Beth Kieffer Leonard, CPA, CGMA
Beth is the managing partner of Lurie, LLP. In her role, she has led the firm’s sponsorship and support of business opportunities for a wide-range of clients. Lurie, LLP has a strong entrepreneurial culture and Beth continues the tradition through her leadership.
With her energetic approach to strategic partnerships, valuable insights, business development skills, and her vast network of advisors, Beth consults with her clients to help them achieve their goals. Her areas of expertise are as varied as the businesses in our community.
Active in several civic organizations, Beth’s leadership role has won recognition from numerous national and regional associations, including “Women in Business Champion” from the Small Business Administration—Minnesota, the Advocacy Award from the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago, and Innovation in Finance Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Beth was honored as a “(Real) Power 50” by Minnesota Business and was a Top Women in Finance honoree by Finance & Commerce. She is also a recipient of the “2017 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” award by CPA Practice Advisor and was inducted into the NAWBO Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame in 2018.
Her current leadership positions include serving on the Board of Overseers and Executive Committee for the University of Minnesota—Carlson School of Management. In addition, Beth serves on the US Bank Board of Advisors and is on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Business Development Center.
Beth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting at the University of Minnesota—Carlson School of Management. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.