Connecticut Society of CPAs Names Next Leader

Bonnie Stewart

Bonnie Stewart

The Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) has announced that Bonnie Stewart has been named the society’s new executive director, effective January 2017.

Stewart will succeed Arthur Renner, who has announced his retirement following 20 years of service as CEO of the society.

“I am thankful for this opportunity and excited to join such a well-recognized organization,” Stewart said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the board and staff to further the CTCPA’s advocacy, community and educational efforts.”

Stewart comes to the CTCPA from the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, where she currently serves as vice president of government and public affairs and general counsel. She joined the CBIA in 1988.

“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,” says CTCPA president Robert Boudreau.

Boudreau also thanked Renner for his years of service. “Under Art’s stewardship, we have 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.”