John W. Hancock

John W. Hancock, CPA (Retired)
John founded Hancock & Dana, PC in 1985 and serves as former managing shareholder. He has extensive experience in partnership taxation, estate and gift tax planning, executive financial planning, and private foundation consulting and administration.
John is licensed in Nebraska and specializes in the manufacturing, retail, construction, bank and non-profit industries.  Prior to establishing Hancock & Dana, he spent seven years at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., and served as an officer in the United States Air Force.


University of Nebraska at Lincoln, BA
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, MS
University of Nebraska at Omaha, MBA

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants (NESCPA), Past President

Community Stewardship

  • Board of Directors, Weitz Series Mutual Funds
  • Trustee, University of Nebraska Foundation
  • Trustee, Peter Kiewit Foundation
  • Trustee, William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation
  • Trustee, William Condon Family Foundation
  • Past Chairman of Board of Trustees, Alegent Health Systems

Achievements & Certifications

  • NESCPA Gold Certificate for highest score on the CPA Exam
  • UNO Alumni Achievement Award