Bland & Associates Promotions
Bland & Associates would like to congratulate our recent employees for their hard work in their promotions.
• Katie Brabec promoted to Supervisor
• Lace Fredenburg promoted to Senior Associate
• Cara Gomez promoted to Senior Associate
• Jordan Peterson promoted to Senior Associate
• Rebecca Goodwin promoted to Senior Associate
• Sarah Gryp promoted to Senior Associate
• Kenneth Downing promoted to Associate II
• Kal Bartholomew promoted to Associate II
• Spencer Pruss promoted to Associate II
• R.J. Schulte promoted to Associate II
• Mike Muller promoted to Associate II
Ms. Katie Brabec started at Bland & Associates as an intern working her way up to full time in 2010. She received her bachelor degree in Business Administration –Accounting and Finance from Creighton University in 2010. Katie’s main focus areas are in the Federal Contracting and Tax Department. Currently Katie is a member of the AICPA, Nebraska State Society of CPA’s and Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance.
Ms. Fredenburg has a nonprofit and small business emphasis as a new Senior Associate in the auditing department. Lace Fredenburg was born and raised in Arizona and holds two bachelor’s degrees from Bellevue University in Business Administration and Accounting. She joined Bland in 2012, and is currently in pursuit of her CPA.
Ms. Cara Gomez has been with Bland since 2012. She graduated with a BSBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013. She went on to receive her Masters of Accounting from the same institution in 2014, graduating Summa Cum Laude and recently acquired her CPA license. Gomez’s duties, as a newly appointed Senior Associate, are within the Audit Department.
Jordan Peterson joined Bland & Associates in 2013, and has been recently promoted to Senior Associate within our Federal Contracting Department. He assists with various financial and compliance audits of healthcare organizations that receive Medicare funding. Mr. Peterson grew up in South Sioux City, NE, and acquired his degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2012.
Ms. Rebecca Goodwin, promoted to Senior Associate, is focusing her team efforts within the Federal Contracting and Tax Departments here at Bland. She is from Arlington, NE, attended Midland University, where she received her degree in 2013. She joined Bland as an intern before graduation and has continued her professional career with us. Goodwin enjoys hunting, fishing, fitness and photography.
Sarah Gryp has been promoted to Senior Associate after joining Bland initially in 2013. Sarah grew up in Phoenix and attended Creighton University, graduating with her BSBA in Accounting in 2013. She is presently working in the Federal Contracting Department.
Mr. Kenneth Downing has been promoted to Associate II after joining Bland & Associates in 2014. He calls both Okoboji and Ogden Iowa home. He works primarily with the Federal Contracting Department. He succeeded in being a Beta Alpha Psi Distinguished Member and officer as well as making the Dean’s List. Downing graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014.
Kal Bartholomew joined Bland & Associates in 2014, and has been recently promoted to Associate II within our Federal Contracting Department. He assists with assurance and compliance services for Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans and Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Practices. Mr. Bartholomew grew up in Council Bluffs, IA, and acquired his degree from Bellevue University.
Spencer Pruss, recently promoted Associate II, focuses his time in the Federal Contracting Department. He mainly works on compliance services for Accountable Care Organizations. Pruss is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma. He graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2015, and has been with Bland & Associates since 2012. Pruss grew up in the Omaha metro area and enjoys sports, music and his two cats.
R.J. Schulte has been with Bland & Associates since 2014. He graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2013. Schulte focuses on tax planning, individual and business returns as well as MAPD and CPC audits. He enjoys traveling, camping and exercising in his free time.
Mr. Mike Muller has been promoted to Associate II after joining Bland in 2014. Mike focuses his efforts in the Tax Department, which includes bookkeeping, preparing personal and business tax returns for multiple clients and enjoys engaging with the clients to get those completed accurately. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2015 as well as achieving multiple Dean’s List honors. Mike enjoys golfing, watching football and time with family and friends.
Read more about Bland and meet some of their staff on their website at www.BlandCPA.com.
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About Bland & Associates, P.C.
For nearly 40 years, Bland & Associates, P.C. has provided accounting and business consulting services to business, governmental and not-for-profit entities in the greater metro Omaha area. The firm’s team of professionals provides individualized hands-on service in areas such as assurance services, tax services, forensic accounting, management consulting and cost segregation services.
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