Gene’s Professional Affiliations

EDUCATION & BUSINESS BACKGROUND

  • MANKATO TECHNICAL COLLEGE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

Graduated with Full Honors

  • ACCOUNTING PRACTICE FOUNDED 1973
  • LICENSED AS A PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT 1980
  • CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER OF TAXATION
  • ACCREDITED TAX ADVISOR
  • ACCREDITED IN ACCOUNTANCY
  • ENROLLED TO PRACTICE BEFORE THE IRS
  • LICENSED INVESTMENT ADVISOR
  • REGISTERED INVESTMENT REPRESENTATIVE
  • LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT
  • PUBLIC NOTARY

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & HONORS

  • MINNESOTA STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson 1992, Re-Appointed 1996
Secretary/Treasurer ‘92-’93, Vice Chair ‘93-’94, Chairman ‘95-‘96
First Enrolled Agent in the Nation to serve as a Board Chairman

  • NATIONAL STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

Disciplinary Acts Committee

  • NATIONAL SOCIETY OF ACCOUNTANTS

Chairman Public Accountants on State Board of Accountancy
Chairman State Regulation Oversight Committee
Chairman Insurance Committee
Committee Member:
Federal Taxation Committee
Technology Committee

  • IRS NATIONAL SURVEY ON ELECTRONIC FILING

1 of 3 from Minnesota selected to serve on this National  Survey

  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ENROLLED AGENTS
  • NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TAX PRACTITIONERS

Vice President of State Chapter

  •  MINNESOTA ASSOCATION OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

District Director & Chairman of several committees

  • ACCREDTIED COUNCIL FOR ACCOUNTING & TAXATION

Accredited in:  Accountancy, Tax Preparation, & Advisement

  • UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EDUCATION LIAISON COMMITTEE
  • MANKATO TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Accounting Advisory Committee
Small Business Advisory Committee

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • BLUE EARTH COUNTY RECYCLING COMMITTEE

Appointed by Board of County Commissioners
Speakers Bureau
Vice Chairman Education Committee

  • BLUE EARTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Board of Directors

  • MINNESOTA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  • MANKATO CHARTER COMMISSION

Appointed by District Judge

  • MANKATO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Business Committee
Legislative Committee
Mankato Hospitality Committee
Tour Guide Festival of Lights

  • MANKATO AREA UNITED WAY

Chair Allocation Committee

  • FRIENDS OF THE MINNESOTA VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY

Board of Directors

  • REPRESENTATIVE JOHN DORN RE-ELECTION COMMITTEE
  • CHIRSTIAN CONCERN

Board of Directors
Treasurer

  • MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL

Board of Directors Treasurer

  • MINNESOTA VALLEY LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION

Board of Directors
Vice President

  • ST.  PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Council President
His children are 4th generation members

PUBLIC SPEAKING

  • Mankato State University Adult Education
  • Mankato Technical College Adult Education
  • National Association of Tax Practitioners, State Convention
  • Minnesota  Association of Public Accountants
  • National  Society of Accountants
  • National  Association of Enrolled Agents
  • District 77 Community Services
  • Several local civic organizations

 NOTABLES

  • OFFICE IS ONE OF THE MOST AUTOMATED OFFICES IN MINNESOTA

It has been used for tours on how to automate an Accounting Practice

  • IN HIS CAREER HE HAS PREPARED OVER 25,000 INCOME TAX RETURNS.

Last year Clients received in excess of  ONE MILLION DOLLARS in refunds.

  • PRACTICE CONCENTRATES ON SMALL BUSINESS & PERSONAL TAX

Tax  & Financial Planning & Problem Solving.