Franck Bile has joined O’Donnell, Ficenec, Wills & Ferdig LLP (OFWF) in Omaha as a senior auditor. He started his career as a staff auditor for Hayes & Associates LLC in Omaha. Bile is originally from Ivory Coast in West Africa and came to the United States in 2006 to attend college. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance, from Sup’ Management, in Ivory Coast in 2006, a Master of Business Administration, Finance, from Bellevue University in 2008, a Master of Information Systems, Data Security, from Bellevue University in 2010, and a Master of Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013. He serves the community as treasurer of The Simple Foundation. In 2013, Bile was the recipient of a Nebraska Society of CPAs’ Foundation scholarship. He presently serves on the Nebraska Society of CPAs’ State & Local Governmental Accounting & Auditing Committee.
Jamie Brewer has been promoted to partner at Bland & Associates in Omaha. Brewer joined Bland in 2010 and was promoted to manager of the Tax Department in 2014, director in 2017, and partner in 2020. Brewer earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007. Prior to joining Bland, she served as a staff accountant at Florell & Barnard PC in Lincoln for six years.
Jeff DeLine has joined Julie D. Bauman, CPA, PC in Falls City as an audit team leader, working in a fully remote capacity. He was formerly with Dana F. Cole & Co. LLP in Lincoln. DeLine has served on the Nebraska Society of CPAs’ State & Local Governmental Accounting & Auditing Committee for the past 20 years, serving as chairman and vice chairman of the committee for several years during that time.
Liz Hilyard of Gering has been appointed to the Nebraska Power Review Board by Governor Pete Ricketts. Hilyard is currently the finance director for the city of Scottsbluff. Prior to that, she served as controller for Stateline Producers Cooperative in Gering and was a shareholder of Fred A. Lockwood & Co. PC. She has served on the Scottsbluff City Council and participated in the Nebraska Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska Class VIII.
Jaiden Ellenwood has been promoted to audit manager at Seim Johnson LLP in Omaha. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting, along with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Ellenwood is a Certified Health Financial Professional. She currently serves as treasurer of the Iowa Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Kailey Riskowski has been promoted to partner at Bland & Associates in Omaha. Riskowski started working part-time as an administrative assistant for the firm while attending the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her work at the firm led her to switch majors and, in 2009, she joined Bland full-time after earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. She was promoted to manager of the Audit and Assurance Department in 2014, director in November 2017, and partner in 2020. In addition to being a licensed CPA, Riskowski is also a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP).
Demi Rodocker has been promoted to senior accountant at Lutz in Grand Island. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Nikki Snow has been promoted to partner at Bland & Associates in Omaha. Snow joined Bland in 2013 in a supervisor role. She was promoted to manager in 2014 then to director in November 2017. Prior to joining the Bland family, she held positions in various firms, including stints in Sioux City, lowa, and Nashville, Tenn., as well as a few Omaha-based organizations. Born and raised in Omaha, Snow earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Management from Midland University in 2002.
Gene Ulmer of Dana F. Cole & Co. LLP in Grand Island is one of five candidates vying for the title of “2020 Mr. Habitat” through the Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity’s annual fundraiser. The candidate raising the most money for Habitat for Humanity is crowned the winner. Learn more at https://www.gihabitat.org/mrhabitat2020.
Clint Weeder of McMill CPAs & Advisors in Norfolk was recently recognized as a 2020 “40 Under Forty” honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Weeder is a shareholder at McMill CPAs & Advisors and is the firm’s leading business valuator.
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