DS&B, Ltd. (Minneapolis) Announces the Promotion of Elaine Nelson, CPA, to Principal

Published on December 02, 2019

DS+B is pleased to announce the promotion of Elaine Nelson, CPA as its newest Principal.

Elaine has been with DS+B for three years, serving previously as Audit Director. In her time in this role, she has been a trailblazing and accessible leader, always willing to make time for her team and whole-heartedly invested in their professional development. The promotion to Principal is not only a recognition of appreciation by the clients she serves directly, but also an important addition to our expanding team of extraordinary leaders that will serve the needs of growing businesses today, and tomorrow. Her promotion will take effect February 2020, making her one of three women to serve as partner.

In her three years at DS+B, she has shown a rare talent in recruiting and developing exceptional professionals in a manner that aligns their strengths to each client service engagement.

Here are a few examples of her leadership, from the Audit team:

“With Elaine, you gain an understanding. Not just an answer. One of our core values is making a powerful difference. You can see that in everything she touches. She creates efficiencies for our team, and for our clients. Her approach is always positive and her guidance is always clear. She has a singular focus in all her client work: How can I make each relationship and service experience better than it was last year? We are truly grateful to have her join our partner group.” – Clint Seehusen, CPA | Principal.

“Elaine is a big part of why I was excited to join the team. She brings so much passion and energy to what she does, and that goes beyond the work we do. Elaine truly cares about what’s going on in your life, and connects with you to understand your perspective, give you guidance on your questions, help you grow, and get to the next level.” – Samantha Marthaler, CPA

“Elaine has been a tremendous force for good. She’s always open and easy to work with. She cares more about developing our team than her own wants and needs. She knows how to create a great team, to balance work with fun. I really appreciate her, and her leadership style. It’s really been great to see the positive difference in our efficiency and quality of client work.” – Aaron Koktan, CPA | Manager.

About Elaine Nelson

Elaine Nelson has 10+ years of public accounting experience driving proactive solutions for both public and privately-held clients. She provides accounting insight and practical recommendations to company leaders on ways to improve their business processes and financial reporting. In addition, Elaine has been an Associate Director of Corporate Accounting while working at the largest company in Minnesota. Elaine completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Winona State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“Accounting is the language of business and financial management – but it doesn’t have to be confusing,” says Elaine. “My strength is in distilling complex, technical topics into plain English. This helps all sides understand the issues and make effective action plans to address each piece, one-at-a-time.”