Tag Archives: Ken Bishop

President’s Memo: Improving Mr. Bojangles

State Board Report January 2015 Over the last two years, I have written Memos related to my law-enforcement background, President Harry Truman’s quotes, my grandfather’s words of wisdom, and various relevant life experiences. However, I don’t think that I have ever mentioned my early interest in music. Several generations of my family were musicians, including…

Conaway Chairs Agriculture

State Board Report January 2015 Congressman K. Michael Conaway (TX-R) has been selected as the 50th Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. NASBA Chair 2002-2003, Congressman Conaway has continued to be an active participant in NASBA’s Past Chair Advisory Council. On being named to lead the House Committee, he stated: “I look forward to…

President’s Memo: Already December?

State Board Report December 2014 While growing up, I remember hearing from “older folks” about how fast time flew by. That was a difficult concept for me to understand, as it seemed like the school year never ended and birthdays and holidays took forever to arrive. Now I have joined the ranks of those who…

President Bishop Urges Cooperation

State Board Report November 2014 NASBA President Ken L. Bishop recommended serious discussions be held to close the gaps between State Boards’ codes of conduct and the AICPA’s, as well as the states’ implementation of the Uniform Accountancy Act. “While we will always stand behind states’ rights, we will try to persuade you to be…

President’s Memo: PLEASE READ!

State Board Report September 2014 Yesterday I was flying home from a NASBA meeting and was lucky enough to get an exit seat on what was among the smallest regional jets I fly on. With my 6’4″ frame, the extra leg-room is always appreciated. Just before take-off, the flight attendant came by to advise me…

President’s Memo: Change: Doing the Right Things & Doing Things Right

State Board Report August 2014 On a couple of occasions over the past few years, I have quoted my late grandfather’s “words of wisdom” that have stuck with me through the years. As a blacksmith, craftsman and wood worker, he was truly an artisan with many raw materials that ultimately became valuable tools or beautiful…

President’s Memo: I’m Pumped

State Board Report July 2014 The month of July is an important one at NASBA: The Regional Meetings are over; we are approaching the end of our fiscal year; and it is a time for reviewing, measuring and evaluating. It is also a time for planning, budgeting and challenging ourselves for the new fiscal year,…

President’s Memo: Reviving “Uniform” in the UAA

State Board Report June 2014 As many of you may know, my first career was in law enforcement. State laws are often unique to each state. In recent years the disparity of laws regarding gun possession, self-defense and even the use of marijuana have been given extensive press coverage. It is seldom remembered that as…

President’s Memo: I Am Not a “Turf Guy”

State Board Report May 2014 My predecessor, David Costello, and I used to compare stories and compete as to who was the poorest when we were kids. That debate continues and is often the catalyst for new recollections (sometimes enhanced slightly). The common recurring message is that both of us began our lives in humble…

President’s Memo: What Have You Done?

State Board Report April 2014 In his inaugural address, NASBA Chair Carlos E. Johnson laid out some recommendations and challenges for strengthening NASBA’s relevance and, more importantly, the relevance of the brand of our Boards of Accountancy. This was not a call for a big budget item or any razzle dazzle, just a sincere effort…