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Gwizdala & Associates earns five-star rating

for overall client satisfaction

as reported in January 2010 Twin Cities Business “Meet the Best Personal Wealth Managers in the
Twin Cities Area".

Richard A. Gwizdala,
Enrolled Agent

Rick holds a securities license, is an Investment Advisor Representative and Enrolled Agent (EA). He started Gwizdala & Associates in 1984 with a simple premise: to help his clients make their money work as hard as they do to build their wealth and businesses for easy retirement.

In his time off, Rick has been active in schools, church and a non-profit dedicated to affordable housing. Married since 1973, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Joyce, four children and grandchildren, as well as playing golf, woodworking and tackling home projects. You may email inquires to Rick at:

Michael L. Kennedy, CPA

Mike has served individuals and businesses as a CPA for over 20 years. An expert tax manager and planner, he excels in maximizing clients’ deductions while minimizing liabilities. He serves many industries, but has worked extensively with contractors and other construction trades as controller and general manager.

Mike has held several leadership positions in the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, and has served 22 years as treasurer of the South Saint Paul Rod & Gun Club. He enjoys time with his wife, Nancy, and their two grown children, as well as golfing, boating, and clay, trap and skeet shooting. You may email inquires to Mike at:

Stephanie A. Johnson, Enrolled Agent

Stephanie is an Enrolled Agent (EA), Registered Accounting Practitioner with the MN State Board of Accountancy and an Accredited Retirement Advisor who has worked in public accounting for over 15 years. She specializes in using her knowledge and experience in providing small business professionals the help they need to keep up with the accounting and tax aspects of their business so they can use their time to concentrate on their own specialties.

Stephanie is on the board of the annual Accounting and Auditing Student Conference and active with the board of the Minnesota Association of Public Accountants. Stephanie keeps busy at home with husband, Derek, and their two young kids but finds time to sneak in drives in her ’66 Mustang, kayaking at the cabin and karate classes with her kids.  You may email inquires to Stephanie at:

 Daniel Foley, CPA

Dan Foley is a CPA with extensive background preparing tax returns for individuals, business entities, trusts, estates, gift tax and foundations.  Dan also has experience with tax planning and cost accounting.  Dan is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs, the AICPA, and MAPA.  He enjoys fishing for bass and northern pike along with hiking.  He also enjoys playing with his 5 year old son, Charlie, and his Irish terrier, Kira, as much as possible.  Dan proves to be a great resource and trusted advisor for our clients.  You may email inquires to Dan at:

Mandy Williard
Office Manager 
Jeanne Gadbois, EA Tax Preparer
Julie Bien
Tereasa Jensen Bookkeeper


Minnesota Association of
Public Accountants, President and 8-year Board Member



National Society of Accountants




National Association of 

Enrolled Agents



American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants




Minnesota Society of CPAs