Charles Esler, CPA, board chair
Charles Esler, an 18-year MNCPA member, is the chair of the board of directors. The board sets policy for the 8,000-member organization.
Prior to assuming leadership of the board in April 2022, Esler served as board vice chair and treasurer. He also served on many MNCPA committees and task forces, including the Health Care Conference Task Force, the Business & Industry Advisory Council, the Board Finance Committee and has volunteered with Talk to the Students and BestPrep.
Esler, who's a controller with Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. (HHS), began his career in public accounting at McGladrey & Pullen (now RSM). After six years, He joined Hennepin Faculty Associates, the physician group serving Hennepin County Medical Center. In 2012, the physicians and the health system integrated, and Esler has been part of HHS since.
Outside of his professional life, Esler loves spending time with family, fishing, watching the Vikings and taking family vacations and road trips. He also enjoys listening to music, playing the drums and reading a good book. Notably, he’s a skilled handyman, and frequently undertakes home improvement projects.