Joseph Zanco Receives AICPA National Public Service Award
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Posted by: Ann Lupo
Joseph Zanco, CPA, CIA, member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA), was recognized by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) with its 2016 National Public Service Award.
This annual award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding public service. Zanco, who resides with his family in Lafayette, was chosen from among a select field of candidates from across the country.
From working on economic development efforts to teaching inmates financial literacy skills, Zanco has been recognized for his many efforts to improve life in the Acadiana area. He is a member of the board of directors and past chairman of One Acadiana, which promotes regional economic growth. He serves as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees for Lafayette General Health, Acadiana’s largest non-profit, community-owned regional health system. He is the founder of Lead the Change Now, a movement focused on inspiring personal responsibility and serving others. He also is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette, a community leadership development program. He was recently named Junior Achievement of Acadiana’s Business Person of the Year.
“So many people have invested in my life over the years,” said Zanco, “It brings me great joy to attempt to give back some of what I’ve been given.”
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Home Bank and parent, Home Bancorp., Inc., Zanco directs the accounting operations, financial reporting, treasury, investor relations, human resources and marketing functions. He joined Home Bank in 2008.
He is an active member of LCPA's Acadiana Chapter, where he has served on the board of directors and has been a past president. In 2016, he was awarded the LCPA’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The award is the organization’s highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement and innovation. He earned his accounting degree at Louisiana State University.
LCPA (lcpa.org) is a non-profit professional association serving more than 7,000 current and future CPAs statewide. It is the premier organization of accountants in the state.