Bland & Associates, P.C. Announces Four New Partners

Published on Jan 3rd, 2024

As of January 1st, 2024, Bland & Associates, P.C. (Bland) welcomes four new Partners from within the organization. Rachel Turek, Nick Eker, PJ Predoehl, and Katie Brabec have all been Directors for Bland and will now be Partners in our Omaha firm.

Rachel Turek CPA, CFE, Partner
Rachel performs audits, reviews, and compilations of a variety of industries, specializing in not-for-profits and audits of employee benefit plans. She also
works on commercial and governmental entities. Turek joined Bland in 2013, most recently serving as a Director in the Audit department.

“I have been with Bland for over 10 years now and it has been an honor to watch the Company evolve to where it is now.Although the Firm has changed so much from when I first started, one thing has remained consistent- and that is our Firm leadership’s commitment to truly putting their employees first and creating a rewarding and flexible work environment. Their dedication to employees and clients is unmatched and I feel truly privileged to have the opportunity to continue my career at Bland. I look forward to joining such an inspiring leadership group.”

PJ Predoehl, Partner

After working in long-term care for 15 years, Philip Jon (PJ) Predoehl switched gears and decided to pursue a career in accounting and auditing. He cites his experience in long-term care as the reason for his interest in accounting.

“The exceptional people I get to work with at Bland make me truly proud to be a partner here. It continues to be a privilege to work with this passionate, committed team in serving the government agencies we support.”

 

 

Nick Eker CPA, Partner 

As a Director in Bland’s Audit department, the workload variety Eker enjoys includes overseeing assurance services for closely held businesses, governmental entities, and not-for-profits. He also specializes in Governmental Single Audits and compliance audits. He joined Bland immediately after earning a BSBA in Business Administration and Accounting fromNebraska Wesleyan in 2007.

“I’m honored and humbled to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of individuals tthat makes up our Bland familyand am very excited for what the future holds.”

 

 

Katie Brabec CPA, Partner 

Katie served as an Intern at Bland (Bland) from 2009 to 2010 and started her professional career at the firm directly from college in 2010, ultimately working her way up to her current position as Director in the Government Consulting department. In this role, she oversees Bland’s financial examination contracts for various federal agencies. Katie attributes her success in the accounting field to her attention to detail and ability to patiently work through tough challenges. By demonstrating a personal investment in her clients and team and contributing to a positive work environment, she closely relates to Bland’s mission.

“Becoming a Partner has been a longstanding goal of mine since I started at Bland and Associates. I am thrilled to now be a part of the Partner Group that works to foster an environment conducive to
supporting everyone in the pursuit of their goals here at Bland just like they did for me.”