By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — Megan Mittlestadt of Boyceville has been appointed as Dunn County treasurer to replace Cindy Kopp, who retired last fall.
The Dunn County Board approved Mittlestadt’s appointment at the January 15 meeting.
Mittlestadt started her new job the next day on January 16.
“I’m excited to start and to start something new, to bring a new perspective (to the treasurer’s office),” Mittlestadt said after the county board meeting had adjourned.
“Today was my last day at my old job, and tomorrow is my first day at my new job. I didn’t take any time off in between,” she noted.
Mittlestadt filed nomination papers to be a candidate for Dunn County treasurer in the November 2012 election but lost to Kopp in a Republican primary election held in August of 2012.
Kopp had previously served as the county’s deputy treasurer and replaced Mary Erpenbach, who had served as treasurer for 20 years and retired at the end of her term.
Prior to becoming the Dunn County treasurer, Mittlestadt worked as an audit project manager for the home mortgage division of a large national bank in Minneapolis.
Mittlestadt said she is looking forward to a more relaxing commute each day from Boyceville to Menomonie and that she is also looking forward to working in the community and being able to participate more in local activities and events.
Prior to her job at the bank in Minneapolis, Mittlestadt worked in risk advisory services for one of the big four accounting firms and in the internal audit department of the nation’s largest retailer.
Mittlestadt graduated from Boyceville High School and continued her education at UW-Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Accounting. She earned her designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2006.
Before moving back to Boyceville in 2009 when she started working in Minneapolis, Mittlestadt lived in Milwaukee and Richfield, Minn.
She and her husband, Jeremy, were married in September of 2009.
Megan and Jeremy’s families are both from Dunn County and continue to live and work in this area.