Directors

Blaine Meier

Director

CPA

Blaine Meier

Kathryn J. Nordstrom

Director

MPA, CPA, CGMA

Kathy Nordstrom

Jessica Gadeken

Associate Director

MPA, CPA, CGMA

Jessica Gadeken

Cindy Nordstrom

Associate Director

MIM

Cindy Nordstrom

Key Professional Staff

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BLAINE MEIER
CPA
DIRECTOR

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Kathryn J. Nordstrom

Director

MPA, CPA, CGMA

Kathy Nordstrom
Blaine Meier

Blaine Meier

cpa

Partner/Manager

Bio

Blaine has practiced public accounting for over 35 years and has been a Partner of Wohlenberg Ritzman & Co., LLC for the past 20 years. His primary focus is business and individual taxes with extensive experience in estate, trust, 401K and employee benefit administration.

Client Focus

Industry
Practice
– Agriculture & Ag-related
– Business Tax
– Automotive
– Credits & Incentives
– Construction
– Merger & Acquisition
– Estates & Trusts
– Personal Tax
– Food & Beverage
– State & Local Tax
– Individuals
– Strategic Business Planning
– Manufacturing
– Succession Planning
– Tax Planning

DESIGNATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Licensed in South Dakota

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, South Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Treasurer, Yankton Community Library Foundation
Past Member & Scorekeeper, Hillcrest Pro-Am Committee
Yankton, South Dakota

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota

Kathy Nordstrom

Kathryn J. Nordstrom

MPA, CPA, CGMA

Partner, Director of Audit, Accounting & Management Consulting Services

Bio

Kathryn has practiced public accounting since 1984 and specializes in providing professional and proactive services to tribal entities and financial institutions. She provides accounting and auditing services, as well as management consulting, to tribal governments and their related entities, focusing on giving her clients a practical, clear understanding of findings to help them improve their operations and providing management services as an interim finance officer. She has managed all stages of financial institution audits and director’s exams, including engagement reviews, planning, compliance testing, fieldwork, and report preparation.

Client Focus

Industry
Practice
– Financial Institutions
– Agreed Upon Procedures
– Higher Education
– Audits, Reviews & Compilations
– State & Local Governments
– Management consulting
– Tribal Casinos
– Governmental auditing
– Tribal Colleges
– Tribal Governments

DESIGNATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Licensed in Arizona, California, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, South Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Governmental Audit Quality Center – AICPA

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Past Member, Mount Marty College Board of Trustees
Past Member, Mount Marty College Finance Committee
Past Member, Yankton Community Transportation Program Board
Past Honoree, University of South Dakota Alumnus of the Year

EDUCATION

Master of Professional Accountancy,
University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota

Bachelor of Science, Accounting,
University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota

Jessica Gadeken

Jessica Gadeken

MPA, CPA, CGMA

Associate Director

Bio

Jessica has been in public accounting since 2005. Her industry specialization includes governmental and non-profit entities with a focus on state, local, and tribal governments. Her responsibilities include financial statement and compliance audits; assisting in the preparation and review of annual financial statements, related footnotes and combining schedules; and serving in the position of Interim Finance Director for governmental and non-profit entities.

Client Focus

Industry
Practice
– Non-Profit
– Audits
– State & Local Governments
– Financial Consulting
– Tribal Governments & Enterprises
– Financial Statements

DESIGNATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Licensed in Arizona and South Dakota

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
South Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Vice President and Treasurer, Meridian District of Downtown Yankton
Past Board Member, Susan G. Komen South Dakota Affiliate
Past Member, Yankton Morning Optimist Club

EDUCATION

Master of Professional Accountancy,
University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota

Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
Mount Marty College – Yankton, South Dakota

Cindy Nordstrom

Cindy Nordstrom

MIM

Associate Director

Bio

Cindy has over 27 years of combined management-level experience in national staffing, employee training, bonus systems, and payroll delivery systems. For the past 17 years, Cindy has provided management consulting services to the clients of Wohlenberg Ritzman & Co., LLC with a focus in tribal casinos, tribal colleges, and tribal governments. She specializes in internal audits, human resources/employee benefits, information technology, and major financial affairs, including set-up and delivery of payroll systems and serving in the position of interim Chief Financial Officer.

Client Focus

Industry
Practice
– Tribal Casinos
– Employee Benefit Plans
– Tribal Colleges
– Information Technology
– Tribal Governments & Enterprises
– Internal Audits
– Payroll
– Strategic Business Planning

SELECTED EDUCATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

Adjunct Professor for Mount Marty College
Yankton, South Dakota

Adjunct Professor for Little Priest Tribal College
Winnebago, Nebraska

DESIGNATIONS

Master Degree in International Management (MIM)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Treasurer, Wild Turkey Days Committee
Spencer, Nebraska

EDUCATION

Masters in International Management, Finance,
University of Denver – Denver, Colorado

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry,
University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota

Bachelor of Science, German,
University of South Dakota – Vermillion, South Dakota