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Eide Bailly names 22 new partners

In California, Erin Villafana has been named as a partner at Eide Bailly’s Laguna Hills office

Regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm Eide Bailly has revealed it has accepted 22 staff members into its partnership.

Among those accepted into the partnership is Lauren Murro, who has become a partner at the firm’s Phoenix office.

She has over eight years of experience in public accounting in a wide range of industries, including a focus in real estate, healthcare, service industries and employee benefit plans. She leads teams from the start of an engagement through finalization of deliverables and acts as a main point of contact for clients.

In California, Erin Villafana has been named as a partner at Eide Bailly’s Laguna Hills office. Villafana provides public accounting services with a focus on the financial institution industry. She has more than five years of experience working in a community bank which provides her a real-world perspective of the audit process.

She also provides audit and advisory services to financial institution clients throughout California, ranging from de novo banks to publicly traded companies with assets in excess of $7bn. She is knowledgeable in SEC and other regulatory reporting, FDICIA and SOX 404 compliance. She is also active in internal staff training, mentoring and college recruiting efforts.

The remaining new promoted partners include; Kathy Cantu (Colorado), Andrew Wagner (Iowa), Brian Haley (Minnesota), Joe Sawatske (Minneapolis), Travis Lance (Montana), Brett Call (Nevada), Kurt Schlicker (Reno), Alexis Odden,Dustin Long, Elise Kainz, Brett Johnson (North Dakota), Aaron Jaqua , Jennifer Carpenter (Oklahoma), Zach Parker (Tulsa), Kelli RobertsLuke Johnson, Mandy Sutton, Nick Crank (South Dakota), Shane Pickett and Jared Johnson (Utah).

Dave Stende, Eide Bailly managing partner and CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to welcome these talented individuals into the partnership. 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but these new partners have shown great leadership through the adversity.”

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