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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.

Meet our 2022-23 Board of Directors

Seth Norris, CPA
Chair

Seth Norris serves as the 2022-23 Chair of the non-profit professional association. He is the youngest Chair in the association's 111-year history. His theme is Solving for x. "As CPAs, we all have to solve problems and puzzles to some degree. We can usually find those solutions in the people closest to the problems and the people around us."

Seth is the CFO of Cottonport Bank and has his own firm in Ville Platte, LA. He is a Past President of the Acadiana Chapter and is actively involved in the Society's Financial Literacy Committee. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a graduate of the School of Banking at LSU.

Bryan Ehricht, CPA
Chair-Elect

Bryan Ericht serves as Chair-Elect and will automatically assume the role of Chair in August 2023. He is Managing Director with James, Lambert, Riggs and Associates, Inc. in Hammond, where he focuses on tax. A Past President of the Northshore Chapter and a current Member at-Large, Bryan is a member of LCPA's Legislative Steering Task Force. He earned a BS in Accounting from Centenary College and a Masters in Tax from the University of New Orleans.

Bridget Kaigler, CPA, CGMA, CMA
Treasurer

Bridget Kaigler serves as Treasurer. She also is on the Board of Trustee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation and AICPA Benevolent Fund. A Past President of the Baton Rouge Chapter, she has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is Senior Director of Tax & Regulatory Reporting at Amedisys, Inc. 

Greg Booth, CPA
Member at-Large

Greg Booth is serving a two-year term (2022-24) 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 (2021-23) as a Member at-Large. He is is Senior Vice President, Business Services, 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. 

Jessica Cormier, CPA
Member at-Large

Jessica Cormier, is serving a two-year term (2022-24) as Member at-Large. A Past President of LCPA's Baton Rouge Chapter, She is Vice President of Talent Development at Allinial Global. Jessica received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from LSU.

Brandon Lagarde, JD, CPA
Member at-Large

Brandon Lagarde is serving a two-year term as Member at-Large (2021-23). He is a Director with Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC, where he leads the firm's Tax Services Group. He received a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU and Master of Laws, Taxation from the University of Florida. Brandon is a graduate of Leadership Greater Baton Rouge and was named to the Baton Rouge Business Report's Top 40 under 40.

J. Drew Pendarvis, CPA
Member at-Large

Drew Pendarvis is serving a two-year term (2022-24) 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 Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Anthony Rutledge, CPA
Member at-Large

Anthony Rutledge is serving a two-year term (2021-23) as a Member at-Large. He is a Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance Services, with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors in Covington. Anthony is a Past President and current Member at-Large of LCPA's Northshore Chapter and a previous representative of the Society's Emerging CPA Council. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Management Minor, and a Master of Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.

Gary Dressler, CPA
Immediate-Past Chair

Gary Dressler is the LCPA's Immediate-Past Chair. 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.

Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA
Executive Director/CEO

As the ED and CEO of the premier association of Louisiana CPAs, Ron Gitz goes to work each day and represents 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.

2022-23 Chapter Presidents

Quinton Autin, CPA
Acadiana Chapter

Baylie Churchwell, CPA
Northeast Chapter

Ben Vance, CPA
Baton Rouge Chapter

Megan Lynch, CPA
Northshore Chapter

Emily Bourgeois, CPA
Central Chapter

Bonnie Pesnell, CPA
Shreveport Chapter

Jessi Lott, CPA
Lake Charles Chapter

Ross Valure, CPA
South Central Chapter

Sean Blais, CPA
New Orleans Chapter