May 2nd, 2005 @ 4:15 pm | Author:
Valley City, ND, May 2, 2005 -- Jerry Topp ('74), Managing Partner and Chief Executive Office of Eide Bailly LLC, will deliver the Commencement address during the 2005 Commencement ceremonies at Valley City State University.

In his role with Eide Bailly, Topp oversees the management and profitability of the Firm and is responsible for implementing and monitoring actions to achieve the Firm’s strategic and long-range plans. He is also responsible for monitoring developments in the profession and business environment, and determining their relevance to the firm, to ensure continuity and success.

Topp is a Grace City, ND native. He has a bachelor’s degree in business education from Valley City State University, ND. He also is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND where he earned a master’s degree in accounting and business law. Jerry lives in Fargo, ND with his wife, Marie (VCSU 1974), who is a regional vision consultant with the North Dakota School for the Blind.

Commencement will be held at 10:00 am on May 14 in historic Vangstad Auditorium.