Mr. Niemann has served as a director since 2019, and he is a Managing Director of Andersen Tax LLC (formerly known as WTAS LLC) having served in this position since June 2013. He is also the president and chief operating officer of Arthur Andersen LLP, and has been since 2003. He previously served on the administrative board of Arthur Andersen LLP and on the board of partners of Andersen Worldwide. Mr. Niemann began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1978 and has served in increasing responsibilities in senior management positions since 1992.
Mr. Niemann has served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Hines Global Income Trust, Inc. since August 2014. Since May 2012, he has also served as a director and is currently the chairman of the audit committee of HMS Income Fund, Inc. He previously served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Gateway Energy Corporation from June 2010 until December 2013 when the company went private.
Mr. Niemann has served on the board of directors of many Houston area non-profit organizations, including Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School (past chair of the board), The Regis School of the Sacred Heart (past chair of the board), The Houston Symphony, The University of St. Thomas, The Alley Theatre and Taping for the Blind, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Studies and a Master of Accounting from Rice University, received a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law and a Master of Law in taxation from the University of San Francisco School of Law.