Edward I. Guttenplan, CPA, CGMA, MBA, managing shareholder at Wilkin & Guttenplan, P.C., was named president of the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA), beginning his one-year term June 1, 2017.
Guttenplan has dedicated more than three decades of service to the NJCPA, beginning in 1982. On the Board of Trustees, he has served as trustee, secretary and president-elect. He is a past member of the Retirement Savings Plan Committee, and also served as a member of the Cooperation with Bankers Interest Group, Scholarship Fund trustee, member of the Student Program and Scholarship Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. In 2004/05, he won the NJCPA Leadership Award, and in 2013 he was an NJCPA 50 Over 50 award recipient.
Guttenplan also has extensive experience with NJCPA chapters, serving as president, secretary and treasurer of the Middlesex/Somerset Chapter.
In his community, Guttenplan has also been active, having served as commissioner and vice chair of the Highland Park Redevelopment Agency and chair of Main Street Highland Park. He also was president of the Highland Park Conservative Temple Congregation Anshe Emeth, Central New Jersey Jewish Home for the Aged/Wilf Campus and Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley as well as a board member of the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey. Guttenplan has also been inducted into the Community Association Institute Hall of Fame.
Guttenplan earned both his B.S. in business administration and his MBA from Boston University. He and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Highland Park, and have three children, and one granddaughter.
For more insight into Edward Guttenplan’s leadership and the NJCPA, please tune into a new “IssuesWatch” live Q&A session on June 23 when Guttenplan will be joined by CEO Ralph Albert Thomas and NJCPA chief operating officer Ellen McSherry. Visit njcpa.org/webinars for more information.Related Articles: