Mr. Stroud has been involved in the management of Georges Enterprises and related companies since 1991, and currently oversees all aspects of financial reporting, banking, insurance and compliance with external requirements for all companies. He graduated from Northwestern State University in 1968 with a B.S. in Accounting and was employed by Arthur Andersen & Co. in New Orleans LA at that time. Mr. Stroud practiced public accounting at increasing levels of responsibility until 1981. For the following ten years, he served as Vice President of Finance and Operations for a division of a large privately owned company in New Orleans. Mr. Stroud is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.