LSU College of Business Adds to Hall of Distinction, CPA Society Announces Board Members | Economic news
Melanie Bronfin joined the Board of the Bureau of Governmental Research.
Bronfin is the founder and former executive director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, an independent source of data, research, and policy proposals related to young children. She is President and CEO of Bronfin Policy Strategies. She won the BGR Excellence in Government Citizenship Award in 2020.
The Society of Louisiana CPAs announced its 2022-23 Board of Directors:
Seth Norris de Ville Platte, was named President 2022-23. Norris is the chief financial officer of Cottonport Bank.
John “Bryan” Ehricht was named president-elect and will automatically become president in August 2023. Ehricht is a managing director at James, Lambert, Riggs and Associates in Hammond.
Bridget Kaigler was elected treasurer. Kaigler is Senior Director of Tax and Regulatory Reporting at Amedisys in Baton Rouge
Gary Dresser serves as immediate past president. Dressler is an associate director in the tax services group of Postlethwaite & Netterville in Metairie.
Greg Booth was elected for a further two-year term as a member at large. He is a director of the tax services group of Postlethwaite & Netterville in Metairie.
Anthony Rutledge is in the second year of a two-year term as a member at large. He is a Senior Executive, Audit and Assurance Services, at LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors in Covington.
Kenneth Champagne is in the second year of a two-year term as a member at large. He is senior vice president, business services at Confie in Baton Rouge.
Jessica Cormier was elected for a two-year term as a member at large. She is vice president of talent development at Allinial Global in Baton Rouge.
Brandon Lagarde is in the second year of a two-year term as a member at large. Lagarde is a principal at Postlethwaite & Netterville in Baton Rouge where he leads the firm’s tax services group.
The LSU EJ Ourso College of Business has announced its 2022 Hall of Distinction inductees – Scott R. Brakebill and Brandon Landry.
Additionally, the winner of this year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award is Jaime Glas. The college will honor Brakebill, Landry and Glas at a banquet Oct. 6 at the Business Education Complex.
Brakebill is the founder of Lagniappe Capital and co-founder of Conversion Partners. Previously, he held positions at Morgan Stanley & Co. and Bank of America. He is also a board member of the LSU Foundation.
Brakebill received a bachelor’s degree from LSU and a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Landry is the founder and CEO of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux. Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s has grown from a local favorite to a national brand, with 66 locations open and more than 150 more restaurants in the works.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in management from LSU.
Glas is the founder and owner of Queen of Sparkles, a clothing and accessories brand based in Baton Rouge. Queen of Sparkles is sold in over 600 stores worldwide. Before launching Queen of Sparkles, Glas combined her engineering background and her love of fashion to create the HauteWork brand, the first flame-resistant, women-focused clothing company in the United States.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in international business and finance and a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering with minors in Chinese culture and commerce, all from LSU.