The College of Nebraska Athletic Office and Vice Chancellor, Director of Athletics Trev Alberts declared Wednesday the addition of Doug Ewald as Govt Affiliate Athletic Director and Main Economical Officer. Ewald is an seasoned qualified in the financial and accounting subject, acquiring worked for far more than 30 decades in Nebraska’s non-public and general public sectors.
Ewald joins Husker Athletics following paying out the earlier three many years as the Vice Chancellor for Company, Finance and Organization Growth at the College of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Professional medical Center. In his new position, Ewald will oversee the athletic department’s enterprise functions and serve as a vital member of Alberts’ senior administrative team.
“I am thrilled to increase Doug Ewald to our senior staff members in Husker Athletics,” Alberts stated. “Doug provides a assorted established of encounter in the fiscal, accounting and company globe to our staff. He is a tested chief with a background of sound fiscal final decision-building and strategic financial setting up. The business product of college athletics is going through unprecedented alter, and we are fortuitous to have a veteran chief in place to support us navigate this vital period of time.”
In his prior purpose on the Omaha campuses, Ewald oversaw all budget, finance, operational and administrative services, as effectively as all company development routines in help of Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. In full, Ewald oversaw far more than 600 workers across the two campuses in the College of Nebraska program.
Ewald has a vast assortment of encounter all through his 3 many years of skilled work in the organization and finance environment. His most general public function associated serving as Nebraska’s Tax Commissioner less than Gov. Dave Heinemann from 2006 to 2013. In this place, he restructured the department into a much more client-responsive company and correctly promoted the use of electronic tax-return filing, building Nebraska a leading point out in this group.
In addition to his function for the state, Ewald put in 17 several years with Union Pacific, finally serving as the company’s director of condition tax compliance, audit and money reporting. His other businesses have involved Omaha-primarily based KPMG, the place he served as managing director of state and local tax compliance from 2013 to 2017, and Lincoln-primarily based Ameritas, wherever he served as tax director from 2017 right up until 2018.
“It is a privilege to serve as the CFO for Husker Athletics,” Ewald stated. “The achievement of the Athletic Section is an critical component of the Nebraska society, and I value the self-assurance that Trev Alberts, Chancellor Environmentally friendly, and President Carter have positioned in me. I glance forward to becoming a member of the senior employees in Husker Athletics, as we produce a business design that contributes to our unity of objective.”
A lifelong Nebraskan, Ewald holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Buena Vista University (1985) and a master’s degree in specialist accounting from UNO (1989). Ewald has been a Certified Community Accountant within just the state of Nebraska due to the fact 1987. He is also a member of the AICPA and Nebraska Modern society of CPAs.
Ewald has acquired recognition from his alma maters, earning the UNO Faculty of Small business Administration’s “Distinguished Alumnus” award in 2015 and Buena Vista University’s “John Fisher Alumni Award” in 2010.