OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

Pub. 2 2020 Issue 6

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Members in the News

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Whitney Aman has joined Lutz in Omaha in the firm’s audit department. She is responsible for providing credibility to clients through financial reporting. Aman previously interned with Lutz during the summer of 2019. She graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.

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Jordan Downey has been promoted to senior manager at Frankel Zacharia in Omaha. Downey graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and business management. He received a Master of Taxation from Golden Gate University. He has been a member of the firm for nine years and serves on the UNO Accounting Advisory Board.

Duzik-Pam

Pamela “Pam” Duzik has been named to the Briar Cliff University Board of Trustees. Duzik, a 2002 graduate of Briar Cliff, is an audit and assurance partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Omaha. She also serves on the board of directors for the Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative and the Omaha Children’s Museum.

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Gail Endorf has been promoted to senior manager at Frankel Zacharia in Omaha. Endorf graduated from Concordia University and obtained her Master of Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has been with the firm for more than 13 years.

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Mitchell “Mitch” Hagen has been promoted to supervisor at Frankel Zacharia. Hagen graduated from Creighton University’s Heider College of Business with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting and financial analysis. He has been a member of the firm since 2015, when he began as an intern.

Hoffmann-Drew

Drew Hoffmann has joined Lutz in Omaha in the firm’s audit department. He is responsible for providing credibility, objectivity, and confidentiality to clients through efficient and effective financial reporting in a variety of industries. Hoffmann interned with Lutz during the summer of 2018 and 2019. Graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics.

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James “Jim” Jandrain participates in the perpetual Eucharistic adoration program at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Omaha. “Adorers” at Our Lady of Lourdes sign up for hour-long time slots in order to maintain the 24/7 vigil that has gone on for 38 years at the church. Jandrain maintains his own CPA practice. He and wife Cynthia, who also participates in the program, are the parents of eight children.

Johnson-Bridgette

Bridgette Johnson has joined Contryman Associates PC in Lexington as a tax manager. Originally from Utah, Johnson received a Bachelor of Science in taxation from Florida International University. She brings 20 years of experience working with businesses in a variety of industries to the firm.

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Daniel “Dan” Morris has been promoted to senior manager at Frankel Zacharia. Morris graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting and with a Master of Professional Accountancy. He has been a member of the firm for more than eight years.

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Jeffrey “Jeff” Scherer of Beemer has retained his position on the Northeast Community College Board of Governors. Scherer was originally appointed to the board in 2015 to fill a vacancy. He was reelected in 2016 and again in 2020.

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Daniel “Dan” Shepherd has been promoted to senior manager at Frankel Zacharia. Shepherd graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. He received a graduate degree from Golden Gate University with a Certificate in Taxation.

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Eryn Stevens has been selected as treasurer of DeBoer & Associates, PC of Omaha. She has been with the firm for 13 years and oversees a significant portion of audit and attest work, as well as accounting work. Stevens graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. She started at DeBoer & Associates as an intern in 2007 and became a full-time staff member in 2008 and a shareholder in 2015.

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Amy Sughroue has been promoted to senior manager at Frankel Zacharia. Sughroue graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as well as a Master of Professional Accountancy. She is celebrating 13 years with the firm.

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Christopher “Chris” Wassenaar has been elected president of DeBoer & Associates, PC of Omaha. Wassenaar has been with the firm for 18 years. He will be both president and quality control partner for the firm, while overseeing the audit and attest work. Wassenaar graduated from Dordt College with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and business administration with an emphasis in computer science. He started in 2002 with DeBoer & Associates and became a shareholder in 2009.

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Brad Yoder has been elected vice president and secretary of DeBoer & Associates, PC of Omaha. He also serves as tax director for the firm. Yoder has been with the firm for one year and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting and tax advisory services. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and an MBA.

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After approximately 34 years in business, Meyer & Associates, PC in Beatrice has been acquired by Bryant & Associates, PC, a family-owned, second-generation CPA firm in Lincoln. The transition was finalized in November. Meyer & Associates’ owner, Barbara Johnsen, and employees remain with the firm. Kim Bryant is president of Bryant & Associates in Lincoln. (Pictured are Zach Bryant, Kim Bryant, and Barbara Johnsen.)

McMill-Lemonade-Camp

McMill CPAs & Advisors held its annual Lemonade Camp to teach area children about entrepreneurship and the basics of business. As a result of the camp, two Norfolk organizations—Christ Lutheran School and the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska—received more than $1,900 from the finalists of the McMill CPAs & Advisors Lemonade Camp and a match from the firm. Although this year’s event was different due to COVID, typically, around 80 children participate in the camp each year, which is held at the firm.

The Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants

This story appears in 2020 Issue 6 of the Nebraska CPA Magazine.

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