NASBA Announces New Chair, Officers for 2012-2013

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pleased to announce the new appointments and positions to its 2012-2013 Board of Directors.

Gaylen R. Hansen, CPA, of Denver Colorado, acceded to the position of chair for 2012-2013. Previously, Hansen served as vice chair of the NASBA Board of Directors as well as chair of NASBA’s Ethics Committee and Strategic Initiatives Committee. He is a former NASBA director-at-large and former member of NASBA’s Global Strategies Committee, Regulatory Response Committee, Relations with Member Boards Committee and the International Regulators Conference Committee.

As audit partner and director of quality assurance at Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman (EKS&H) — the largest accounting firm in Colorado, his experience spans over 30 years and includes an emphasis on SEC accounting and reporting. In these roles, he is responsible for formulating firm accounting and audit technical policy standards, including regulatory liaison, inspections and peer review, ethics and independence.

Mr. Hansen is a former chair and member of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. In addition to his service on the NASBA Board, he is also a member of the AICPA’s Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group. In 2008, he served on the U.S. Treasury’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession.

Most recently, Hansen was appointed to the Consultative Advisory Group of both the international auditing and ethics boards of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Carlos E. Johnson, CPA, Ed.D, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was elected as vice chair. Johnson is a NASBA director-at-large and chair of NASBA’s Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, as well as, former Southwest regional director and former chair of NASBA’s State Board Relevance and Effectiveness Committee, Legislative Support Committee, Audit Committee, and Substantial Equivalency Strike Force (Mobility Task Force). As a 10-year member of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board, he contributed three terms as chair and two terms as vice chair.

He has also served in various positions with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Johnson is president of Carlos E. Johnson, CPA, PLLC, having recently retired from his position as senior investment banker with BOSC, Inc., a subsidiary of BOK Financial Corp.

Douglas W. Skiles, CPA, of McCook, Nebraska, was appointed as Central regional director. Mr. Skiles, who also serves as chair of the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, is a shareholder with McPherron Skiles & Loop, CPAs PC. In addition to serving on the NASBA Board, Skiles is also a member of NASBA’s Education Committee. He brings an extensive background in taxation for individuals, corporations, partnerships, LLCs, estates and trusts to the Board. He has also chaired the Nebraska Board’s Education & Examination Committee, Educational Advisory Committee and serves as chair on the Legislative Committee, which completed an extensive overhaul of Nebraska’s Public Accountancy Act.

Don Aubrey, CPA, Tax Director for Rebar & Associates in Seattle, Washington, was elected as Pacific regional director. Currently, Aubrey is chair of the Washington State Board of Accountancy and member of NASBA’s Administration & Finance and Relations with Member Boards Committees. As an active member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA), Aubrey is a past treasurer of the WSCPA, has served on the Board of Directors, and has been a member of the Finance Committee for over nine years.

Nicole Olson-Kasin of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was elected as chair of NASBA’s executive director’s committee and executive directors’ liaison to the NASBA Board of Directors for 2012-13. Ms. Olson-Kasin has served the executive director of the South Dakota Board of Accountancy for the past four years. Prior to her position with the Board, she was a tax program representative with the South Dakota Department of Labor. Currently, she sits on NASBA’s Executive Directors and Communications Committees.

Celebrating more than 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s State Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license over 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

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