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

Ray’s 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, which established laws that improve and transparency between CPAs and their clients. His many years of service to the profession included serving as a council member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Ray’s passion for professional and amateur sports is illustrated by his service as a Trustee of the Patrick F Taylor Foundation and his many years of service with the Sugar Bowl. In addition to being involved in most financial matters, he served as Sugar Bowl President from 2007-2008 when the traditional Sugar Bowl game was followed by the BCS championship game for the first time. He has also served on the local New Orleans organizing committee for the Final Four.

Outside of the CPA industry, Ray has served many organizations including the University of New Orleans, where he was honored as Alumnus Of The Year for the school’s College of Business. Ray also received the KPMG Chairman’s Award in Volunteerism in recognition of his service to the New Orleans Community.

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