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.
The WICPA is seeking Board member applications for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Open Board member positions include Chair-elect, three (3) Directors and one (1) AICPA Council.
To apply, click here, to complete the Board member application. Submit your completed application and resume to Jessica Murphy, WICPA Executive Relations Manager, by Nov. 14, 2014 to be considered for an open position, by the WICPA Nominations Committee.
WICPA Board of Directors
Jean M. Hansen, CPA, MBA, CGMA
Robert A. Gruber, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA
Joy L. Hertlein, CPA, CGMA
Lucien A. Beaudry, CPA, J.D.
Kyle J. Beld, CPA
Greta C. Diercks, CPA
Katherine L Hauser , CPA, CGMA
Matthew A. Los, CPA
Kelly K. Miller, CPA
Scott D. Miller, CPA, ABV, PFS, CVA
Gregory L. Ryan, CPA
Wendi M. Unger, CPA
Karla E. Blair, CPA
AICPA CouncilNicholas S. Lascari, CPA, CGMA, CEA
Balistreri, Jezo & Lascari, LLP
12630 W North Ave Ste 1
Brookfield, WI 53005-4626
Jean Hansen, CPA, MBA, CGMA - ChairJean 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.
Martin D. Verhelst, CPA – Chair-electMartin D. Verhelst, CPA is owner of Verhelst, CPA in Oregon, specializing in working with small-business and professional clients. Verhelst, a WICPA member since 1975, was vice president of the board of directors from 1989–1991. He also was a member of several WICPA task forces and committees, including the Accounting, Auditing and Financial Management Conference Task Force, and was chair of the Public Policy Committee. His wife, Debbi, has worked with him at Verhelst, CPA since January 1990.
Robert A. Gruber, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA– Past ChairDanica E. Olson, CPA is the accounting manager for the Milwaukee Bucks, Inc. Olson has been a member of the WICPA since 2000 and has served on the WICPA Educational Foundation Board, Inc., Milwaukee Breakfast Program Committee, CPAs in Industry Spring Conference Committee, Wisconsin State Taxation Committee and Young Professionals Committee. She is also a member of the Forensic CPA Society, Milwaukee World Trade Association, and Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity and is an accounting instructor at DeVry University and University of Phoenix. She enjoys traveling and playing tennis in her free time. She and her husband, Andy, live in Milwaukee with their cats: Chloe, Meg and Rocca.
Joy L. Hertlein, CPA, CGMA – Secretary/TreasurerJoy L. Hertlein, CPA, CGMA, is the chief financial officer of New Berlin Plastics in New Berlin. Hertlein has been a member of the WICPA since 1987 and currently serves on the Institute’s CPAs in Industry Fall Conference Task Force. She has also served on the WICPA Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Nominations Committee, Executive Search Committee, and the CPAs in Industry Spring Conference Task Force. Hertlein lives in New Berlin with her husband, Jerry, and has three teenage children, Michael, Emily and Andrea.
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.
Kyle J. Beld, CPA – Director
Kyle Beld, CPA is a senior accountant at Wipfli in Madison. A WICPA member since 2008, he serves as a member of the Institute’s Young Professionals Committee, Public Policy Committee and Excellence Awards Committee. He has also participated in the WICPA High School Educator Symposium. Kyle and his wife, Sara, live in Lodi and have three children, Walter, Vivian, and Eleanor.
Greta C. Diercks, CPA – DirectorGreta C. Diercks, CPA is an employee of Brettingen, Smits, Novak & Bastle S.C. Diercks currently serves on the WICPA Public Policy Committee and WICPA Young Professionals Committee, and volunteers with other local organizations. She and her husband, Calvin, live in Antigo.
Katherine L. Hauser, CPA, CGMA – DirectorKatherine L. Hauser, CPA, CGMA is the accounting supervisor at Price Engineering Company, Inc. in Hartland. A WICPA member since 2001, she has served on the Institute’s CPAs in Industry Fall Conference Planning Task Force since 2007. When not working, she enjoys reading, sports and music.
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.
Kelly K. Miller, CPA - Director
Kelly K. Miller, CPA, a shareholder in the accounting and auditing department at Scribner, Cohen and Company, S.C., in Milwaukee. Miller specializes in the nonprofit arena and serves on the board of directors for St. Francis Children's Center and Milwaukee Aging Consortium. Miller, a member of the WICPA since 1999, has also served on the Accounting Careers Committee. She is currently a member of the Not-for-Profit Conference Task force. She and her husband, Gene, live in East Troy and have two sons: Wyatt and Cody.