Around Louisiana

The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants honored various members for their contributions to the CPA profession and their communities. The Distinguished Service Award went to Robert "Bob" Angelico, president and managing partner of Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans, and William "Bill" Potter, a senior tax director at Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC in Baton Rouge, for their work supporting the society's state and local taxation legislation efforts; and to Lynne Burkart, of Metairie, a director in Postlethwaite & Netterville's accounting and assurance services group and director of assurance services for the firm's New Orleans office, for public service leadership and volunteerism, impact, involvement and innovation.

The Special Recognition Award went to David Glaviano, of Kenner, a consultant for MIC Global Services and International-Matex Tank Terminals, and Arthur Parham, a general tax adviser for Entergy Corp. and chair of the board of directors of the Council on State Taxation, for their service in reviewing proposed state legislation and helping to educate lawmakers to protect people affected by legislation.

The Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award to Kerry Nichols, of Kenner, corporate controller for Wm. B. Reily & Co. Inc. in New Orleans, for using his skills for the effective performance of a company.

The Life Membership Award went to James Ryder, of Kenner, who owns his own firm, for his record of achievement over 50 years to benefit the future of CPAs throughout Louisiana.

The Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award to Diane Allison, of Prairieville, chief financial officer of the Orleans Parish School Board and previously director of business services of the Ascension Parish School Board, and the Women to Watch Emerging Leader Award to Krystal Calix, of Covington, an audit senior manager with Ernst & Young, for being inspirational leaders in the profession and their communities.