April 2019


Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson, Ltd. promoted Matthew Bennett, CPA to manager.

Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson, Ltd. promoted Amy Nicholson, CPA to manager.

Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson, Ltd. promoted Bonnie Swanson, CPA to senior manager.

Wilkerson, Guthmann & Johnson, Ltd. promoted Patrick Sievert, CPA to shareholder.

Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP promoted Tara Torseth, CPA to partner.

Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP promoted Leah Davis, CPA to partner.

Kelly O’Farrell, CPA, CVA was admitted as a partner at Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP.

John Licht, CPA was promoted to manager at Murry & Associates, LLC.

Smith Schafer & Associates, Ltd. promoted Andrew Forliti, CPA to principal.

Dan J. Loch, CPA was promoted to principal at LB Carlson, LLP.

Mark Branson, CPA was promoted to principal at LB Carlson, LLP.

Brandon Van Asten, CPA was promoted to manager at Bridge West.

Member News

Brian Berget, CPA wrote the e-book, “The Numbers Don’t Lie: How to Use Your Accounting System to Manage Your Business.” It was written for small-business owners without a CPA on staff.

Bill Koschak joined Calyxt, Inc. as CFO.

Kevin Valois joined Sunrise Banks as CFO.

Randy Dehmer, CPA spoke about accounting careers at St. Michael-Albertville High School as part of the Talk to the Students program.

Jill Burdette, CPA (inactive) joined Thrivent Financial as an accountant in mutual fund administration.

Dennis Reiss, CPA joined Bridge West as a senior accountant.

Jonathan D. Olson, CPA, J.D. joined Alexandria Industries as its CFO.

Eric Skalland, CPA, CFO of United Properties, was named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2019 40 Under 40 list.

In memoriam

Longtime MNCPA member Dana W. House passed away in January. He was 71.

After serving two years in the Marine Corps, House started the accounting firm House & Nezerka, which eventually became part of what is now Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.

Within the MNCPA, House served on the Minnesota Accountants Coalition and the Professional Ethics Committee, among other groups. He was awarded the MNCPA Life Member distinction in 2012.

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