Mary Strand


Mary comes to CLA with over 20 years of experience that has taken her around the world.  Her experience is mostly in private industry from manufacturing, owning and operating her own business, software support & management, and as an accounting instructor at a technical college.  She is well-rounded with experience in managing and controlling cash, inventory, financials, and internal controls.  She brings to CLA a vast knowledge of Sage 100 ERP software and QuickBooks Accounting software.  She has a passion for helping businesses to manage, innovate, and grow.


  • Master’s in Business Administration in the Executive MBA Program from UW-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Arts in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Midway University, Midway, Kentucky
  • Associate of Arts in accounting, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

In the community

  • Women in Manufacturing (WiM), Vice-Chair on Board of Directors
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Granite Peak Ski Team, Racer Development Coach
  • MC United Soccer Club of Marathon County, Past Board of Directors & Past Treasurer