Merrick Aurora

Merrick Aurora

402.778.7962

maurora@lutz.us

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MERRICK AURORA + MARKETING MANAGER

Merrick Aurora is the Marketing Manager at Lutz with over five years of experience in marketing. She is responsible for developing and implementing Lutz’s marketing strategy, overseeing the marketing team, and managing internal and external branding efforts for all Lutz offices.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Advertising
  • Graphic Design
  • Internal & External Branding
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • American Marketing Association, Past Board Member
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Positivity | Futuristic | Woo | Communication | Achiever

CONTACT MERRICK AURORA

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OMAHA

13616 California Street, Suite 300

Omaha, NE 68154

P: 402.496.8800

HASTINGS

747 N Burlington Avenue, Suite 401

Hastings, NE 68901

P: 402.462.4154

LINCOLN 

601 P Street, Suite 103

Lincoln, NE 68508

P: 531.500.2000

GRAND ISLAND

3320 James Road, Suite 100

Grand Island, NE 68803

P: 308.382.7850

Scott Carrico

Scott Carrico

402.827.2035

scarrico@lutz.us

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SCOTT CARRICO + AUDIT SHAREHOLDER & DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Scott Carrico is an Audit Shareholder at Lutz with over 20 years of audit, tax, and consulting experience. He specializes in audits, reviews and compilations as well as consulting for monthly financial statement preparation and analysis, budget preparation and analysis, general business consulting, tax preparation and consulting.

Scott also serves as the Director of Marketing and Business Development where he oversees and implements the firms marketing and sales efforts.

AREAS OF FOCUS
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Exit Planning Institute, Member
  • Association for Accounting Marketing, Member
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BSBA, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Ronald McDonald House, Past Board Member
  • Marian High School, Fundraising
  • YPO, Strategic Partner
  • Vistage, Trusted Advisor Board
Strategic | Responsibility | Achiever | Futuristic | Learner

CONTACT SCOTT CARRICO

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OMAHA

13616 California Street, Suite 300

Omaha, NE 68154

P: 402.496.8800

HASTINGS

747 N Burlington Avenue, Suite 401

Hastings, NE 68901

P: 402.462.4154

LINCOLN 

601 P Street, Suite 103

Lincoln, NE 68508

P: 531.500.2000

GRAND ISLAND

3320 James Road, Suite 100

Grand Island, NE 68803

P: 308.382.7850

Mark Duren

Mark Duren

402.492.2120

mduren@lutz.us

MARK DUREN + MANAGING SHAREHOLDER 

Mark has over 30 years of public accounting experience, serving middle market privately-held businesses. He previously managed Lutz's accounting, auditing, and tax departments, and currently serves as the firm's Managing Shareholder. Mark oversees the firm by working with Lutz's management team. In addition, he consults on business management and tax matters.

AREAS OF FOCUS
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Associated General Contractors, Past President
  • Associated General Contractors - Nebraska Chapter. Past Member
  • Certified Public Accountant
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BSBA in Accounting, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • St. Vincent De Paul, Past Parish Endowment Committee Member
  • Active fund raising participant for various educational insitutions
  • Board member for various charitable causes
Achiever | Relator | Futuristic | Competition | Belief

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OMAHA

13616 California Street, Suite 300

Omaha, NE 68154

P: 402.496.8800

HASTINGS

747 N Burlington Avenue, Suite 401

Hastings, NE 68901

P: 402.462.4154

LINCOLN 

601 P Street, Suite 103

Lincoln, NE 68508

P: 531.500.2000

GRAND ISLAND

3320 James Road, Suite 100

Grand Island, NE 68803

P: 308.382.7850

Marisa Gift

Marisa Gift

402.496.8800

mgift@lutz.us

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MARISA GIFT + TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Marisa Gift is the Training and Development Manager at Lutz with over 15 years of experience. She helps shape the firm’s training and development strategy while also managing Lutz’s campus recruiting, orientation and mentoring programs.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Human Resources
  • Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Campus Recruiting
  • Performance
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Association for Talent Development, Member
  • Human Resource Association of the Midlands, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BA in Communication Studies & Politics, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • MA in Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Publicity Committee
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Music Ministry
  • Drake University National Alumni Board of Directors, Past Board Member
Discipline | Responsibility | Focus | Harmony | Empathy

CONTACT MARISA GIFT

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OMAHA

13616 California Street, Suite 300

Omaha, NE 68154

P: 402.496.8800

HASTINGS

747 N Burlington Avenue, Suite 401

Hastings, NE 68901

P: 402.462.4154

LINCOLN 

601 P Street, Suite 103

Lincoln, NE 68508

P: 531.500.2000

GRAND ISLAND

3320 James Road, Suite 100

Grand Island, NE 68803

P: 308.382.7850

Stephanie Hand

Stephanie Hand

402.496.8800

shand@lutz.us

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STEPHANIE HAND + HUMAN RESOURCES SHAREHOLDER

Steph Hand is a Human Resources Shareholder at Lutz with over 19 years of experience. She plays a key role in the people strategy for the firm including Lutz’s performance management process, employee relations and retention, talent management and benefits and compliance efforts.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Human Resources
  • Performance
  • Culture
  • Recruiting
  • Talent Management
AFFILIATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
  • Human Resource Association of the Midlands, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BS in Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • MA in Communication, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
Strategic | Ideation | Woo | Positivity | Individualization

CONTACT STEPHANIE HAND

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OMAHA

13616 California Street, Suite 300

Omaha, NE 68154

P: 402.496.8800

HASTINGS

747 N Burlington Avenue, Suite 401

Hastings, NE 68901

P: 402.462.4154

LINCOLN 

601 P Street, Suite 103

Lincoln, NE 68508

P: 531.500.2000

GRAND ISLAND

3320 James Road, Suite 100

Grand Island, NE 68803

P: 308.382.7850