We're here for you.
LCPA's professional and friendly staff is committed to making member satisfaction our #1 goal. Throughout your career, we want to be your "go-to" resource to help you be the best at what you do.
Contact our Member Support Team at 504.464.1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the requirements necessary to obtain or renew a CPA license in Louisiana, please contact the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana at 504.566.1244 or visit their website.
Ron Gitz, CPA, CGMA
As the ED and CEO of the premier association of Louisiana CPAs, I get to go to work each day and represent the best interests of the CPA profession — my colleagues and friends — how awesome is that! When I’m not at the main office, I’m in Baton Rouge at the Capitol talking to legislators, or I’m on the road meeting with my peers and discussing how to tackle the biggest issues facing the profession. I also enjoy 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.
EMAIL ME or call 504.464.1040
Lisa Williams, CAE
Chief Operating Officer
Member Service is my top priority. By managing the Society’s financial activities, our member service support specialists, the in-house facility, and Human Resources, my goal is to provide a pleasant member service-oriented environment. I can completely relate to the demands of what’s needed to keep up with forms, deadlines, compliance, and regulations. I’m proud to have earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential and will use the knowledge I’ve gained to keep our organization running smoothly.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1134
Laura Murray, CAE
Chief Information Officer
I take care of all things technology for the Society, from keeping our equipment and programs up to date and secure, to analyzing data and tracking trends in membership.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1124
I work on all Society communications, print and digital. I enjoy writing and editing Lagniappe magazine and getting the chance to feature our members and the good things they’re doing for the profession. I administer LCPA’s Education Foundation Scholarship program and lead the Society’s financial literacy efforts.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1125
Member Engagement and Event Manager
I secure off-site locations for LCPA seminars and special events; staff off-site events; sell continuing education to firms and companies, coordinate/contract rental agreements and invoicing for LCPA’s training facility, and all off-site events payables. In addition to these responsibilities, I'm a part of the Member Success Team, working directly with firm and corporate administrators to provide the day-to-day support they need. After more than 30 years with LCPA, my members are more like my family.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1131
I handle the majority of our email communications and want to make sure what you get from us is relevant to you and timely. If you have questions or feedback about emails, I'm your girl. Plus, I can help you customize your settings. I also work on our print materials, web content, and am the main contact for event sponsors and exhibitors. Find me at the next conference and introduce yourself!
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1133
Event and Member Engagement Manager
I have the joy of helping curate fantastic experiences for LCPA through trainings, conferences, happy hours, chapter partnerships, and board meetings. You will be able to find me at our social gatherings, supporting LCPA through logistical coordination and management. I might even be roaming around snapping some photos! Please introduce yourself to me and come with any questions, feedback, and thoughts on how we can be better partners for our members through onsite and virtual experiences.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1129
Member Success and Conference Coordinator
I help plan agendas and coordinate speakers for LCPA’s conferences and workshops. Thousands of members attend our events each year, so it’s important that we think of everything (or try to). There’s a lot that needs to be done before the day of the event in regards to speakers and their presentations and use my love for being organized to make it happen. I'm also a part of the Member Success Team, so if you need assistance, I'm here to help.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1135
Member Success and Accounting Coordinator
I work in Member Support, which is taking care of our members to their satisfaction. I also assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable along with general day-to-day operations within the finance department.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1152
Director of Government and Political Affairs
As the Director of Government and Political Affairs, my primary responsibility is representing the organization's interests in legislative and political arenas. I lead advocacy efforts, monitor legislative activities impacting the accounting profession, and develop strategies to influence policy decisions beneficial to CPAs. Additionally, I oversee the creation of advocacy materials, organize grassroots campaigns, engage members in political initiatives, and the operations of our Political Action Committee, aiming to advance LCPA's objectives within the governmental landscape.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1127
Stacey Lockwood, CAE
Senior Director of Public Affairs and Practice Quality
My role combines advocacy and relationship building with various state government agencies including the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Workforce Commission, Legislative Auditor, and Economic Development. I am staff liaison to LCPA tax committees and coordinate meetings and outreach to the IRS. I also oversee the Peer Review Program, Professional Ethics and the Review Panel.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1136
Mark P. Harris, CPA
Director of Professional Services
In serving as the CPA on staff of the AICPA Peer Review Program administered by LCPA, I manage the processes to ensure the Society’s full commitment to the objectives of the Program. I engage in peer to peer relationships in overseeing the report acceptance process of LCPA’s Peer Review Committee and the implementation of the Peer Review Standards. Participation in the Peer Review program demonstrates a CPA firm’s commitment to professionalism. The Standards applied by our exceptional peer reviewers provides a fair and efficient evaluation of the quality of each participating firm’s financial reporting.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1144
Manager of Practice Quality
I am responsible for the administrative support of the peer review program and professional ethics. Peer review is important for firms that perform audits, reviews or compilations, and it shows their commitment to quality. I’m very detail-oriented, and that’s why this is a great job for me — it’s my way to show my commitment to quality.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1143
Administrative Support Specialist
I focus on general admin support. My job duties consist of making attendee lists, registration lists, and name badges for conferences and workshops. I also do the office mail, order office supplies, and assist with anything in our facility to make sure our classes run smoothly.
EMAIL ME or call 504.904.1130