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Spotlights

April/May 2022


Promotions

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Patrick Plamann, CPA, MBT to managing partner.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Brian Schellinger, CPA, CVA to partner.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Samantha Kohout, CPA, CSEP to partner.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Ryan Schmidt, CPA to partner.

Mahoney promoted Alex Cho, CPA to associate director.

Mahoney promoted Carolee Lindsey, CPA, CGMA to director.

Mahoney promoted Ruth Lott, CPA to director.

Mahoney promoted Carrie Ommen, CPA to manager.

Mahoney promoted Caroline Russell, CPA to manager.

Mahoney promoted Darren Fetzer, CPA to manager.

Mahoney promoted Deanna Somvong, CPA to director.

Mahoney promoted Jeff DeGree, CPA to manager.

Mahoney promoted Josh Russell, CPA to associate director.

Mahoney promoted Kyle Krenske, CPA to associate director.

Mahoney promoted Tyler Hanson, CPA to associate director.

Mahoney promoted Megan Brownell to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Jake Carlson to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Tim Ebersold to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Veronica Naranjo Mata to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Rosanna Salzer to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Tyler Sauve, CPA to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Taylor Telecky, CPA to senior associate.

Mahoney promoted Tony Kallevig, CPA to associate manager.

CBIZ & MHM, LLC promoted Steve Wright, CPA to senior managing director.

CBIZ & MHM, LLC promoted Erin Olson, CPA to tax lead managing director.

CBIZ & MHM, LLC promoted Brian Bergmann, CPA to audit lead managing director.

CBIZ & MHM, LLC promoted Julie Balster, CPA to audit manager.

CBIZ & MHM, LLC promoted Landen Berning, CPA to tax manager.


Member news

The election results are in for MNCPA board members and officers for the 2022–23 term. The results will be confirmed at the April board meeting.

Officers

  • Chair Charles Esler, CPA, Hennepin Healthcare
  • Chair-elect Bob Cedergren, CPA, Wipfli LLP
  • Vice chair Cameron Edgar, CPA, RSM US LLP
  • Secretary Jerry Reutzel, CPA, Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer, LLP
  • Treasurer Kara Hanson, CPA, St. Croix Hospice
New board members
  • Jerry Lee, CPA, MBA, CGMA, Lee Financial Group
  • Sara DeRoo, CPA, Christianson PLLP
Re-elected board members
  • Kara Hanson, CPA, St. Croix Hospice
  • Lisa Miller, CPA CGMA, Colle McVoy 
  • Shauna Zwart, CPA, Deloitte LLP

Congratulations to outgoing MNCPA board of director members Ben Ellingson and Jennifer G. Miller. Thank you for your commitment and contributions to the MNCPA.

Bob Hengel, CPA has retired from Schlenner Wenner & Co. after serving clients for more than 30 years.

Joseph Duda, CPA from CliftonLarsonAllen LLP spoke to accounting students at Pine Island High School about accounting careers as part of the Talk to the Students program.

Keri Anderson, CPA (inactive) was promoted to director and delivery manager at Growth Operators.

Matt Brown, CPA, partner at Lurie, LLP, is a recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 leaders under the age of 40. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated excellent professional accomplishments while also working to further their communities.

Randy Dehmer, CPA, CFO at Canterbury Park Racetrack & Card Casino, is a recipient of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 leaders under the age of 40. The award recognizes those who have demonstrated excellent professional accomplishments while also working to further their communities.


Firm news

BerganKDV has merged with Simma Flottemesch & Orenstein, Ltd. (SFO), located in Minneapolis. The partnership adds 20 new team members, including three new shareholders to BerganKDV and expands the firm’s breadth of expertise on their CPA Solution team.

William Mork & Company, Ltd. merged into Cummings, Keegan & Co., P.L.L.P. (CK&Co.), effective
Jan. 1, 2022. The merger adds five employees to the CK&Co. team and Bill Mork, CPA joins the partner group.

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