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Steve Lipton Madison

2501 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713




Steven P. Lipton


Steve Lipton leads Wipfli’s nonprofit and government practice, serving clients across the United States and internationally. He works with his team to provide a diverse array of accounting and consulting services, with a deep focus on helping organizations create stronger outcomes based on their mission. Steve personally works with organizations on strategic and leadership development as well as leadership succession. He has served and currently serves as board chair, treasurer, and board member of several community-based nonprofit organizations. Within Wipfli, Steve has held several leadership roles including vice chair of Wipfli’s Board of Directors and leader of Wipfli’s organization performance practice. He is also certified in leadership impact and change management.

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) - Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County - Board member and past board chair
  • United Way of Dane County Board Governance Training Committee - Member
  • Jewish Federation of Madison - Board member
  • Temple Beth El - Board member and vice president
  • Leadership Greater Madison - Member

Areas of Focus

  • Working with organizations’ senior leadership to determine and execute strategy
  • Coaching organization leaders on addressing root cause issues that impair success
  • Helping organizations understand the impact of technology on improving their operations and how to implement effective technology governance
  • Developing innovative methods and products to improve organizations’ productivity
  • Developing and delivering training programs


Nonprofits Governments


Northern Illinois University
  • Master of business administration degree
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of arts degree