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Linda Koerselman Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Koerselman one of eight 2015 alumni award winners.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 5-20-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Linda Lynch Koerselman of Mankato, Minn., recently received the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Koerselman, the partner in charge of the Mankato office of Eide Bailly LLP, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm, is one of eight 2015 alumni award winners. She was honored at an April 24 ceremony hosted by the Minnesota State Mankato Alumni Association.

Alumni Achievement Awards go to graduates who have achieved high rank or honor in their professions and have had a major impact on their communities.

Koerselman, a 1981 accounting graduate, joined Wolf Etter & Co. right after graduation from Minnesota State Mankato. The firm joined with Eide Bailly in 2006, and Koerselman helped it become one of the top accounting firms in the nation.

In addition to being the partner in charge of the Mankato office, she chairs the company’s board, the first woman to hold that post. She was named a “Super CPA” by Twin Cities Monthly and a “Top Woman in Finance” from Finance and Commerce magazine. Koerselman is a member of many banking industry groups and a frequent speaker at conventions and meetings around the Midwest. Her experience includes an emphasis in working with banks on strategic planning and regulatory matters.

Koerselman and her husband, Vern, whom she met at Minnesota State Mankato, currently live in Mankato, and they have four children.

Those who want more information about the April 24 awards event may go to or call 507-389-3235.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions. 

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