State Board Report

April 2012

Carlos E. Johnson, CPA, Ed.D. (OK) was selected on March 19 as NASBA’s Nominating Committee’s candidate for NASBA Vice Chair 2012-2013, to automatically accede to NASBA Chair 2013-2014. Dr. Johnson, currently serving as a NASBA Director-at-Large and Chair of the Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, is a former Chairman of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board, former NASBA Southwest Regional Director and an active member and former chair of NASBA’s Committee on State Board Relevance and Effectiveness.

Earlier this year, he presented the report of the Business & Professional License Facilitation Task Force, created by Oklahoma Senate Bill 772, to which he was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin and which he chaired. Despite pressures for the consolidation of professional licensing boards, the Task Force recommended the implementation, maintenance and upgrade of the common database system and “that professional licensing and enforcement issues continue to be managed by existing licensing boards.”

Dr. Johnson, currently of counsel to Eide Bailly, LLP, CPAs, is a retired partner of KPMG, a former partner of Lisle, Compton, Cole and Almen of Oklahoma City, and of Horne & Company of Ada, OK. With over 40 years of accounting experience, he has specialized in the practice of financial institutions, higher education, government, not-for-profit and retail accounting. Dr. Johnson was head of the Business School at East Central University, in Ada, OK, and also taught at Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma University. He holds a BS from East Central University and an MS and Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University.

Elections for NASBA officers will be held at the Annual Business Meeting on October 30, 2012 in Orlando, FL. NASBA Nominating Committee Chair Michael T. Daggett has asked that all State Boards submit to him their recommendations for NASBA Regional Directors and Directors-at-Large for the 2012-2013 NASBA Board of Directors by May 30, 2012.

Nominations for any elected position, including the office of Vice Chair, may also be made by at least five member Boards if filed with NASBA Chair Mark Harris at least 10 days prior to the Annual. No nominations from the floor will be recognized.

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