Ben Ellingson, CPA, CGMA, board chair
Ben Ellingson, a 6-year MNCPA member, is the chair of the board of directors. The board sets policy for the 8,500-member organization. Prior to assuming leadership of the board in April 2020, Ellingson served as board treasurer and on the Board Finance Committee and Nominating Committee.
In addition to his involvement with the MNCPA, Ellingson previously served on the board of directors for the South Dakota CPA Society and has been active with the AICPA. Ellingson is the partner in charge of Eide Bailly LLP's Mankato office, where he focuses on the assurance side.
Outside of his professional life, Ellingson loves spending time with his family and in the outdoors, fishing and hunting. Relationships, both inside and outside of the profession, bring him the most happiness in life.