He’s a CPA, but he only uses his powers for good…
Glenn Runne was born in Kew Gardens, Queens N.Y. and grew up in North Bergen, N.J. He is the oldest of three kids.
His mom was a secretary and dad drove a truck. They also owned a neighborhood Bar and Grill for a few years. From an early age they stressed the importance of a college degree. Typical for a “first born,” Glenn became a high achiever.
Glenn graduated North Bergen High School in 1972 and Montclair State University in 1976 with a BS in accounting and finance. He paid his own way through.
With a degree in hand, Glenn landed an accounting management position at N.J. Life Insurance Company. This gave him a strong foundation and he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1987!
A couple of years later, Glenn’s brother-in-law introduced him to Pat Lynch. Pat’s young company, First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, was in its second year. Glenn’s expertise in accounting and taxes was a perfect fit. He joined the firm as VP and CFO in 1979.
In 2012 Glenn received the coveted “Chartered Global Management Accountant” designation. This is international recognition of the world’s top professionals in his field!
- Plaza School of Business – Adjunct Accounting instructor
- Bergen Community College – Adjunct Accounting instructor
- The Children’s Corner, Founder, Treasurer and Board of Directors member of a non-profit childcare center
- Lake Hiawatha Country Club – Treasurer, Board of Directors member
- Fellow in the American Institute of Public Accountants
- And the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
With the help of his wife, Denise, Glenn raised 3 daughters: All college graduates with master’s degrees. Two girls became teachers and one is a certified public accountant. The apples fell close to the tree.
Glenn’s outside interests are physical fitness and attending New York Giants football games with his long-time season tickets.
If you did the math you see that Glenn is one of Pat’s many long-term employee/colleagues. His work has expanded proportionately with our organization. Currently, Glenn oversees the accounting for our seven companies which includes three audits. He is also responsible for all the tax returns, plus forty-five states where we file. Whew!
The dedication of long-term colleagues like Glenn is one of FIA Surety’s greatest strengths.
Carry on, Glenn!
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