Joyce Benedict, a tax practitioner from Shawnee, Kan., along with her two sisters, have established an endowed scholarship of $10,000 with the Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools Foundation to assist Wilber-Clatonia High School graduates who will be attending a four-year college in Nebraska. The sisters established the scholarship to honor the memory of their parents.
Vaugh Benson, Ph.D., has retired as dean of Wayne State College’s School of Business and Technology. He has been with the college for the past 47 years, serving as an accounting instructor for 40 years, a division head for 20 years, and as dean for the past 19 years. Benson has served on the Nebraska Society of CPAs Board of Directors, Nominating Committee, and Fall CPE Conference Planning Committee.
Members of the Nebraska Society of CPAs who have earned the professional Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation, a graduate program organized by the Omaha Community Foundation, include: Jason Bombeck, partner with BKD LLP in Lincoln; Brian Gough, tax manager with Hancock & Dana, PC, in Omaha; and Deyna Rouse, tax shareholder with Lutz in Omaha. To complete the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy program, participants meet for 15 class sessions and must pass three graduate-level courses.
Members of the Nebraska Society of CPAs who currently serve on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Accountancy Advisory Board include: Ryan Cook, partner with Lutz in Lincoln; Eric Cruise, tax managing director with KPMG in Lincoln; Ellen Dasher, vice president of global taxation at Valmont Industries Inc. in Omaha; Jim Kruger, CFO of Nelnet in Lincoln; Tricia Montague, managing director of Deloitte in Omaha; Anthony Pasternak, partner with BKD LLP in Omaha; Travis Pritchett, partner with Labenz & Associates LLC in Lincoln; and Andrew Young, senior manager with RSM US LLP in Omaha.
Members of the Nebraska Society of CPAs who currently serve on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Junior School of Accountancy Advisory Board include: Grant Buckley, associate with Buckley & Sitzman LLP in Lincoln; Katie Byrd, audit manager with Lutz in Omaha; Lianna Kathol, audit senior manager with KPMG in Lincoln; Morgan Klipp, senior manager at BKD in Lincoln; and Jeff Sheets, manager at Labenz & Associates in Lincoln.
Lori Druse, audit managing director at Deloitte, was honored by the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy for her eight years of service on the State Board. State Board Executive Director Dan Sweetwood and State Board Chairman Dr. Tom Purcell of Creighton University presented Druse with her service award and a resolution. She served as chairman of the State Board in 2018-2019.
Morgan Klipp, senior manager with BKD LLP in Lincoln, was featured in the 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Ledger for her service on the UNL School of Accountancy Junior Advisory Board. Read the article at http://bit.ly/Klipp-Morgan.
Paul Koehler and his wife Mary Ann were featured in the 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Ledger for their generosity to the UNL School of Accountancy. Paul owns a CPA firm in Lincoln, specializing in government and nonprofit auditing, training, and consulting. Read the article at http://bit.ly/Koehler-Paul.
Scott Yank has been promoted to chief financial officer at the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) in Lincoln. Yank will oversee all financial activities for the NBA, the Nebraska Bankers Insurance & Services Co., and the NBA Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association.