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Hardy Foreman, CPA

Hardy D. Foreman, CPA

How I got to LSUS: I attended a very small high school and really enjoyed that experience - as far as the hands-on instruction time with my teachers. Therefore, LSU Shreveport was the natural fit for me because I wanted to enjoy those very same benefits at my college of choice. 

Fond Memories of LSUS: I really enjoyed the relationships between my many professors. They really cared about their pupils in general and me personally. 

LSUS faculty who helped me: Dr. Frederick (Rick) Parker, Jr.

How LSUS helped me succeed: LSU Shreveport provided me with a world-class education at a small institution with great professors who really care about their respective students. 

What I do now: Tax Partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Pathway to my current career position: I utilized the tremendous education I received from LSU Shreveport.

About my job: Advising my clientele regarding their business and personal tax affairs.    

Advice to college-bound students: You have to dream big and work exceptionally hard because no one else can dream or follow through for you. I sincerely believe in hard work and in dreaming big with regard to my personal goals. 

Advice to someone who wants to enter my field: You must commit to the profession, but the greatest benefit is the ability to work with extremely knowledgeable professionals on a daily basis. 

Tips on choosing a major or career: Discover what you're good at. Take a career aptitude test and pursue a career that takes advantage of your unique skill set. 

My toughest professional challengeFinding a way to manage and lead highly intelligent professionals.

My toughest personal challenge: Balancing my work responsibilities as a Partner in a major accounting firm with three small children and my wife.

What I'd be doing if I had all the time in the world: I would still have my position with the Firm, but I would attend all of my children's sports events - including practices!

Successes in my life:
Named one of the 40 under 40 by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce - 2008
Past President - LSUS Alumni Association
Past President Elect - Shreveport Chapter of the LCPA
Past Director of Finance for the Mudbug Festival
2015 LSUS Alumni Association Circle of Excellence Award

I've learned this from life: Hard work can conquer and overcome any personal deficiences. Always do your very best no matter what the task.