República, a cross-cultural advertising, digital and communications agencies, has announced the appointment of Tony Arner, CPA, to the post of chief financial officer. Arner is a proven leader with more than 15 years experience in finance and operations, working for Fortune 500 companies, privately-held organizations, and in public accounting.Prior to República, Arner was with The J.M. Smucker Company where he was corporate controller for its espresso coffee (Rowland Coffee Roasters, Inc.) operations, including flagship brands Café Bustelo, Café Pilon and Medaglia D’Oro. Before The J.M. Smucker Company, Arner served as a manager in audit services for Fortune 500 company AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer. Earlier in his career, he was an auditor at public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLP.
Arner received both his B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Management Information Systems and Masters of Accounting from Florida International University.