Advisory Board

In addition to the accounting faculty, the Accounting Advisory Board participates in the planning and evaluation of the Nicholls State University accounting program. The advisory board is composed of a diverse group of individuals from public, industry and governmental accounting. To represent the accounting majors, current Nicholls students serve on the advisory board.  The current make-up of the board is as follows:

Jodie Arceneaux, CPA, Director of Audit
LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors

Tara Berger, CPA, Director of Finance
Amelia Belle Casino

Derek Boudreaux, Chief Financial Officer
Montco Offshore, Inc.

Edward R. Bouterie, CPA, Director
Bourgeois Bennett, LLC

Travis Brown, Senior Director Field Business Planning,
Charter Communications

Cindi Cook, Executive Assistant to CEO & Pres.     
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

Nolan Falgout, III, Chief Financial Officer
First American Bank & Trust

Don Gaudet, CPA, Business Manager
Lafourche Parish School Board

Faye Harris, CPA
Faye Harris CPA

Lauren Hebert, CPA
Darnall, Sikes, Gardes, and Frederick

Charles M. LeCompte, CPA
Charles M. LeCompte, CPA

Bryce Ledet, CPA
Bryce Ledet, CPA – A Professional Corporation

Stacy Lejeune, CPA, Business Manager
St. Charles Parish Public Schools

Kandace Mauldin, CPA, CFO     
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government

Barry Melancon, CPA , President and CEO     
American Institute of CPAs

Greg Piazza, Manager of Business Development

Tony Ruiz, CPA
Diez, Dupuy & Ruiz, LLC

Brett Terrebonne
Keller Williams Realty

Charles Theriot, CPA
Charles C. Theriot & Company

Melanie Riche Weisheit, CPA ,  Senior Network Pricing Consultant
United Health Care

STUDENT MEMBERS:  Student members are generally selected to serve on the advisory board during their sophomore or junior year. This allows them time to become involved within the Department of Accounting and Finance and to become knowledgeable about the curriculum.