Leadership

The WICPA Board of Directors represents the membership, exercises leadership, participates in strategic planning, and approves the annual WICPA budget, bylaw amendments, selection of auditors, and other actions relating to organizational governance. The board consists of 15 members. 

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2016-2017
WICPA Board of Directors

 

Chair

Steve G. Handrick, CPA, CGMA
Hawkins Ash CPAs, LLP
2360 Duck Creek Parkway
Green Bay, WI 54303
Phone: 920-336-54303
Email: shandrick@hawkinsashcpas.com

Chair-elect

William L. Komisar, CPA, J.D.
Komisar Brady & Co., LLP
Honey Creek Corporate Center
135 S 84th Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-271-3966
Email: bkomisar@komisarbrady.com

Past Chair

Jean M. Hansen, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Manitowoc Tool & Machining LLC
4211 Clipper Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220-4115
Phone: 920-682-8825
Email: jhansen@mantool.com

Secretary-treasurer

Katherine L. Hauser, CPA, CGMA
Price Engineering Company
1175 Cottonwood Avenue
Hartland, WI 53029-8349
Phone: 262-369-3660
Email: khauser@priceeng.com

Director 

Michael D. Akers, CBM, CFE, CGMA, CIA, CMA, Ph.D.
Marquette University
Stratz Hall - Room 303A
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-288-7340
Email: michael.akers@marquette.edu

 


Director

Lucien A. Beaudry, CPA, J.D.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.
1000 N Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-298-1000
Email: lbeaudtry@reinhartlaw.com

Director

Ryan J. Hanson, CPA, CGMA
MGIC Investment Corporation
250 E Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 800-558-9900
Email: ryanjhanson@hotmail.com

Director 

Debra L. Lenz, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA
Harley-Davidson, Inc.
3700 W Juneau Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208-2818
Phone: 414-342-4680
Email: debralynnlenz@gmail.com

Director

Terri M. Lillesand, CPA
Schenck SC
712 Riverfront Drive, Suite 301
Sheboygan, WI 53081-4665
Phone: 920-458-0341
Email: terri.lillesand@schencksc.com

Director 

Matthew A. Los, CPA
Badger Magnetics, Inc.
7939 Tower Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53223-3213
Phone: 414-362-4441
Email: matt@badgermagnetics.com


Director

Scott D. Miller, CPA, ABV, PFS, CVA
Enterprise Services, Inc.
355 Austin Circle
Delafield, WI 53018
Phone: 262-646-9490
Email: smiller@esi-enterprise.com

Director 

Matthew J. Schaefer, CPA, CGMA
Bank of Wisconsin Dells
716 Superior Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1561
Phone: 608-253-1111
Email: schaefjm@yahoo.com

Director

Wendi M. Unger, CPA
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
777 E Wisconsin Avenue, Floor 32
Milwaukee, WI 53202-5300
Phone: 414-777-5500
Email: wendi.unger@bakertilly.com

AICPA Council

Nicholas S. Lascari, CPA, CGMA, CEA
Balistreri, Jezo & Lascari, LLP
12630 W North Avenue Suite 1
Brookfield, WI 53005-4626
Phone: 262-432-0640
Email: nlascari@bjaccountants.com
(term expires Oct. 2016)

AICPA Council

Neil R. Keller, CPA, ABV, CVA
Sikich LLP
13400 Bishops Lane, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005-6237
Phone: 262-754-9400
Email: nkeller@sikich.com

AICPA Council

Rick E. Dreher, CPA, CGMA
Wipfli LLP
469 Security Boulevard
Green Bay, WI 54307-2237
Phone: 920-662-0016
Email: rdreher@wipfli.com


 

Board biographies

Steven G. Handrick, CPA, CGMA - Chair-elect

Steven G. Handrick, CPA, CGMA is the managing partner of Hawkins Ash CPAs, LLP. Handrick has been a member of the WICPA since 1982, was on the board of directors from 2005–2008, and was a member of the WICPA’s Credit Union Committee. He has been chair of the AICPA’s PCPS Large Firm Group since 2012. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Green Bay and its current treasurer, plus treasurer for Rotary District 6220 and Rotary International Midwest PETS. He lives in De Pere with his wife, Mary, and has four adult children and two grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, vacationing in the Caribbean and watching the Green Bay Packers.

William K. Komisar, CPA, J.D. – Chair-elect

William L. Komisar, CPA, J.D. is a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen, and specializes in tax planning and consulting with a diverse range of business and individual clients. Komisar has been a member of the WICPA since 1980, is past chair of the WICPA Educational Foundation and currently is on the WICPA Board of Directors. He is also a past chair of the Jewish Home & Care Center and its foundation and currently serves on its boards and executive committee. He currently serves on the audit and compliance committee of Children’s Hospital, as well as on several other organizations including private foundations. He is the 2015 recipient of the WICPA Excellence Award for Public Service. He and his wife, Becky, live in Mequon and have three grown children.

Jean Hansen, CPA, MBA, CGMA - Past Chair

Jean M. Hansen, CPA, MBA, CGMA is the vice president of finance at Manitowoc Tool & Machining, LLC in Manitowoc. Hansen has been a member of the WICPA since 1996 and currently serves on the Finance Committee and Membership Advisory Committee. She lives in Two Rivers with her husband, Jeff, and has two adult children, Sarah and Dane and enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, Grace.

Katherine L. Hauser, CPA, CGMA – Secretary/Treasurer

Katherine L. Hauser, CPA, CGMA is the controller at Price Engineering Company, Inc. in Hartland. A WICPA member since 2001, Hauser has served on the CPAs in Industry Fall Conference Planning Task Force since 2007, and was a director from 2013–2016. She is an avid reader, aspiring cellist and an enthusiastic sports fan.

