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|Bonnie D. Stewart|
Bonnie D. Stewart is vice president of government affairs for The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), the state’s largest business organization with approximately 10,000 member companies. CBIA works to promote a healthy business climate, which encourages economic growth and job creation in the state.
Stewart manages CBIA's government affairs staff and represents business interests and tax policy issues before the state legislature. She joined CBIA as an attorney specializing in labor and employment law and represents businesses views before legislators, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Connecticut Department of Insurance.
Stewart serves on numerous legislative task forces studying healthcare, paid family and medical leave, medical privacy and noncompete agreements. She has been a member and continues to serve on numerous boards and councils including the NAM/AFL-CIO Labor Management Discussion Group on Workers’ Compensation, the Employment Security Advisory Board, the Connecticut Child Day Care Council, and the executive committee for the Connecticut Bar Association’s labor and employment law section. Stewart is vice chair of the Board of Directors for the UWC, and chairs the state’s Second Injury Fund Advisory Board.
Before joining CBIA in 1988, Stewart worked for the office of the Connecticut Attorney General. She received her Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, and her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Connecticut.
Stewart lives in Colchester with her husband and two children.