Beth Kieffer Leonard Named Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 3, 2021 – Lurie LLP is proud to announce that the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has recognized Managing Partner Beth Kieffer Leonard as a 2021 Most Admired CEO, for her outstanding professional accomplishment, community involvement, and a top Twin Cities business leader.

“It is an honor to receive this recognition,” says Leonard. “More importantly, it is an honor every day to lead our amazing and talented team at Lurie, LLP. To spend an entire career in one place and find the work fulfilling is truly unique, something for which I am grateful.”

This year’s diverse list of CEOs not only leads fast-growing and innovative companies. Individually, they also are leaders in their industries and communities through board service and volunteerism. According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ), winning CEOs for this award “clearly demonstrate strong leadership, integrity and impressive financial performance for their company and commitment to the community.”

“This past year tested all of us like no other,” says Leonard. “I am proud to be the chief steward of a growing firm that lives its commitments and values – which have been our foundation for the past 80 plus years.”

In its sixth year, the annual MSPBJ Most Admired CEO Award recognizes leaders and change-makers spanning many industries, including accounting/financial services, construction, education, health care, manufacturing, information technology, and more. MSPBJ will recognize the 2021 honorees in a special publication coming out on Sept. 10, 2021. Beth will be recognized in person at an awards event Tuesday, Sept. 14, along with the 2021 Executive of the Year, Andrea Walsh, president and CEO of HealthPartners Inc., and the 2020 Most Admired CEOs.

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About the Most Admired CEO Award

The Most Admired CEOs Award recognizes the professional accomplishments and community involvement of the Twin Cities top business and civic leaders. Each year, ten outstanding metro-area-based chief executives of small and mid-sized companies are selected. These CEOs and presidents lead growing companies or nonprofits and devote their time and skills to the community and industry organizations. Learn more at:

About the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal offers the latest breaking business news, updated throughout the day, this week’s top stories from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and other popular features from the print edition. Its parent company is the American City Business Journals, a multi-platform media company providing in-depth coverage of local business communities in 44 US media markets. Learn more at:

About Lurie LLP

Founded in 1940, Lurie, LLP is a prominent CPA & Advisory firm providing accounting, audit, tax planning, and advisory services to privately held and family businesses, as well as individuals. With more than 180 employees, offices in Minnesota and Southwest Florida, and membership in Moore North America, Lurie is able to serve clients across the United States and globally. Learn more at:


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