David F. Benusa

Dave was drawn to accounting at an early age. After taking a high school accounting class, he was hooked. “I saw how it helped my family’s business develop a road map for success,” he says. “I was intrigued—and wanted to help other businesses do the same.” As the firm’s CEO and managing partner, Dave specializes in aiding closely held businesses—like his family’s—through the complexities of tax law, strategic tax planning and compliance. “For me, it’s all about helping a client get to the next level,” he says. “I enjoy making a difference.”

Dave began his accounting career in 1992 and joined Froehling Anderson in 2003. He’s grateful for the relationships he’s developed over the years, along with the helpful nature of the firm’s staff. “It’s never ‘me,’ or ‘I,’” he explains, “We are willing to work across disciplines so our clients get the best answer possible.” Outside of his role at Froehling Anderson, Dave, with his wife, Kelly, plays the role of “Super Dad” to his three kids. Between swim meets, trips to northern Minnesota, and year-round hockey, the Benusa family is always on the move. Dave also enjoys volunteering with various community organizations, cooking, traveling and biking.

Steven B. Wagner

Steve found his way into accounting in the late ‘80s and excelled quickly in his accounting career and soon became the leader of a local CPA firm’s tax practice. After serving in this role for 20 years, he joined Froehling Anderson in 2009. A partner within the firm’s Tax Services Department, Steve serves as a specialist on complex issues ranging from estate to partnership taxation. Known for his taxation expertise, Steve is regularly sought after to lead seminars on current and complex tax law for professional associations and private vendors throughout the country.

For Steve, helping his clients and colleagues understand complex, technical tax and business issues is what it’s all about. Which probably has a lot to do with why he was named a ‘Super CPA’ by both Minnesota Law & Politics and Twin Cities Business Monthly. He is a recipient of the 2017 AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award which honors highly rated instructors nationwide. Outside of the office, Steve keeps his performance skills sharp by continuing to play the occasional trumpet gig. He says his favorite activities are music, biking, golf, and travel.