Pub. 2 2020 Issue 4

M A Y / J U N E 2 0 2 0 28 nebraska cpas Members in the News Br it tny Burns and Lisa Ri ley have purchased the majority ownership of Mierau & Co. PC in York from Randy Mierau, who cofounded the firm in 1985. Riley, who is Mierau’s daughter, joined the firm in 1995 and Burns joined the firm in 2016. The firm employs six people. Chad Jurgens joined the B e a t r i c e Commu n i t y Hospital & Health Center as sen ior executive for f i nanc i a l se r v ice s l ate l a s t ye a r. Ju r g e n s , a Beatrice native, formerly served Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury as CFO for 13 years and CEO for six years. Steve Kenney of Lutz in Omaha is presently serving on t he Oma ha Es t a t e Planning Council (OEPC) Board of Directors. Lorraine Kolasinski has joined forces with a wealth management firm to form Silverleaf Tax&Accounting Inc. at 12801 Pierce Street in Omaha. F r e d L o c k wo o d o f Scottsbluff was recognized b e f o r e t h e Ne b r a s k a Legislature on February 27, 2020, for his lifetime of public service, including 32 years of service on the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board. Lockwood has been a Society member for the past 57 years and has served on the NESCPA Board of Directors and on various Society committees over the years. Society member and Nebraska State Senator John Stinner of Gering introduced LR328 to honor Lockwood. Matthew Mercer, a 19- year Deloitte veteran and partner with Deloitte Tax LLP, has been named office tax managing partner of Deloitte’s Omaha tax practice. Mercer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. McMill CPAs & Advisors of Norfolk is sponsoring pe r formances by Dave Merkel at local assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The idea was the brainchild of firm partner Nancy Brozek. Ma t t h ew S t a d l e r o f RG & Associates CPAs LLC of Omaha serves as president of the Omaha Estate Planning Council (OEPC). Stadler received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1993. He received a Master of Professional Accounting and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998. t