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Bishop Reports on Banner Year

State Board Report November 2013 The theme of NASBA’s 2013 Annual Meeting was “Driven.” President and CEO Ken L. Bishop explained the theme was selected because, “Every employee supports NASBA’s mission: they are driven. Under Gaylen Hansen’s leadership, resolve, unwavering support for NASBA, which was always tempered with a sense of fair play, NASBA has…

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President’s Memo: My Favorite Time of the Year

State Board Report September 2013 One of the best benefits of living in Middle Tennessee is its long and beautiful fall season. Beginning now and ending in November is what we car enthusiasts call “convertible season.” Not only are there glorious days and cooler temperatures, but the area has a bounty of curving and scenic…

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NASBA Leaders Make “Accounting Today” Top 100

September 10, 2013 NASBA congratulates President and CEO Ken L. Bishop, NASBA Chair Gaylen R. Hansen, CPA, former NASBA Chair and current Private Company Council (PCC) Chairman Billy M. Atkinson, CPA, and David A. Vaudt, CPA, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Chairman and Past Chair of NASBA, for being named to Accounting Today‘s Top 100…

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President’s Memo: Looking Back…Looking Forward

State Board Report August 2013 On July 31 the year ended for NASBA – the fiscal year that is. It was a remarkable year for NASBA, and an important one for me as my first complete fiscal year as your President and CEO. We scored many positive accomplishments: FY 2013 was the best financial year…

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President’s Memo: Let’s All Take a Breath

State Board Report July 2013 I hope all of you had a wonderful Independence Day and weekend. I spent much of my holiday weekend in communications with senior staff and volunteer leadership of NASBA, AICPA and other accountancy-related organizations discussing an important issue. For those who attended the NASBA Regional Meetings in New Orleans and…

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President’s Memo: Watch Out for Falling Rocks

State Board Report June 2013 The power of the pen is interesting. Despite being only a single page in a monthly newsletter, I have been surprised by the number of comments I receive around the country from readers of the NASBA State Board Report who specifically reference issues raised in my “Memo.” Often my articles…

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NASBA Hits the Links for The Jason Foundation

May 22, 2013 On May 20, NASBA sponsored a VIP fundraising dinner to support the The Jason Foundation. The dinner, held every year prior to the Phillip Fulmer & Charlie Daniels Golf Classic, was attended by celebrities and other corporate sponsors. The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide…

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President’s Memo: All in the Family

State Board Report May 2013 Country music artist George Jones died in Nashville on April 26 at the age of 81. Now for most of the country, his passing probably did not get the full front page coverage that we saw here in Middle Tennessee. In the “Music City” George was royalty. He and his…

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President’s Memo: “Spring Break…” Really?

State Board Report April 2013 About dusk one night in late March, I was wrapping up a few things at the end of what had been a pretty busy week at NASBA. As is typical, the radio in my office was tuned to “95.5 – The Wolf,” an FM station that has a country music…

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President’s Memo: It Stirs Me Up a Bit

State Board Report March 2013 My grandfather, H.S. (Sid) Wilson, was among the last of his kind. His vocation was blacksmithing. He was born in rural Missouri in 1896, received an 8th grade education and apprenticed to a career that served him well, as the village blacksmith. There was always plenty of work: wheels righted,…

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