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Spotlights

February/March 2020


Promotions

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Dan Wainright, CPA to senior manager.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Ryan Schmidt, CPA to senior manager.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Brian Skluzacek, CPA to senior manager.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Ashley Meagher, CPA to manager.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Travis Notch, CPA to manager.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Jacilyn Nemec, CPA to in-charge accountant.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Ryan Meyer, CPA to in-charge accountant.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Allison Popp to staff accountant II.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Sydney Wittnebel to staff accountant II.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Stephanie Schroden-Kieffer, CPA to staff accountant II.

Schlenner Wenner & Co. promoted Grant Stangl, CPA to staff accountant II.

Boulay promoted Brittany Hancock, CPA to audit manager.

Boulay promoted Ann Janneke, CPA to audit manager.

Boulay promoted Joe Koyiol, CPA to audit manager.

Boulay promoted Keri Pickel to audit supervisor.

Boulay promoted Josh Suciu, CPA to accounting advisory supervisor.

Boulay promoted Erica Flaherty, CPA to accounting advisory supervisor.

Boulay promoted Zach Dick, CPA to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Thomas Erickson to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Mariah Gudahl to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Greta Hanson to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Ali Hulstein to accounting advisory senior associate.

Boulay promoted Thomas Knobbe to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Nick Mauren to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Kevin Sander to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Austen Stewart, CPA to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Jennifer Wild to audit senior associate.

Boulay promoted Jennifer Hockers to senior bookkeeper/accountant.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Ali Carbo, CPA to director.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Dustin Durch, CPA to director.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Pete Finch, CPA to director.

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

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Colleen Netzell, CPA, JD, MBT to senior manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Jason Kindseth, CPA to senior manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Kim Issendorf, CPA to senior manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Stephanie Leduc, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Katelyn Birklid, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Cassy Guck, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Ryan Holt, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Aaron Bloom, CPA to manager.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Eric Kvidt, CPA to senior staff.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Nikki Burns, CPA to senior staff.

Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP promoted Mitch Giese to senior staff.

Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer, LLC promoted Elizabeth Dentz, CPA to manager.

DS+B | CPAs + Business Advisors promoted Elaine Nelson, CPA to principal.

Murry & Associates, LLC promoted Jenna Mueller, CPA to partner.

Murry & Associates, LLC promoted Morgan Wallace-Johnson, CPA to manager.


Member News

Bonnie Russ, CPA, a retired partner with Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ PA, was named to the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Evan Eull, CPA joined Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP as an accountant.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP hired Adam Goehring, CPA, MBT, BTA, CEPA as tax partner.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP hired Jennifer Jensen, CPA as tax director.

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP hired Heather Wright, CPA, CSEP as senior tax manager.

Harvey Flom, a practicing CPA since 1955, retired at the end of 2019 from Schechter Dokken Kanter CPAs. The MNCPA congratulates Flom on his long career and wishes him well in retirement.

Joseph Abdo passed away Nov. 25, 2019. He was 89.

Abdo, who established Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP in 1963, believed in hard work, putting clients first and giving back to his community, officials from his firm said.

He was an MNCPA member for 56 years, spending time on the membership and management consulting services committees. He became an MNCPA senior member in 2003.

John Jelinek passed away Nov. 16, 2019. He was 74.

Jelinek opened his own firm in 1976. Helping others was part of his fabric, as he was instrumental in founding Accountants Concerned for Accountants, a program providing resources to help CPAs and their families battle addiction.

An MNCPA member for 47 years, Jelinek served on the personal financial planning and members service committees and, in 2005, received the MNCPA Distinguished Service Award. He became an MNCPA senior member in 2018.


Firm News

Boeckermann, Grafstrom & Mayer (BGM) combined firms with Edina-based Weber & Deegan, Ltd. and Eagan-based Majeski Jahnke & Company, LLC. The combined team, using the BGM name, now has more than 140 employees.

BerganKDV employees donated $77,035 in 2019 to United Way campaigns in the firm’s offices in St. Cloud, and Waterloo and Des Moines, Iowa. The firm also received the 2019 Human Capital Management Partner of the Year award at the Kronos 12th Annual Partner Community Workshop.

Through its Birdies Fore Love program, RSM US LLP donated $84,689 to Anishinabe Academy and the Anne Sullivan Communication Center.

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