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Alberts Announces Doug Ewald as Chief Financial Officer

The University of Nebraska Athletic Department and Vice Chancellor, Director of Athletics Trev Alberts introduced Wednesday the addition of Doug Ewald as Executive Affiliate Athletic Director and Chief Financial Officer. Ewald is an seasoned professional in the economic and accounting field, acquiring labored for extra than 30 many years in Nebraska’s personal and public sectors.

Ewald joins Husker Athletics after expending the past a few many years as the Vice Chancellor for Enterprise, Finance and Small business Progress at the College of Nebraska at Omaha and the College of Nebraska Healthcare Center. In his new situation, Ewald will oversee the athletic department’s business functions and provide as a critical member of Alberts’ senior administrative workers.

“I am thrilled to include Doug Ewald to our senior employees in Husker Athletics,” Alberts explained. “Doug brings a assorted established of practical experience in the fiscal, accounting and company environment to our group. He is a confirmed leader with a background of sound fiscal selection-earning and strategic money setting up. The organization design of college or university athletics is going through unparalleled improve, and we are privileged to have a veteran leader in put to assistance us navigate this essential period.”

In his prior role on the Omaha campuses, Ewald oversaw all spending budget, finance, operational and administrative providers, as perfectly as all business growth pursuits in support of Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. In full, Ewald oversaw more than 600 staff members across the two campuses in the College of Nebraska system.

Ewald has a extensive selection of experience throughout his 3 decades of specialist do the job in the business enterprise and finance environment. His most general public position involved serving as Nebraska’s Tax Commissioner less than Gov. Dave Heinemann from 2006 to 2013. In this posture, he restructured the office into a far more buyer-responsive agency and effectively promoted the use of digital tax-return filing, generating Nebraska a foremost state in this group.

In addition to his perform for the point out, Ewald spent 17 yrs with Union Pacific, in the end serving as the company’s director of state tax compliance, audit and fiscal reporting. His other businesses have bundled Omaha-based KPMG, where he served as controlling director of condition and nearby tax compliance from 2013 to 2017, and Lincoln-primarily based Ameritas, in which he served as tax director from 2017 until finally 2018.

“It is a privilege to serve as the CFO for Husker Athletics,” Ewald reported.  “The achievements of the Athletic Department is an critical aspect of the Nebraska tradition, and I respect the self-assurance that Trev Alberts, Chancellor Inexperienced, and President Carter have positioned in me.  I seem forward to signing up for the senior personnel in Husker Athletics, as we develop a business product that contributes to our unity of goal.”

A lifelong Nebraskan, Ewald holds a bachelor’s diploma in accounting and finance from Buena Vista College (1985) and a master’s degree in experienced accounting from UNO (1989). Ewald has been a Licensed General public Accountant in the point out of Nebraska due to the fact 1987. He is also a member of the AICPA and Nebraska Society of CPAs.

Ewald has gained recognition from his alma maters, earning the UNO School of Business enterprise Administration’s “Distinguished Alumnus” award in 2015 and Buena Vista University’s “John Fisher Alumni Award” in 2010.