
Alan Clavette
Managing Member,
Clavette & Company
Art Renner
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Mitch Insero
Business Advisor,
Brad Kronstat
Finance Director,
Bergantino Agways
North Branford
Corliss Montesi
Vice President/
Corporate Controller,
Stanley Black & Decker
New Britain
Vanessa Rossitto, Chair
Partner, BlumShapiro
West Hartford
Brian Kelleher
Partner, Fiondella,
Milone & LaSaracina
Greg Lainas
Division Director,
Robert Half
Management Resources
Camille Murphy
Murphy & Company
Executive search firm J. Morrissey engaged
If you have any interest in applying for the position or you
know of a qualified individual, please see the position
posting at for more.
Connecticut CPA
September/October 2016