Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP (LBL) is pleased to announce that Wendy Frame, a partner in the LBL Retirement Plan Consulting Group, and Kate Siegrist, a director in the LBL Technology Partners division, have been selected by Finance & Commerce as 2014 Top Women in Finance. This is Finance & Commerce's 14th year honoring women who are making outstanding contributions in their professions and communities in Minnesota. Frame and Siegrist will be honored on November 20 at a dinner and awards presentation at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

Frame is one of four women partners at LBL. Under her leadership, the LBL Retirement Plan Consulting Group has grown from an add-on firm service to a stand-alone practice. It is now recognized as a leader in retirement plan administration and the majority of clients come for that particular expertise.

Prior to joining LBL, Siegrist worked for a Big 4 public accounting firm for 11 years. She specializes in risk and controls, IT strategic planning, and a variety of other business and IT consulting services. Siegrist is amongst a handful of women directors in her profession in the Minneapolis marketplace. She is a thought-leader in her industry bringing forward-thinking controls and technology solutions to her clients.

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Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP, is a prominent Twin Cities CPA firm providing accounting, audit, tax and consulting services to companies and individuals. Founded in 1940, the firm has more than 120 employees. LBL is a founding member of the Leading Edge Alliance, the second largest international association of independent CPA firms with more than 180 firms in 100 countries.