Cover of the 2023 issue of Iowa Ledger

Ben Gilbertson is not one dimensional

For Ben Gilbertson (BBA22/BFA22), art and business are interconnected on a micro and macro level. That’s why this accounting and ceramics alum refuses to let one thing define him.

Cover story

A giant wave of Nazare

Accounting's hundred-foot wave

What the research says so far about ESG disclosures.
Patrick Chesterman in front of Phillips Hall on the University of Iowa campus

A seat at the Pentagon

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Chesterman's path to Washington.
Arlene Houk in The Hague, Netherlands

Inquisitive and fearless

While some of her peers were retiring, Arlene Houk took on a new assignment in the Netherlands.
Missed target

Misplaced confidence

Tippie researcher Paul Hribar finds company earnings guidance is wrong about 70% of the time.
Mark Ruedy at Deere & Co. headquarters in Moline, Ill.

An MBA gamble that paid off

Although friends and family were worried when he quit his job to pursue an MBA, Mark Ruedy was not deterred. Today he's the director of financial reporting at Deere & Company.
Maria Turner

Sage advice from the 2023 Outstanding Accounting Alum of the Year

Maria Rydberg Turner (BBA86) shares 5 proverbial sayings that have never steered her wrong.
The Hawkeye hockey club celebrating a win.

Back on the blue line

Ryan Brickhaus thought his hockey days were over, but ended up leading the Hawkeyes to their first ever championship.

TAs: The secret sauce

How teaching assistants at Tippie are inspiring the next generation of accountants.

These alums are kind of a big deal

Congratulations to Jack and Anna as you begin the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s postgraduate technical assistant program! Check out more young accountants to watch on page 4 of this issue.

Jack Krause and Anna Thomas

Iowa Ledger is the annual publication for alumni and friends of the Department of Accounting at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business.

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Cover of the 2022 issue of Iowa Ledger (with award)


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