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LCPA Honors Members' Outstanding Service

Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ann Lupo

At the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants' (LCPA) Annual Meeting on June 13 in Lake Charles, 9 members were honored for their remarkable contributions to the CPA profession and the community. LCPA also recognized Baton Rouge high school educator, Emily Terracina.


Four members received LCPA's Lifetime Membership Award to recognize their extensive record of achievement to benefit the future of CPAs throughout Louisiana. A donation will be made in their names to LCPA’s Education Foundation which supports scholarships to accounting students. 

Ralph Cox, CPA, is a retired Managing Partner from Bourgeois Bennett in Metairie. Mr. Cox is a past president of the LCPA and its New Orleans chapter. He serves on the boards and committees of several charities and civic organizations, including the Catholic Foundation, Salmen Family Foundation, UNO Foundation, GPOA Foundation, Fore! Kids Foundation and New Orleans Board of Trade.


Jerry Jolly, CPA, was a long-time partner in the accounting firm of KPMG LLP until his retirement in 2012; he now serves on the Board of PetroQuestEnergy, Inc. Mr. Jolly has served in leadership roles on many nonprofit boards and has been inducted into the Catholic High School Hall of Fame, the Hall of Distinction at the E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU, and was recognized as a 2017 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist.  


Peggy Scott, CPA, CGMA, ABV, CFF, is a pioneer for women, becoming the first female office Managing Partner with the accounting firm of Deloitte. She also held executive roles in healthcare, including Chief Operating Officer and CFO at Blue Cross. Ms. Scott now is Board Chair for Cleco and is on the Blue Cross Foundation board where she previously served as Chair/CEO. Having served as President, she is on the LSU College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. She is in the LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction, LSU’s highest honor, and the College of Business’ Hall of Distinction.


Alfred E. (Ted) Stacey IV, CPA, is a retired Partner from Bourgeois Bennett, L.L.C., a CPA and consulting firm in New Orleans. While there, he handled a variety of tax matters and specializes in tax research and planning for individuals and businesses. Mr. Stacey currently serves as a Member at Large on LCPA's Board of Directors and as an adjunct professor of accounting at UNO and Loyola.


Robert (Bob) Angelico, CPA, received LCPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award. The award is presented annually to the Louisiana discussion leader based on evaluations of participants and overall quality of courses. The President and Managing Partner of Liskow & Lewis, Mr. Angelico is a frequent speaker on the the topic of state and local tax issues. He also is a past president of the LCPA and its New Orleans chapter.


Jeffrey Koonce, CPA, General Counsel of Bernhard Capital Partners, received LCPA's Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award to recognize his contributions as a CPA to enhance the overall performance of his employer. Mr. Koonce is involved in his community as a Board member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Chair-Elect and Board member of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Chairman of the Baton Rouge Chapter of Legatus, Board member of the Baton Rouge City Club.


Layne McDaniel, CPA, CGMA, received LCPA's Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement and innovation of a Louisiana CPA. Mr. McDaniel is President of Noesis Data, LLC, and President of the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation. He currently serves as Chair of the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts, Chair of the Fund Development Committee for The Arc of East Ascension, Chair of the Dream Teachers’ Selection Committee, and Chair of the Fund Development Committee for the 2018 Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala.


Nene Glenn Gianfala, CPA/ABV, CEIV, ASA-BV/IA, was named Women to Watch Emerging Leader for her professional accomplishments and work in mentoring other female leaders. She is a Vice President of the Valuation Group at Chaffe & Associates, Inc. where she provides business valuation services to public and private companies for estate, gift and income tax planning, financial reporting, corporate planning, and employee stock ownership plans and litigation. Ms. Gianfala also performs intellectual property and intangible asset valuations for purchase price allocations, impairment testing, internal asset management, portfolio valuation and litigation support.


Lee Ann Sciambra, CPA, was named Women to Watch Experienced Leader for her professional accomplishments and work in mentoring other female leaders. A Tax Partner and the Managing Partner of KPMG's New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices, Ms. Sciambra devotes her time to both market development and community service, as well as being focused on staff development and maintaining a diverse workplace.


Emily Terracina was presented with LCPA's Honorary Member Award. The award is given to non-CPAs for outstanding service that enhances the field of accounting and the CPA profession. This is only the 12th award of its kind to be presented in LCPA’s 107-year history. Mrs. Terracina began her teaching career in 1975 and recently retired from Catholic High School where she taught accounting among other courses. LCPA recognized Emily's contributions to inspiring future generations of CPAs and business professionals, many of whom now work in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.


LCPA ( 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.


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