Spotlights

February/March 2018


Firm news

Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA was named No. 3 on the 2017 Accounting Today's Midsized Best Accounting Firms to Work For list.

Hawkins Ash CPAs, headquartered in La Crosse, Wisconsin, acquired the Rochester tax and audit practice of Thomas M. Cummings, CPA.


Member news

Bonnie Russ, CPA shareholder of Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA, was one of the recipients of the Achieve! Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners for making a difference in business.

Thomas Wesely, CPA of Wesely & Wesely, was the 2017 recipient of the Clinton A. Schroeder Distinguished Service Award, as presented by the Minnesota Planned Giving Council.


In memoriam

Melanie Mogg passed away on Dec. 24, 2017. She was 63. Mogg, a longtime MNCPA member, served on the board of directors from 2008 through 2014. She also served on several other MNCPA committees, including the Tax Conference Task Force and Professional Development Strategic Council. In 2002, Mogg was the recipient of the MNCPA R. Glen Berryman award, given to MNCPA member volunteers who teach full-time CPE seminars and who consistently receive outstanding evaluations from participants. Outside of the MNCPA, Mogg served as a faculty member of the College of St. Scholastica, becoming a member of the board of trustees in 2010. She was also a member of the Roseville Rotary Club and was treasurer of the Roseville Area Community Foundation.

Howard Guthmann, CPA passed away on Dec. 6, 2017. He was 95. Howard retired from the accounting profession in 2016 after practicing as a CPA for 72 years. His CPA license number was 452. Howard was actively involved with the St. Paul School Board, St. Paul Port Authority, Boy Scouts, the MNCPA, the St. Paul Jaycees, St. Paul Rotary, Regions Hospital, Ramsey County Historical Society and his church. When Howard was president of the St. Paul Jaycees, they were chosen as the outstanding chapter in the United States. He was also co-founder of the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation and the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth.


New hires

Scott Johnson, CPA was hired as a new tax manager at Boulay.

Daniel (Dan) Korsman, CPA, ABV, JD was hired as a new business valuation manager at Boulay.

Megan Koski, CPA was hired as a new audit manager at Boulay.

Jay Trumbower, CPA, CMA, CVA, CM&AA was hired as the new COO/CFO at Boulay.

Paul Diegnau, CPA was hired as a new business valuation manager at Boulay.

Christy (Chris) Fodor, CPA joined Kaskaid Hospitality as chief financial officer.

Rachel Saladin was hired as a senior accountant at Carlson Advisors, LLP.


Promotions

Emily Arkfeld, J.D., CPA was promoted to estate and trust supervisor at Boulay.

Dana Bormann, CPA was promoted to professional and organizational development director at Boulay.

Clayton (Clay) Brownlee, CPA was promoted to audit senior at Boulay.

Melissa Carlson, CPA was promoted to partner at Cummings, Keegan & Co., P.L.L.P. "Throughout her career at CK&Co., Melissa has continually developed the intangible traits and leadership skills required for advancement," said managing partner Kathy Klang.

Scott Clinton, CPA was promoted to tax senior at Boulay.

Lauren Erickson was promoted to audit senior at Boulay.

Brittany Johnson, CPA was promoted to tax senior at Boulay.

Igor Monjoseph, CPA was promoted to audit senior at Boulay.

Danielle Murray, CPA was promoted to tax senior at Boulay.

Keri Pickel was promoted to audit senior at Boulay.

Aaron Smith, CPA was promoted to partner at Schlenner Wenner & Co.

Mackenzie Strand, CPA was promoted to audit senior at Boulay.

Robert (Bob) Baker, CMA, CPA, MBA was appointed chief operating officer of Schmitt Music Company. He was previously CFO.

Jacque Bistodeau, CPA was promoted to manager at Carlson Advisors, LLP.

Aaron Bloom, CPA was promoted to tax senior at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Dustin Durch, CPA was promoted to senior tax manager at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Victoria (Vicki) Elliott, CPA was promoted to tax manager at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Nathan (Nate) Graf, CPA was promoted to audit manager at John A. Knutson & Company PLLP.

Curtis Herbolsheimer, CPA was promoted to tax senior at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Logan Kalis was promoted to senior accountant John A. Knutson & Company PLLP.

Matthew (Matt) Laxen, CPA was promoted to tax manager at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Teresa (Teri) MacNabb, CPA was promoted to director at John A. Knutson & Company PLLP.

Jennifer (Jenny) McCabe, CPA was promoted to accounting and assurance manager at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Karissa Meyer, CPA was promoted to accounting and assurance senior at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Matt Mikel, CPA was promoted to senior accountant John A. Knutson & Company PLLP.

Eric O'Link, CPA, MBA was promoted to controller at Nystrom, Inc.

Angela (Angie) Schumacher, CPA was promoted to senior accounting and assurance manager at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Timothy Urban, CPA was promoted to senior accountant John A. Knutson & Company PLLP.

Nicole Williams, CPA was promoted to accounting and assurance senior at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Matthew (Matt) Wills, CPA was promoted to manager at Carlson Advisors, LLP.


Speakers

Tyler Anderson, CPA manager of audit innovation at Accountability Plus LLC, recently spoke to students at Centennial High School about accounting careers as part of the Talk to the Students program.

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