Ronald A. Gitz II, CPA, CGMA serves as Executive Director of the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA). Prior to joining the non-profit professional association in 2012, Ron had a diverse career working both in public practice and industry. He owned and operated several businesses, including a restaurant, a document imaging and management solutions company, and later, a successful CPA practice. At the national level, Ron serves on the board of the CPA Society Executives Association (CPE-SEA) and AICPA’s Practice Monitoring of the Future Task Force. He currently is on the AICPA’s 2015 Interchange Executive Planning Committee. On the state level, he serves on the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Taxation & Finance Committee. Ron directs LCPA’s State Government Relations Program which recently was awarded a grant obtained through the The Accounting Coalition’s (TAC) Beta Grant Program, making Louisiana one of three grant recipients in the initial phase of the project. Ron enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, scuba diving, and cooking competitively.