Bonnie Smith named 2015 woman of FIRE

Bonnie Smith, Vice President of Human Resources at The Savings Bank of Danbury has been named a 2015 Woman of FIRE by The Commercial Record. Women of FIRE is an annual award that recognizes the key female players in the local FIRE (Finance, Insurance and Real Estate) sectors. The annual Women of FIRE award celebrates the best and the brightest women in the industry.

“We searched for the best of the best – those women who are making a difference through innovation, hard work, team-building, philanthropy, mentoring or leadership – and these women demonstrate these exemplary qualities,” said Timothy M. Warren Jr., CEO of The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record.

Ms. Smith, a resident of Huntington, has been the Vice President of Human Resources at the Savings Bank of Danbury for the past 18 years. She is a former board member of Special Olympics Connecticut where she chaired the HR Committee and is on the Employer Advisory Committee for The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities (TBIACO).

The Women of FIRE awards:

The Commercial Record is shining a light on the female innovators who are making a significant impact on the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) industries.

Nominees must be women employed in Connecticut by any business or institution facilitating transactions for finance, insurance or real estate at any level.

The awards luncheon will be held at The Hartford Club on Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Connecticut’s 73rd Secretary of the State, Denise W. Merrill, will give the keynote speech. The Commercial Record will be running profiles of each woman in a special section in the Aug. issue.