Spotlights

February/March 2019


Promotions

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Aaron Rindahl, CPA, CFE to senior manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Allison Stevens, CPA, MBT to senior manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Liz Letvin, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Matt Ramsdell, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Mariah Geiger, CPA to senior accountant.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Jerrica Luck, CPA to senior accountant.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Zach Schwartz, CPA to senior accountant.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Erika Zimmerman, CPA to senior accountant.

Kara Hanson, CPA was promoted to vice rpesident of finance at Hollstadt Consulting.

Lucia Madan, CPA was promoted to senior accountant at LB Carlson, LLP.

James R. Dimick, CPA was named to the principal team at Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd.


Member News

Mark Kraft, CPA joined the board of directors at the First National Bank of Gilbert.

Cami Peterson, CPA joined Carlson Capital Management as director – retirement plan services.

Eric Skalland, CPA joined United Properties as chief financial officer and administration officer.

Robert Klein, CPA spoke about accounting careers at Faribault High School as part of the Talk to the Students program.

Linda Nelson, CPA of Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd., was named to Finance & Commerce’s Top Women in Finance for 2018.


Firm News

Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA received a 2018 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.

The award recognizes employers of all sizes across the country that are excelling at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling and transition to parenthood programs.

“We are honored to be recognized for this award,” said Roz Allyson, managing partner of Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA. “The firm’s leadership is dedicated to creating a work environment that emphasizes the importance of workplace flexibility.”

Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. was named one of the fastest-growing accounting firms in the U.S. by The Platt Group/Inside Public Accounting. The firm ranks second in the Great Plains region with a 29.8 percent all-growth rate.

“This achievement would not be possible without our talented staff, who are committed every day to making a positive impact in our business and helping our clients grow,” said Steve Erchul, managing partner. “The growth we have achieved is exciting and we sincerely appreciate everyone who has helped us earn this recognition!”

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP merged with St. Paul-based Springsted, Inc. and Indianapolis-based H.J. Umbaugh, creating one of the largest independent municipal advisory practices in the U.S. The deal is expected to be effective before the end of the first quarter of this year.

Dave M. Zachor, CPA merged with Ramsay & Associates, Ltd.

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