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Who We Are

Our Team

David D. Brandt, CPA/ABV, CVA

dbrandt@bsallp.com

With a commitment to personal, professional service, David formed the company previously known as LaFollette, Jansa, Brandt & Co., LLP in 1980. The company was renamed Brandt Solomon & Anderson, LLP in 2003.

David graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a certified public accountant (CPA), and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

David is a member of the AICPA, the South Dakota CPA Society, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

David has served as president of the South Dakota CPA Society, the Downtown Sioux Falls Kiwanis Club, and the Volunteer and Information Center. He has served as a board member of Junior Achievement of South Dakota, treasurer and board member of Sioux Falls Literacy Council, board member of the Sioux Falls School District, and board member of the American Diabetes Association, South Dakota Affiliate board of directors.

David's outside interests include fishing, woodworking and restoring antique automobiles. David has two children and two grandchildren.

Barry M. Solomon, CPA
Partner

bsolomon@bsallp.com

Barry has been with the firm since its inception in 1980. He was admitted as partner in 1984.

He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, a certified public accountant (CPA), a member of the AICPA and the South Dakota CPA Society.

Barry is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Carroll Institute and on the Sioux Falls Catholic School System finance committee. He has served as Chairman of both the Governing Board of South Dakota Achieve and the Board of Directors of Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. In addition, he was the President of the Sioux Falls Youth Hockey Association Board of Directors.

He also served as a board member of the American Diabetes Association, president of Sioux Falls Cosmopolitan Club, and treasurer of the North Central Federation of Cosmopolitan International, a board member and chairman of the Food Service Center of South Dakota and member and chairman of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church finance committee.

Barry's outside interests include fishing, hunting, and golfing. He and his wife Carol, have four sons.

Rhon M. Anderson, CPA
Partner

randerson@bsallp.com

A native of Salem, South Dakota, Rhon joined the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1994.

He is a graduate of Augustana College, a certified public accountant (CPA), a member of the AICPA and the South Dakota CPA Society. Rhon currently serves on the Board of Volunteers of America - Dakotas.

Rhon has served as board member, treasurer and president of Turning Point, treasurer of South Dakota Voices for Children, treasurer of Family Visitation Center, chairman of the Sioux Falls Bell Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee, treasurer of Midtown Sertoma Club and treasurer, council member and president of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

Rhon's outside interests include golf, camping, gardening, hunting and coaching fastpitch softball. He and his wife, Sarah have two sons and one daughter.

Barb A. Whetham, CPA/ABV/CFF
Partner

bwhetham@bsallp.com

A native of Armour, South Dakota, Barb joined the firm in 1992 and was admitted as partner in 2003.

She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, a certified public accountant (CPA), a member of the AICPA and the South Dakota CPA Society. Barb is also Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

Barb and her husband have two daughters.

Bradford W. Benson, CPA
Partner

bbenson@bsallp.com

Brad joined the firm in October of 1998 after practicing in Des Moines, Iowa and Mobridge, South Dakota for seven years. He was admitted as partner to the firm in 2003.

Brad is a 1991 graduate of the University of South Dakota, a certified public accountant (CPA), and is a member of the AICPA and the South Dakota CPA Society. His primary focus is income taxation and tax planning. Brad is a member of the Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council and serves on the board of Volunteers of America, Dakotas.

Brad's outside interests include family activities, various sports, hunting, and fishing. Brad and his wife Gretchen have two children.

The Partners

Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.

Our firm is one of the leading firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives close personal and professional attention. Our high standards, service and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance, and other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole firm.

Our firm is responsive. Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies. Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly.

An accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you. We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients. Our high service quality and "raving fan" clients are the result of our commitment to excellence. We will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime.