John Tauer


John has more than 30 years of experience at CLA. John has a wide range of experiences from directly serving complex nonprofit organizations, to supporting growth through CLA’s industry groups.  In John’s current role, he provides leadership to CLA’s 14 industry groups to build deep industry specialization within our teams, and to utilize data to elevate the seamless experience of our clients and capture new market opportunities.  Prior to serving in this role John led the Nonprofit industry group for seven years. John has also served on numerous internal teams including the Future Innovation Team, Evaluation Committee, Seamleass Leadership Team and Workforce of the Future. 


St. Cloud State University - B.S. Accounting

University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, MBA

In the community


American Society of Association Executives

Minnesota Society of CPAs