From FBLA to Youngest Shareholder in Local Accounting Firm


Who knew winning 1st Place in MD State FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Competition (1998) as a senior in high school would lead to a career as a CPA and at just age 41 becoming a shareholder in the firm (July 2021)?

Elizabeth RennaGraduating from Perryville High School, Elizabeth Renna lived her whole life in Cecil County and has always worked in Harford County, making it easy to communicate with clients on both sides of the river.

Married, mother of 3 girls (13, 11, 7 years of age), Elizabeth Renna is not your average accountant. Renna has a unique personality and style that includes being a Zumba instructor, an avid runner, and having Comic-Con® on her bucket list. Renna excels in her career and interacts easily with all generations of business owners.

Renna, CPA, Senior Manager and now a shareholder at Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth, P.A. in Bel Air, MD specializes in taxes and using QuickBooks®.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington, DE with a BS degree in Accounting, Renna has grown with the company. Earning her CPA license in November of 2014, her love of numbers, accounting, and getting to know people across multiple industries has served her and her firm well.

With a mission to serve their clients with competence and integrity, they work to understand clients’ needs and resolve issues on a timely basis.

“Beth is a great asset to BSLR’s overall growth. We continue to grow with our clients – from assisting startups with QuickBooks®, beginning accounting, and taxes to years later helping them with succession and retirement planning. We are well prepared to work with their constantly evolving set of needs,” stated Margaret Ruth and Brian Lutters.

Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth, P.A. (BSLR) is a CPA firm located in Bel Air, Maryland, providing tax, accounting, and payroll services. They specialize in corporate, partnership, individual, and trust and estate tax preparation. They also offer QuickBooks® and general business consulting.

As Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth, P.A., member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) continues to grow, Renna looks forward to playing a part in reaching the up-and-coming small businesses in Cecil and Harford County.

BSLR is also a member of Northeastern Maryland Technology Council and Harford County Chamber of Commerce.  They are very active in various community volunteer activities and projects.