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Abdo Promotes First Non-CPA to Partner


EDINA, MN — January 13, 2022 — Abdo, a Minnesota-based public accounting firm providing audit, tax and consulting services for a wide range of governments, organizations and businesses, announces the promotion of its COO, Jana Cinnamon, to the position of partner. She is the first non-CPA partner in the firm’s history. 

“Jana is an incredible addition to our partner team,” said Steve McDonald, managing partner of Abdo. “She has a great combination of intelligence, caring and business sense that is hard to find in any individual.”  McDonald noted that her leadership abilities have shaped the culture of the firm.  “Her influence has created an exceptional employee and client experience.”  

Jana joined Abdo in 2012 and serves on the firm’s Leadership Team.  Named Chief Operating Officer in 2017, she oversees human resources, firm administration, and technology. 

Jana holds a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. She serves on the National Board of Directors of the CPA Firm Management Association and is the immediate past president of that organization’s Minnesota Chapter.  A member of the March of Dimes Minnesota Board of Directors, she currently serves as the 2022 March for Babies Campaign Chair. She has received numerous awards, including “Top 50 Women in Accounting – 2019”, by Practice Ignition.

A resident of Chanhassen, Minnesota, Jana and her husband, Dan, enjoy spending family time with their teenage daughter. 


About Abdo 

Abdo is a full-service accounting and consulting firm that delivers customized strategies and innovative solutions to help businesses, governments and nonprofits succeed. With more than 170 professionals and nearly six decades of experience, Abdo is ranked as one of the top accounting firms in the Midwest. It is a licensed CPA firm with offices located in Minneapolis and Mankato, Minnesota. Abdo’s commitment to its clients is to gain in-depth knowledge of their unique challenges, opportunities, and needs. Through this consultative approach, Abdo partners with organization leaders to light the path forward to confidently reach their goals. For more information, visit www.abdosolutions.com, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/abdosolutions, follow us on Twitter @abdosolutions and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.


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