Spotlights

April 2018


Firm news

Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. is excited to share another successful year of its Client Loyalty Program. It's a program where staff is rewarded for shopping at clients' establishments. More than $231,000 was spent with clients in 2017."When it comes to client relationships, Smith Schafer's belief has always been shop with clients who do business with us," said Steve Erchul, CPA, managing principal.


Member news

Richard (Rick) Wiethorn, CPA, ABV a partner at Froehling Anderson, earned the ABV credential from the AICPA.

Gary Turnquist, CPA, CVA with Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®) to earn the Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation.


New hires

Mark Angell, CPA, MBT joined Pitzl & Pitzl, PA as a tax director.

Scott Johnson, CPA joined Boulay as a tax manager.

Susan (Sue) Johnson, MBA, CPA joined HealthPartners as a health informatics consultant.

Suzanne Johnson, CPA joined Hopkins School District #270 as controller.

Kyle Wesely, CPA joined Wesely & Wesely as a shareholder.

Steven (Steve) Wold, CPA joined SkyWater Technology Foundry as chief financial officer.


Promotions

Joseph (Joe) Birkett, CPA was promoted to senior accountant at Peterson Whitaker & Bjork, LLC.

Bryan Ekern, CPA was promoted to director at Peterson Whitaker & Bjork, LLC.

Jacob Eklund, CPA was promoted to senior manager at Legacy Professionals LLP.

Christina Herzog, CPA was promoted to director at Peterson Whitaker & Bjork, LLC..

David (Dave) Hinnenkamp, CPA was selected as the BerganKDV's CEO, effective July 1, 2018. Hinnenkamp will continue to be based at the St. Cloud branch, while overseeing BerganKDV's five locations throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

Jaclyn (Jackie) Huegel, CPA was selected as principal at Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A.

Kalen Karnowski, CPA was elected as principal-elect at Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A.

Jeremy Kiecker, CPA was promoted to partner at Peterson Whitaker & Bjork, LLC.

Bronson Power, CPA, MBA was named partner at Morken Eckberg Steiner LLC of Mankato and Hutchinson.

Jacob Rengstorf, CPA was promoted to supervisor at Peterson Whitaker & Bjork, LLC.

Chan Riskedahl, CPA was promoted to director at Barton, Walter & Krier, P.C.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Benson, CPA was promoted to partner at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Melissa Carlson, CPA was promoted to partner at Cummings, Keegan & Co., P.L.L.P.

Jason Frick, CPA was promoted to partner at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Andrew (Andy) Graf, CPA was promoted to partner at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Kari Henry, CPA was promoted to partner at RSM US LLP.

Brent Huhn was promoted to senior associate at Malloy, Montague, Karnowski, Radosevich & Co., P.A.

Kathryn (Katie) Monger, CPA was promoted to partner at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

Daniel Pitzl, CPA was promoted to a partner at Pitzl & Pitzl, PA.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Points, CPA was promoted to CFO at Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

Alisa Rogers, CPA was promoted to senior manager at Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP.

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