Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Welcome to Nebraska - Doug Skiles - Thursday - Regionals 2011

  • Login to see the comments

Welcome to Nebraska - Doug Skiles - Thursday - Regionals 2011

  1. 1. Welcome to
  2. 2. 2010-2011 MEMBERS OF THE NEBRASKA BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY <ul><li>Douglas W. Skiles, CPA - Chair, McPherron, Skiles & Loop, PC, McCook </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Wassinger, CPA – Vice Chair , McDermott and Miller, P.C., Hastings </li></ul><ul><li>Anne K. Fuhrman, CPA – Secretary , Fuhrman, Smolsky, & Furey, PC, Gretna </li></ul><ul><li>Richard G. Zacharia, CPA - Frankel, Zacharia, Arnold, Nissen, Stamp, & Reinsch, LLC, Omaha </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas M. Obrist, CPA - Dana F. Cole & Company, LLP, Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Kate King Wu, CPA - University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha </li></ul><ul><li>James Rieker, Public Member, Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc., Omaha </li></ul><ul><li>Bernie Gutschewski, Public Member, Retired Union Pacific, Omaha </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Sweetwood, Executive Director, Jo Lowe, Kelly Ebert </li></ul>
  3. 3. Area 77358 sq mi 16 th largest “Flat Water”
  4. 18. NEBRASKA COMMERCE & INDUSTRY <ul><li>CONAGRA </li></ul><ul><li>UNION PACIFIC </li></ul><ul><li>BIRKSHIRE HATHAWAY </li></ul><ul><li>TD AMERITRADE </li></ul><ul><li>MUTUAL OF OMAHA </li></ul><ul><li>MODERN WOODMAN </li></ul><ul><li>ALEGENT HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>GALLOP </li></ul><ul><li>KIEWIT </li></ul><ul><li>VALMONT </li></ul><ul><li>OMAHA STEAKS </li></ul>
  5. 19. 2 ND LARGEST FINISHED CATTLE
  6. 20. <ul><li>2 ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF CORN </li></ul><ul><li>2 ND LARGEST PRODUCER OF ETHANOL </li></ul>
  7. 21. Nebraska finishes at the top <ul><li>3 rd lowest cost of doing business </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd employment per population age 16+ </li></ul><ul><li>1 st in Gazelle jobs (firms 20%+ 4 consecutive years) </li></ul>
  8. 22. Nebraska finishes at the top <ul><li>4 th for best quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>4 th best state for jobs </li></ul><ul><li>9 th best for business and careers </li></ul><ul><li>5 th best education climate </li></ul><ul><li>1 ST 2009 for 1 st- time pass rate CPA exam </li></ul>
  9. 23. 7 th 4-5 star public golf courses per capita

×