Tag Archives: Ken Bishop

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…

President’s Memo: They Make it Happen

State Board Report March 2014 I am writing this Memo as I am preparing to attend the 32nd NASBA Annual Conference for Executive Directors and Board Staff, commonly referred to as the “ED Conference.” There was a time I would have been somewhat reluctant to write an article about the importance of our Executive Directors,…

President’s Memo: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

State Board Report February 2014 In the September 2004 volume of the Journal of Environment and Development, an article by Thomas Hale and Denise Mauzerall entitled “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally” discussed the issues associated with trying to address international sustainability problems through global actions. While environmentalists, in theory, champion the concept of thinking globally…

President’s Memo: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

State Board Report January 2014 On January 3 The Tennessean’s headline read: “Munchak Set to Return.” For those who are unfamiliar with Nashville’s professional football team, the Tennessee Titans, “Munchak” is Mike Munchak, the Titan’s head coach. For the last five years (three of which Munchak coached), the Titans’ winning record was somewhat dismal, certainly…

President’s Memo: The “Trade Association” Slur

State Board Report December 2013 As I was preparing to write this month’s President’s Memo, I was reflecting on the great year we have had at NASBA. It was a record year financially, including the most direct support to State Boards, with many successes in our business operations. We took on challenges, sought after opportunities…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…