Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP partner, Joel Lebewitz, was named as the new Chair of the Metropolitan Economic Development Center (MEDA) Board of Directors. Joel has served MEDA in a voluntary capacity for 28 years and as Treasurer for 13 years. At MEDA's Annual Recognition Luncheon on June 3, he was honored as Volunteer of the Year. And, effective that date, he will serve for the next two years as Chairman of the Board.

"With his astounding financial expertise and his unique insight into client needs, Joel Lebewitz has been a critical advisor to entrepreneurs of color as they progress from startup to growth and expansion. His rapid response to requests for help produced highly complex accounting solutions to financial challenges facing clients. His guidance helped business owners to manage financial results and plan for future success." - MEDA

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.