Ketel Thorstenson, LLP announces the promotion of Brady Larsen, CPA and Mary Hlebechuk, CPA, to Senior Manager in the Tax Department.  

Brady Larsen, CPA joined Ketel Thorstenson’s Rapid City office in 2012 as an intern and shortly after became a full time CPA  in the Tax Department.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from South Dakota State University.  
Brady provides tax planning, consulting, and preparation services to individuals and businesses.  His specializations include agriculture tax and employer healthcare reporting and is the leader of the Ketel Thorstenson Agriculture Niche, as well as part of the staff development team. He is a member of the South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA) serving on the board of directors, is chair of the Young Practice Advisory Council, and was named the outstanding young professional for 2019. Brady is a Rapid City Leadership Class of 2015 graduate. Brady and his wife have two children and they enjoy the outdoors and sporting activities. His personal hobbies include woodworking and putting up hay with their old tractors.  

Mary Hlebechuk, CPA joined Ketel Thorstenson’s Rapid City office in 2015 as an intern in the Accounting Services Department. She held two Tax internships over the following two years while working part time in Accounting Services and joined the Tax Department full time in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Accountancy from Black Hills State University.  
Mary’s specializations include agriculture, trust and estate, and high net worth clients. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA). She serves on the board for the West River Estate and Financial Planning Council and is a member of the Rapid City Youth Professionals Group. Mary is a part of the Ketel Thorstenson raining cornhole champion team. She is an avid golfer and enjoys going to breweries to try craft beers.  

As Senior Managers, responsibilities include management duties, strategic planning, ensuring a positive client experience, seeking training and education opportunities for staff and clients, and mentoring staff.