Leadership

Leading LCPA forward.

We derive strength from our volunteer leaders, the members committed to driving our association forward. Meet the CPAs elected to represent your needs and interests at the society and chapter levels.

2020-21 Election of Officers will take place at LCPA's Annual Meeting, July 18 
All LCPA members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, which includes the election of officers and the presentation of our annual awards, followed by a reception. Join us at The Lodge in Gulf Shores, AL,  as we welcome our new group of leaders who will bravely shape our association for continued advancement.

Jay Montalbano Jr., CPA, CVA, CCIFP
Chair

Jay Montalbano now serves as LCPA's 2020-2021 Chair. He is Managing Partner with Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP in Baton Rouge where his practice concentrates on accounting, assurance, consulting and growth needs of companies in the construction industry. Jay received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU.

Listen to Jay’s inspiring message that encourages all members to take advantage of valuable connections especially in these challenging times.

Gary Dressler, CPA
Chair-Elect

Gary is serving as LCPA's 2020-2021 Chair-Elect and will automatically becomes Chair in 2021. He is an Associate Director with Postlethwaite & Netterville’s Tax Services Group in New Orleans where his primary focus is on all matters pertaining to state and local taxation, including planning, consulting, audit representation, and representation at both state and local appeals hearings.

Seth Norris, CPA
Treasurer

Seth Norris is serving as LCPA's 2020-2021 Treasurer. He has his own firm in Ville Platte, LA. He is a past president of LCPA’s Acadiana Chapter. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Greg Booth, CPA
Member at-Large

Greg Booth is serving a two-year term (2020-2022) as a Member at-Large. He is a Director in the Postlethwaite & Netterville Tax Services Group in Metairie where he focuses on the real estate, restaurant and professional service industries. He is a past president of the LCPA's New Orleans Chapter and Emerging CPA Council representative. Greg has a Master of Science, Taxation from the University of New Orleans, and a Bachelor of Science, Accountancy from Loyola University.

Kenneth Champagne, CPA
Member at-Large

Kenneth Champagne is serving a two-year term (2019-2021) as a Member at-Large. He is the Senior Vice President, Premium Finance Business Unit, for Confie in Baton Rouge. In addition to serving as a Member at Large, Kenneth is very active in the Society's financial literacy efforts and is a past president of LCPA's Baton Rouge Chapter. He has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from LSU. 

Bryan Ericht, CPA
Member at-Large

Bryan Ehricht is serving a two-year term (2018-2020) as a Member at-Large. He is an Associate Director with James, Lambert, Riggs and Associates, Inc. in Hammond, where he focuses on tax. Bryan earned a BS Accounting from Centenary College and a Masters in Tax from the University of New Orleans.

Jennifer Forest, CPA
Member at-Large

Jennifer is serving a two-year term (2019-2021) as a Member at-Large. She is an Internal Auditor with RoyOMartin in Alexandria. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Louisiana College and a Master’s degree in Accounting from LSU. She is a past president of LCPA’s Central Louisiana Chapter and Emerging CPA Council representative.

J. Drew Pendarvis, CPA
Member at-Large

Drew Pendarvis is serving a two-year term (2020-2022) as a Member at Large. He is Controller/Office Manager of McCartney Oil in Jena, LA. He is a past president of the LCPA's Northeast Chapter. Drew has a a Bachelor of Accountancy from University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Anthony Rutledge, CPA
Member at-Large

Anthony Rutledge is serving a two-year term (2019-2021) as a Member at-Large. He is Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance Services with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors in Covington. He is a past president of the LCPA's Northshore Chapter and Emerging CPA Council representative. Anthony has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Management Minor, and a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Jason MacMorran, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA
Immediate-Past Chair

Jason MacMorran serves as LCPA's Immediate-Past Chair. He is a Director with P&N Consulting in Baton Rouge where his practice focuses on business valuation, transaction advisory services, and economic damages. He has a bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and a Master of Science in Finance from LSU.

Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA
Executive Director/CEO

As the ED and CEO of the premier association of Louisiana CPAs, Ron gets to go to work each day and represent the best interests of the CPA profession! When he's not at the main office, he's in Baton Rouge at the Capitol talking to legislators, or on the road meeting with his peers and discussing how to tackle the biggest issues facing the profession. He also enjoys working with our Louisiana Society leaders to create and execute a meaningful strategic vision for our association so we stay progressive and viable in this constantly changing world.

Chapter Presidents

W. Kyle George, CPA
Acadiana Chapter

Roomi Shakir, CPA
Northeast Chapter

Jessica Cormier, CPA
Baton Rouge Chapter

Lester Richoux, CPA
Northshore Chapter

Nick Fowlkes, CPA
Central Chapter

Claire Sevier, CPA
Shreveport Chapter

Payton Fruge, CPA
Lake Charles Chapter

Justin Ratley, CPA
South Central Chapter

Brett Summerville, CPA
New Orleans Chapter