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Bryan Slone Becomes President of Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry

02.07.2018

Bryan SloneBryan Slone, Of Counsel and Chair of the Tax Practice at Koley Jessen, has been selected as the next President of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“Chamber”).

Bryan was selected by the Chamber Board after Barry Kennedy announced he would be retiring in June after 31 years at the Chamber, the last 19 as President. In his new role Bryan will be responsible for planning, public policy leadership, membership and member relations, policy councils, chamber operations and financial management, as well as fostering relationships with public officials.

“While we will miss Bryan’s full-time presence in our office, we are excited to support him on his next journey as President of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” says Mike Hupp, President of Koley Jessen. “Bryan has a passion for public policy and this position will provide him with opportunities to do great things for the state of Nebraska.”

Bryan will begin his new position with the Chamber on or before May 1, 2018.

“It is extremely difficult for me to step away from private practice and client service, but I am able to do so with complete confidence in the talented team of tax attorneys I leave behind at Koley Jessen. My experience at the firm has been remarkable and I have the upmost appreciation and respect for my colleagues and friends at the firm who have and continue to support me,” says Slone. “As many people know, I have long had a passion for public policy matters, with a particular interest in economic development, regulatory reform, and budget and tax policy. This new role with the Chamber will provide me this unique opportunity to work with Nebraska businesses in these increasingly important areas, and I couldn’t pass it up.”

“Bryan’s extensive experience in tax, accounting, law, and public affairs will be a great asset to the Chamber,” says Hupp. “Nebraska businesses are fortunate to have him as the next leader of this important organization.”

Bryan joined Koley Jessen in 2014 after his candidacy in the Nebraska governor’s race. Prior to that he was the Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Omaha office where he was responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the firm.

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