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Staff Promotions Announced by Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Kyle Kopren and Austin Eichacker have been promoted to Manager. Joanna Franke and Mary Hlebechuk have been promoted to Senior Associate.Kyle Kopren

Kyle Kopren, CPA graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Business Administration in 2014. Kopren was previously recognized as a top candidate by the South Dakota Board of Accountancy. He went through the Ketel Thorstenson, LLP summer internship program in 2013 and was hired full-time 2014 in the Audit Department. Kopren specializes in retail/manufacturing, nonprofits, financial institutions and construction.  He received the Outstanding Young Professional Award from the SD CPA Society in 2018. He is a member of Leadership Rapid City class of 2018, and is the treasurer at his church. Kopren has been promoted Manager.

Austin EichackerAustin Eichacker, CPA is a 2013 graduate of The University of South Dakota with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, and a Masters in Professional Accountancy in 2014. Eichacker went through the Ketel Thorstenson, LLP summer internship program in 2013 and was hired full-time 2014 in the Audit Department. He specializes in commercial retail, casinos, and retirement plan audits. Eichacker has been an active board member for Summer Nights, and currently is involved with Junior Achievement. Eichacker has been promoted to Manager.

Joanna Franke, CPA graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree from Black Hills State in Accountancy in 1996. She joined the Ketel Thorstenson Tax Department in the Rapid City office in 2001. Franke has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Mary Hlebechuk, CPA graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree from Black Hills State in Professional Accountancy in 2017.  She joined the Ketel Thorstenson Tax Department in the Rapid City office in 2017. In 2018, she received recognition from the SD CPA Society for earning the highest cumulative score on the four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination. Hlebechuk has been promoted to Senior Associate.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP is a full-service firm with 18 partners, over 55 Certified Public Accountants, and offices in Rapid City, Custer, and Spearfish, SD, and Gillette, WY. KTLLP has a rich history, serving clients since 1936 and a depth of knowledge and experience that clients rely on and trust. The firm offers a variety of services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks support, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation, business consulting and estate planning.

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP

Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, has over 55 CPA’s on staff and has been serving clients across the region since 1936. With offices in Rapid City, Spearfish, Custer, SD, and Gillette, WY, the firm offers a variety of services including tax planning and return preparation, audit services, QuickBooks, bookkeeping, payroll, business valuation and estate planning.
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