Role Model

Raymond “Ray” Jeandron, Jr., CPA

KPMG, LLP (Retired)

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Raymond J. Jeandron, Jr. serves as part-time CFO for ORX Exploration Inc. and operates a private tax practice. Before retiring from KPMG, LLP, Ray was in charge of the New Orleans Office Tax practice and the Southwest Area Accounting Methods and Credit Group.

Combining his love of accounting with amateur and professional sports, Ray served as President of the Sugar Bowl from 2007-2008 and as a Trustee with the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. He is also proud to have served on the local New Orleans organizing committee for the Final Four.

Ray’s tireless dedication to the CPA industry is demonstrated by his service as President of the Louisiana CPA Society, where he helped establish the Louisiana Accountancy Act. This legislation played an important role in improving transparency between CPAs and their clientele. One highlight of his many years of service to the profession includes Ray’s service as Council Member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Outside of the CPA industry, Ray has served many organizations throughout the New Orleans community. The first among these is his alma mater, the University of New Orleans College of Business, which honored him as Alumnus Of The Year. Ray also received KPMG, LLP’s Chairman’s Award in Volunteerism in recognition of his commitment to the Greater New Orleans region.

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