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Bonnie L. Mackey, CPA,CSEP,MBA

Bonnie has been a resident of South Florida since 1965 and practiced as a CPA since 1995. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1992 with an extended Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree. In 2000, Bonnie received her Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP) designation from the National Institute for Excellence in Professional Education, LLC. She is currently in the MBA program at Keller Graduate School. Her background includes all facets of accounting, including financial statement and tax preparation, as well as computer software and bookkeeping assistance.

In addition, Bonnie is an instructor for the Becker CPA Review course, previous mentor for the Take Stock in Children and WorkForce 2020 program, and a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is President-elect of the FICPA Goldcoast chapter, Past President of the American Woman's Society of CPAs - S. FL Affiliate and of the North Dade/South Broward Estate Planning Council, Treasurer for the Broward County Guardianship Association, a past board member of the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, member of the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale Chambers of Commerce, member of the American and Florida Institutes of CPAs, and American Legion Auxiliary. She is also on the Trust Advisory Committee for CareSourc, Inc. and an expert witness for guardianship accounting. Bonnie is currently an Ethics course instructor for the FICPA and in the Speakers' Bureau for Intuit.

During 2006, Bonnie received the Public Service Award from the National Organization of the AWSCPAs, the ABWA's Spirit of Excellence Small Business Leader of the Year and a finalist for the Key Partners Award in the Accounting & Tax category. In 2005, she received the S. Florida Business Journal's Excellence in Accounting award in the Estate & Trust category, and in 2001 the NAWBO Vista award and Circle of Excellence award from the Women's Council of Commerce. She is a frequent speaker on various topics and had several articles published as well.

Married for over 33 years, she and her husband have two adult children and one grandchild.