Minnesota Society of CPAs announces 2018-19 board officers

Rebecca Keran of Health Fitness Corporation assumes chair of MNCPA board of directors

MINNEAPOLIS (April 30, 2018) -- The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) welcomed its new officers and directors at its April 26 board of directors meeting, including Rebecca Keran, CPA, MBA as the organization's 2018-19 board chair. 

Keran is the executive director, accounting at Health Fitness Corporation in Bloomington. She has been an MNCPA member for nearly 20 years. Prior to assuming leadership of the board, Keran served as board secretary and as a member of the Finance Committee. She is also a former member of the Minnesota Board of Accountancy, which regulates and enforces the rules governing the CPA profession.

"Many changes face our profession and the MNCPA, including fundamental updates to our tax code driven by tax reform," said Keran in her first message to the membership. "I look forward to embracing these changes in the coming year and tackling the obstacles on our path to the future.

The following MNCPA board officers also assumed leadership at the board meeting:

  • Vice chair: Clark Olsen, CPA, Wells Fargo, Minneapolis.
  • Treasurer: Benjamin Ellingson, CPA, CGMA, Eide Bailly LLP, Mankato.
  • Secretary: Katherine Gabriel, CPA, Salo, LLC, Minneapolis.
  • Chair-elect: Rachel Polson, CPA, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Minneapolis.

In addition, the MNCPA board welcomed its newest directors:

  • Robert Cedergren, CPA, CGMA, CITP, CIS, Wipfli LLP, Duluth.
  • Stephanie Markert, CPA, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Minneapolis.
  • Jerome Reutzel, CPA, MBT, Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer, LLC, Bloomington.

The MNCPA serves the public interest by advancing the highest standards of ethics and practices within the CPA profession. The MNCPA delivers on that promise by offering extensive continuing professional education and resources; advocating for members and the public with regulatory agencies and boards; and mentoring and encouraging the CPAs and business leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1904, the MNCPA has 8,500 members who work in public accounting, business and industry, government and education.


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