WICPA Board of Directors

The WICPA Board of Directors provides strategic governance in accordance with the WICPA strategic plan, mission and vision. The board ensures the WICPA serves the diverse needs of members, enhances professional competency, promotes the value of members and the profession, advocates on behalf of the profession and builds community among members.


  • Neil Keller, Partner-in-Charge, Tax Services, Sikich LLP

Chair Elect

  • Wendi Unger, Partner, Baker Tilly

Past Chair

  • Michael Akers, Charles T. Horngren Professor of Accounting, Marquette University


  • Katherine Hauser, Manager of Financial Reporting, Herzing University


  • Jeff Dewane, Assistant Controller, Vinton Construction Company
  • Jon Gaines, Vice President Business Services and Finance, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation
  • Patrick Hoffert, Partner, Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP
  • Dan Holzhauer, Senior Vice President & Commerical Lender, Associated Bank
  • Ruth Kallio-Mielke, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Wendy Peters, Accounting Manager, Kohler Credit Union
  • Steven Pullara, Tax Partner, BDO USA LLP
  • Matthew Schaefer, Vice President of Regulatory Risk & Internal Audit, Bank of Wisconsin Dells
  • Angela Thomas, Expenditure & Revenue Accounting Section Chief, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

AICPA Council

  • Ryan Hanson, Financial Accounting Manager, MGIC Investment Corporation

Staff Liaison

  • Tammy Hofstede, President & CEO, WICPA
  • Jessica Murphy, Executive Relations Director, WICPA

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