The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) held its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on August 17 at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. The following were elected to positions on LCPA's 2022-23 Board of Directors:
Seth Norris, CPA, a native and resident of Ville Platte, was named Chair of the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA). Mr. Norris is the CFO of Cottonport Bank. An LCPA board member since 2017, Mr. Norris is the youngest Chair in the association's 111-year history. He also is a Past President of LCPA's Acadiana Chapter.
John "Bryan" Ehricht, CPA, of Hammond, serves as Chair-Elect and will automatically assume the role of Chair in August 2023. Mr. Ehricht is Managing Director with James, Lambert, Riggs and Associates, Inc. in Hammond. He is a Past President and current Member at-Large of LCPA's Northshore Chapter.
Bridget Kaigler, CPA, CGMA, was elected Treasurer. Ms. Kaigler is Senior Director of Tax & Regulatory Reporting at Amedisys, Inc. She is a Board of Trustee for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation and AICPA Benevolent Fund. She Past President of LCPA’s Baton Rouge Chapter.
Greg Booth, CPA, of Metairie, is serving a new two-year term as a Member at-Large. He is a Director in the Postlethwaite & Netterville Tax Services Group in Metairie. Mr. Booth is a past president of the LCPA's New Orleans Chapter and Emerging CPA Council representative.
Kenneth Champagne, CPA, is serving the second year of a two-year term as Member at-Large. A Past President of LCPA's Baton Rouge Chapter, Mr. Champagne is Senior Vice President, Business Services with Confie.
Jessica Cormier, CPA, was elected to a two-year term (2022-24) as Member at-Large. A Past President of LCPA's Baton Rouge Chapter, Ms. Cormier is Vice President of Talent Development at Allinial Global.
Brandon Lagarde, CPA, JD, LLM, is serving the second year of a two-year term as Member at-Large. Mr. Lagarde is a Director at Postlethwaite & Netterville and leads the Tax Services Group.
Anthony Rutledge, CPA, MBA, of Covington, is serving the second year of a two-year term as a Member at-Large. He is a Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance Services, with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors in Covington. Mr. Rutledge is a Past President and current Member at-Large of LCPA's Northshore Chapter and a past representative of the Society's Emerging CPA Council.
Gary Dressler, CPA, of Metairie, will serve as the association's Immediate Past Chair. Mr. Dressler is an Associate Director with Postlethwaite & Netterville's Tax Services Group in Metairie.
LCPA is a non-profit professional association serving more than 6,000 current and future CPAs statewide. It is the premier organization of accountants in the state.