Officer Bios

Stephanie Magenau, CCIFP - Construction Engineers, Inc. - Chapter President
Stephanie is the Controller for Construction Engineers, a construction manager and general contractor located in Grand Forks, ND.  She has been employed by Construction Engineers since 2002 and has been a member of CFMA since 2009.  She was a founding member of the Dakota Chapter. Stephanie is a 2002 graduate of the University of North Dakota where she earned a Bachelor of Accountancy.  Stephanie and her husband Dale reside in rural Manvel, ND with their two sons. She is an active member of the Manvel School PTO, Manvel Cub Scouts, and Manvel Freeze Youth Hockey.

Travis Solberg, CPA, CCIFP - Wanzek Construction, Inc. - Chapter Vice President
Travis is the Controller for Wanzek Construction, Inc. and has worked for Wanzek since 2012.  Wanzek is a general contractor working in a variety of areas including renewable energy, power, oil and gas, industrial agriculture, heavy civil and crane service.  Prior to joining Wanzek, Travis worked as an auditor for the public accounting firm Eide Bailly LLP and as a commercial banking credit analyst for Wells Fargo Bank.  He graduated from North Dakota State University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Travis joined CFMA in 2012 and was a founding member of the Dakota Chapter.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and being on the water at the lake in the summer.  

Lyle Zahradka, CPA - Border States Paving, Inc. - Chapter Treasurer
Lyle is the Controller for Border States Paving, Inc., an asphalt paving company that engages in highway, municipal and heavy construction, located in Fargo, ND. He has been employed at Border States Paving since 2005 and has over 24 years of experience working in the construction industry.  Lyle graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1992 where he earned a Bachelor of Accountancy and has been a member of CFMA since 2012.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, fishing, gardening, and relaxing at lake time in the summer.

Mark Julik, CIC, CRIS - Dawson Insurance - Chapter Secretary
Mark is a commercial producer for Dawson Insurance and works solely with the construction industry. A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Mark has been in the insurance business since 2003. In addition to being involved with the CFMA, Mark is also an active member of the AGC (Associated General Contractors) of North Dakota and serves on both their Safety and Summer Outing committees. Outside of the office, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, golf, and relaxing at the cabin.

Wade Sandy, CPA - Eide Bailly, LLP - Chapter Immediate Past President
Wade brings more than 18 years public accounting experience to his work with clients in a variety of industries. Serving as chair of the Firm's construction industry group, Wade provides consulting services on a number of topics, including organizational structuring, financial forecasting, financing alternatives, review of costing systems and efficiency assessments. He is also active in the Firm's financial institutions industry group, and was named "Outstanding Banker" at the 2008 North Dakota Bankers Association School of Banking. Wade's passion for making a difference extends to his unrivaled service to the community outside of work. In addition to coaching youth baseball, he also serves on the board of directors of a non-profit crisis pregnancy center, as treasurer of a youth hockey club and is active in a local children's foundation that provides financial resources to support children's health care needs. Wade also enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.

Susan M. Bowman, CPA, CCIFP - Comstock Construction - Program Committee Co-Chair
Susan is Vice President of Finance/Administration at Comstock Construction, Inc. with 25 years of Construction industry experience in various financial positions.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Golden Gate University, attained the CCIFP certification in 2007, and has been a member of CFMA since 2001.  She attended CFMA Spring Creek in October 2012 and has attended many CFMA national events.  Susan is also a member of the ND advisory council for the MN/ND Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., a board member of the Galchutt ND American Legion, and City Auditor for the City of Colfax.  She has been an active member of the American Legion for over 21 years, and is a veteran of the US Air Force.  She has also been active in her local school and church organizations.  Susan enjoys spending time with her husband of 28 years and two grown children.  She enjoys gardening, stained glass art, and quilting and is an avid reader.  As she discovered at Spring Creek….she definitely likes to “Take the Dirt Road!”

Tony Oster, CPA - Redpath and Company - Special Events Committee Member
Tony has been employed with Redpath & Co. since 2001.  Redpath & Co. is a full service accounting firm who provide accounting services for clients located throughout the Upper Midwest.  Tony is a senior tax manager in the commercial business tax service area and specializes in the manufacturing and construction industries.  He assists large clients with tax planning, tax preparation and provides consulting services for business and individuals.  In addition to the CFMA, Tony is also a member of the AICPA, MNCPA, NDCPA, AGC and ABC.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids and golfing.