About the Author

Stephanie Schmidt

Stephanie Schmidt is the MNCPA’s director of membership and marketing. For more than 10 years, she has expertly managed numerous member programs and events. Her skillset comes in handy when also planning sleepovers and birthday parties for her family. Stephanie has also earned the MNCPA’s unofficial title of office fashionista. Step into her office and you’ll see her knack for fashion, design and décor. She’s also a hugger, which you’ll appreciate if you’re ever trapped in a scary escape room with her. Stephanie can be reached at 952-885-5523 or

From permits to press: Remembering why you're a member
Mar. 6, 2018  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
I’m coming up on my 14-year work anniversary at the MNCPA (I clearly started when I was 16). Joking aside, this past year has been one of the most... Read more
Show me the love (in the way I prefer)
Jan. 29, 2018  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
Several months ago, I talked about the importance of recognizing people for their hard work. I was reminded this week that it’s equally as... Read more
Perception isn't always reality
Dec. 11, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
When you tell someone you’re a CPA, what’s their response? Do they gasp in anticipation and excitement, or do their eyes gloss over as they slowly... Read more
Don't wait to renew your CPA certificate
Nov. 7, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
We’re about to enter the season of giving: the giving of thanks, the giving of love and the giving of gifts. But there are some things you don’t... Read more
Perseverance: A life lesson learned young
Oct. 2, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
My daughter is a natural athlete. When she decided to try out for travel basketball last year (having never played a day of organized basketball in... Read more
A taste of the future
Aug. 29, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
August brings two events that I look forward to every year: the MNCPA’s Executive Exchange and the Minnesota State Fair. While seemingly very... Read more
Try before you buy
Jul. 21, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
It's a brilliant concept, right? I can’t tell you how many times I've bought something after sampling it at Costco. Had I not tried it, I would've... Read more
Polish your advising skills
Jun. 22, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
If you had to identify one thing that is key to running a successful business, what would it be? When I think about this question, the word that... Read more
Let's recognize Minnesota's newest CPAs
May 15, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
From the day you were born, being noticed was engrained in your behavior. When you took your first step, your parents gasped with excitement!... Read more
Did you know? New info about the CPA exam's score-release timetables
Apr. 10, 2017  |  By Stephanie Schmidt
Out with the old and in with the new when it comes to the CPA exam — and there’s something you should know. There’s been talk for months about the... Read more

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