2009 Keynote Speaker—Douglas Hultquist
Douglas M. Hultquist started QCR Holdings, Inc. in 1993, along with co-founder Michael A. Bauer. QCR Holdings is now a $1.5 billion, three-bank holding company headquartered in Moline, Illinois.
Mr. Hultquist is a certified public accountant and previously served as a tax partner with two major accounting firms. He began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1977 and was named a partner in 1987. In 1991, the Quad Cities office of KPMG Peat Marwick merged with McGladrey & Pullen. Mr. Hultquist served as a tax partner in the Illinois Quad Cities office of McGladrey & Pullen from 1991. During his public accounting career, Mr. Hultquist specialized in bank taxation and mergers and acquisitions. He graduated from Augustana College with majors in accounting, economics, and business administration.
Mr. Hultquist served on the board of directors of the PGA Tour John Deere Classic and was its Chairman for the July 2001 tournament. Mr. Hultquist serves on the board of the United Fire Company and is Chairman of the Augustana College Board of Trustees as well as serving on Augustana's Planned Giving Council. He also serves on the board of the TPC at Deere Run. Mr. Hultquist is a member of the Unified Growth Strategy-Policy Committee of the Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Iowa Society of CPAs. Along with Mr. Bauer, Mr. Hultquist received the 1998 Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" award for the Iowa and Nebraska region and was inducted into the Quad Cities Area Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2003.