Michael D. Akers, CPA, Ph.D. – Director

Mike Akers is the Charles T. Horngren Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting at Marquette University. A WICPA member since 1997, Akers serves on the Excellence Awards Committee and has participated in the WICPA High School Educator Symposium. He received the 2015 WICPA Excellence Award for Education. He and his wife, Mary, live in New Berlin and have four daughters, Chrissy, Rebecca, Victoria and Laura.

Lucien A. Beaudry, CPA, J.D. - Director

Lucien A. Beaudry, J.D., CPA is a shareholder in the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., in Milwaukee. Lucien is chair of the firm’s Federal Tax Planning and Executive Compensation teams. He has been a member of WICPA since 2009 and currently serves on its Federal Tax Committee and the Tax Conference Task Force. He lives in Elm Grove with his wife, Hollie, and his two children, Mason and Lily.

Ryan J. Hanson, CPA, CGMA – Director

Ryan J. Hanson, CPA, CGMA is the financial accounting manager at MGIC Investment Corporation in Milwaukee. Hanson, a WICPA member since 2004, serves as a member of both WICPA Public Policy Committee and Competency Enhancement Task Force. He is chair of the Institute’s CPAs in Industry Fall Conference Planning Task Force, of which he has been a member since 2007. Outside of the WICPA, he teaches financial literacy and coaches youth sports. He lives in Brookfield with his wife, Amanda, and their two children: Evan and Haydan Mae.

Debra L. Lenz, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA – Director

Debra Lenz, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA is an audit lead at Harley-Davidson, Inc. in Milwaukee. Lenz has been an active member of the WICPA since 1998 and serves on the CPAs in Industry Fall Conference Task Force. She is a past director on the WICPA Educational Foundation Board and past president of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is also an adjunct professor of accounting at Cardinal Stritch University. She lives in Pleasant Prairie with her husband, Joe, and their two daughters, Chloe and Adelynn.  

Terri M. Lillesand, CPA - Director

Terri M. Lillesand, CPA is a tax shareholder at Schenck SC in the Sheboygan office. Lillesand currently leads Schenck’s firm wide tax practice. She has been a member of the WICPA since 1992 and currently serves on the Federal Taxation Committee. She and her husband, Tim, live in Sheboygan and have two daughters, Hannah and Rachel.   

Matthew A. Los, CPA - Director

Matthew Los, CPA is a corporate controller at Badger Magnetics, Inc. in Milwaukee. Los, a WICPA member since 2008, serves on its Young Professional and Excellence Awards Committees and volunteers with other local organizations. He and his wife, Amy, live in Mukwonago and have two children, Natalie and Jacob.

Scott D. Miller, CPA, ABV, PFS, CVA - Director

Scott D. Miller, CPA/ABV, CVA, PFS is president and founder of Enterprise Services, Inc. (ESI) a niche nationally recognized firm focused on consulting and providing valuations for privately held companies, many with ESOPs. Miller, a serial entrepreneur, has been an equity investor and officer in several private companies prior to founding ESI. He has authored five books on business transactions, speaks frequently to national audiences on strategic transition planning and is active at senior levels in industry volunteer work. He received the 2012 WICPA Business & Industry Excellence Award and currently serves on the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee.

Matthew J. Schaefer, CPA, CGMA – Director

Matthew J. Schaefer, CPA, CGMA is vice president of Regulatory Compliance at the Bank of Wisconsin Dells. Schaefer has been a member of the WICPA Public Policy Committee since 2010 and has participated as a member of the WICPA Nominations Committee. He has previously served in the United States Navy and has been deployed on operations in the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe and Caribbean regions. He lives in Wisconsin Dells with his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Cora.

Wendi M. Unger, CPA - Director

Wendi M. Unger, CPA is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Unger, a WICPA member since 2000, currently serves as chair of its School District Auditors Conference Committee. She is a board of trustees and finance committee member for the Public Policy Forum. She lives in the Town of Erin with her husband, Joe, and her daughters, Leslee and Elizabeth.

Neil R. Keller, CPA, ABV, CVA – AICPA Council

Neil R. Keller, CPA, ABV, CVA is the partner in charge of the Tax Department for Sikich, LLP.  Keller has been a member of the WICPA since 1996 and currently serves on the Finance Committee, Membership Advisory Committee and Accounting Careers Committee. He lives in Pewaukee with his wife, Lynn, and their two children: Lily and Emmy.

Nicholas S. Lascari, CPA, CEA, CGMA – AICPA Council

Nick Lascari, CPA, CEA, CGMA is an owner and partner with Balistreri, Jezo & Lascari, LLP in Brookfield. He specializes in small business and pass-throughs. He is a past president and chair of the WICPA Board of Directors, and has volunteered with several other organizations including serving as past chairman and current treasurer of the Better Business Bureau, the Journey House, Civic Music Association and St. Jude Congregation. He has served the WICPA as past chair of the Federal Tax Committee and Tax Conference Committee, and served on the AICPA Partnership Tax Committee, Individual Tax Committee, and Tax Legislation and Policy Committee. He currently serves on the WICPA Federal Taxation Committee and is the AICPA Key Federal Person Coordinator for Wisconsin. He enjoys golfing, home improvement projects, gardening and travel with his wife, Delores, to visit their two grown sons, daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.

Rick E. Dreher, CPA – AICPA Council

Rick E. Dreher, CPA, MST is the managing partner of Wipfli LLP. Dreher oversees the vision and strategy, leadership, growth, and overall performance of the firm. He has been a member of the WICPA since 1984. He also has served as an AICPA Council member, and chair and board member of PKF North America. He also served as chair of the Global Council for PKFI. Currently, he is chair of Allinial Global International. He and his wife, Susie, live in Green Bay and have two daughters.