Title: Professor, College of Business & Management

Campus: Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Nick Lebredo is a Professor of Accounting for the Keller Graduate School of Management and DeVry University. He has taught both onsite and online courses for the University since 2005. His areas of expertise are in management and financial accounting, budgeting, business statistics and forecasting, and policy analysis.

Dr. Lebredo’s instructional excellence has been recognized with two separate awards including the University’s highest honor, the P.R.I.D.E. (Professional Recognition of Integrity, Dedication, and Excellence) award.

Possessing a highly interdisciplinary background, Dr. Lebredo completed his PhD from the University of Central Florida. He also graduated in the top five percent of his class from the U.S. Naval Academy and has earned three additional graduate degrees from The Ohio State University, Webster University, and the Keller Graduate School of Management. Dr. Lebredo also holds the following six active professional licenses/certifications: CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CGMA (Certified Global Management Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CFM (Certified in Financial Management) and CGFM (Certified Government Financial Manager).

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Association of Government Accountants, the American Accounting Association, and the American Society for Public Administration.

Dr. Lebredo's research interests include managerial accounting, accounting ethics, fraud examination, sustainability management, leadership and professional development, and other public policy issues. His work has been accepted for publication (as author or co-author) in Public Administration Review, Public Performance and Management Review, Florida Public Health Review, Government Financial Management Topics, Fraud Magazine, and PA Times. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lebredo also held various positions in managerial accounting and budget management in the private sector and both the state and federal levels of government.

Thought Leadership

-       As changes occur in the ways businesses are managed, Dr. Lebredo believes developing strong self-leadership traits are essential for the young professional to be successful. Being self-directed, a trusted problem solver, and, above all, acquiring the capacity and willingness to continue learning will be critical success drivers.

-       As technology continues to alter the way professionals do business, Dr. Lebredo believes that it is important for colleagues to fully embrace collaboration across functional areas to break down silos and inspire synergies and breakthroughs. Developing the versatility to work across multiple disciplines will become increasingly valuable as organizations become leaner while seeking innovation and growth.

-      In the accounting profession, Dr. Lebredo foresees U.S. businesses eventually adopting international financial reporting standards, with greater emphasis on governance and transparency, as well as more resources being devoted to sustainability management. He also foresees significant changes within the auditing profession as federal regulators increase oversight and financial statement users insist on greater breadth of information. Future accountants that work on developing their competencies and character to become well-rounded, trusted business advisors will be in high demand.

To schedule an interview with Nick Lebredo, please contact Katie Pearson at (312) 861-5248 or katie.pearson@mslgroup.com.

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