Hardy 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 challenge: Finding 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:
Vice Chairman, Junior Achievement of North LA Board of Directors
LSUS Foundation Board of Directors
LSUS Alumni Association Circle of Excellence Award - 2015
Named a 40 under 40 Award Winner by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce - 2008
Past President - LSUS Alumni Association Board of Directors
Past President of the Shreveport Chapter for the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants
Past Director of Finance for the Mudbug Madness Festival
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.