Jody L. Swanson, CPA

Founding Shareholder


Jody L. Swanson, CPA is the founding shareholder of Swanson Hinsch & Co. Chartered. In 2001, she was recognized as a "Super CPA"' by Minnesota Law & Politics and Twin Cities Business Monthly magazines. Since 1985, Jody has been helping business and individual clients with income taxes, accounting, business management and litigation support. 

Jody has taught the CPA educational class, "Innovative Tax Planning for Small Businesses -- Corporation, Partnership, and LLCs" for the Minnesota Society of CPAs in Bloomington and Rochester, MN.  She has been a guest faculty member for the Mankato YWCA - BPW Elizabeth Kearney Women's Leadership Development Program.  Other groups spoken to include Caring & Sharing Child Care Assoc., Southern Minnesota Women Lawyers, Women Executives in Business, Greater Mankato Area Chamber of Commerce and Senior Provider's Network.  Jody has also published articles in the southern Minnesota area. 

In 2007, the Minnesota Society of CPA's presented Jody Swanson with the "New Discussion Leader Award 2005-2006".  Jody earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1985. Jody graduated with honors and received various awards including The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award.

Jody's community service currently includes Minnesota State University - Mankato Accounting and Business Law Advisory Board, South Central Minnesota Pridefest Advisory Board and volunteering with No Dog Left Behind dog rescue.  Previous community support has included serving as the president of the Mankato Area Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Southern Minnesota Advocates, treasurer of Greater Mankato Economic Development Corp, board member of Mankato Area Foundation, etc.  Believing strongly in equal rights for all, Jody was humbled to receive the 2010 Mankato PrideFest dedication. 

Her professional activities include voluntary memberships with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Minnesota Society of CPA's.

Jody and her husband Kevin are the proud parents of two adult sons, Matthew and Andrew.