EducationM.S. Degree, Business Administration, Colorado State University, 1982B.S. Degree, Business Administration, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1975Professional DesignationsCPA (Certified Public Accountant)FLMI (Fellow in Life Management Institute)Work HistoryPresident & chief executive officer of UNIFI Mutual Holding Company March 2009President & chief operating officer of UNIFI Mutual Holding Company January 2009Chief operating officer of UNIFI Mutual Holding Company August 2008Chair, president & chief executive officer of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. August 2008Executive vice president & chief financial officer of UNIFI Mutual Holding Company January 2006President & chief executive officer of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. June 2005President & chief operating officer of Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. April 2003Executive vice president & chief financial officer of Ameritas Acacia Mutual Holding Company 2001Senior vice president & chief financial officer 1995Joined Ameritas as Manager Audit Division 1984Director of UNIFI Mutual Holding Company and member of many of the companys subsidiary boardsCommunity & Business ActivitiesUniversity of Nebraska Foundation BoardLincoln Chamber Economic Development Corporation Board ChairLincoln Partnership for Economic Development Board ChairMDRT Foundation BoardFederal Reserve Board of Kansas City Omaha BranchSt. Elizabeth Catholic Health Initiatives Board Chair LIMRA Strategic Marketing Issues CommitteeNational Research Corp. BoardACLI Executive Roundtable CommitteeMutual Holding Company Planning CommitteeHealth Charities Leadership CouncilHonors & AwardsUNL College of Business 2011 Business Leadership Award2008 Woman of Distinction Award from The Lincoln Business Journal2004 Inductee into the School of Accountancy Hall of Fame at UNL2002 Alumni Achievement Award from the Nebraska Alumni AssociationNebraska Society of CPAs 2000 Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry1996 Alumni Leadership Award from UNLs College of Business AdministrationPast Community ServiceUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center Board of CounselorsUNL College of Business Advisory BoardWells Fargo Lincoln Advisory BoardLincoln Chamber of Commerce Board Past ChairSt. Elizabeth Community Health Center Board Past ChairNebraska Wesleyan Board of GovernorsPast President of the Nebraska Society of CPAs FoundationLOMA Education CommitteeUnited Way Fundraising CommitteeNebraska Council on Economic Education Board (Treasurer)Financial Executives of Nebraska BoardNebraska Art Association BoardLincoln Community FoundationLeadership Lincoln Class of 1988AICPA Insurance CommitteePresident of College of Business Alumni BoardPresident of the FLMI Society of NebraskaNetwork Nebraska BoardChairman of LOMA Cost Accounting CommitteePersonalJoAnn was born and raised in Plainview, Nebraska. JoAnn and her husband, Derrel, have two daughters and reside in Lincoln, Neb.
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