New Orleans

  • 4227 Canal Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Phone: 504-486-7275
  • Fax: 504-482-2516
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Kevin M. Neyrey, CPA, CVA, PFS, AEP, CFF

Managing Partner
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Kevin Neyrey joined Ericksen Krentel in 1984 and serves as managing partner in addition to partner in charge of the firm’s Tax Services Section. He also serves as leader of the firm's maritime segment. 

Kevin has extensive experience in providing business valuation services, litigation services ,and estate and personal financial planning service in addition to tax planning for businesses, individuals, and estates and trusts. 

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Southeastern Louisiana University; Master in Business Administration, Tulane University; Master's degree in Accounting, University of New Orleans

Memberships and Affiliations:
- American Institute of CPAs
- Louisiana Society of CPAs (Past Chairman-Litigation Services - Committee; Past Chairman-Taxation Committee, New Orleans Chapter)
- New Orleans Estate Planning Council (Past President)
- National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (Past Board Member)

Ronald H. Dawson, Jr., CPA

Partner
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As partner in charge of Ericksen Krentel’s Accounting and Audit Services Section and leader of the firm's construction and real estate niches, Ronnie Dawson oversees the day-to-day operations of more than 20 accountants. He specializes in accounting, auditing and systems design and has expertise with governmental, not-for-profit, marine transport, construction, retail, continuing care retirement communities, automobile dealerships and gaming-related organizations.

As a member of the firm’s executive committee, he is responsible for creating growth strategies that help the firm better serve the needs of its clients and the marketplace. 

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, University of New Orleans

Memberships and Affiliations
- American Institute of CPAs
- Louisiana Society of CPAs
- Christopher Homes. Inc. (Vice Chair, Executive Committee)
- Associated Builders and Contractors (Treasurer, Executive Committee)
- Associated Grocers, Inc. (Board of Directors)
- Catholic Foundation (Board of Directors)
- East Jefferson General Foundation Hospital Foundation (Treasurer, Executive Committee)
- Charles Borromeo Church (Finance Committee)
- Clifford F. Spanier Foundation (Treasurer)

 

Claude M. Silverman, CPA, CITP, CGMA

Partner
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Claude Silverman, a partner in Ericksen Krentel’s Accounting and Audit Services Section and leader of the firm’s healthcare segment, has more than 30 years of accounting, auditing and consulting experience. He specializes in accounting, auditing and systems design for a variety of entities including privately owned businesses, governmental agencies and not-for-profits among industries including hospitality, healthcare, nonprofit and professional services. Claude also has experience in auditing employee benefit plans, including 401(k) plans, in accordance with DOL and ERISA guidelines. Claude also is in charge of the firm's Information Technology Section.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, University of New Orleans

Memberships and Affiliations:
- American Institute of CPAs (Information Management & Technology Assurance Section)
- Louisiana Society of CPAs (Past Member, Business Consulting, Healthcare and Technology committees)
- CPAAI (Information Technology Committee)
- Association for Corporate Growth Louisiana (Treasurer)
- Medical Group Management Association
- Healthcare Financial Management Association
- New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association
- Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association

Richard G. Mueller, CPA

Partner
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Richard Mueller joined Ericksen Krentel in 1983 and was admitted as a partner in 1990. Mr. Mueller is a partner in Ericksen Krentel's Tax Services Section, where he specializes in tax planning, research and compliance for individuals, corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and trusts and estates. Rich has worked with companies in the marine transport, restaurant, insurance, construction, real estate and gaming industries and has experience in representation before the IRS concerning tax audits and resolving tax issues.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, University of New Orleans

Memberships and Affiliations
- New Orleans Estate Planning Council
- New Orleans Sports Foundation (Volunteer; Past Lieutenant, Super Bowl XXXI and XXXVI Host Committees)
- Louisiana Guardianship Services, Inc. (Board Member)
- Bayou Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (Treasuer)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

- Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
- National Society of Tax Professionals

W. Eric Powers, CPA, CCIFP

Partner
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Eric Powers, a partner in Ericksen Krentel's Accounting and Audit Services Section, serves as head of the firm's hospitality niche, where he specifically focuses on issues facing restaurants locally and nationally.

Eric has extensive experience in all phases of auditing for clients, including nonprofit organizations, local government entities and 401(k) plans, as well as construction companies, retailers, wholesalers and other closely held corporations.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Indiana University 

Memberships and Affiliations:
- Louisiana Restaurant Association

- National Restaurant Association
- East Jefferson Business Association
- Louisiana State Board of CPAs Quality Review Program (Qualified Reviewer)
- Ormond Civic Association (Treasurer)
- American Institute of CPAs
- Society of Louisiana CPAs (Peer Review Committee)

Dennis J. Tizzard, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA

Partner
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Dennis Tizzard serves as partner in charge of Ericksen Krentel’s Consulting Services Section, where he provides litigation support, business economic loss analysis, business valuation and small business consulting services. That includes assisting clients and their legal counsel in forensic accounting and determining business valuations, especially as it relates to catastrophic events.

Under Dennis’ leadership, the firm was instrumental in helping hundreds of clients recover millions of dollars from business interruptions and damages caused by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. He also frequently serves as an expert witness to deliver forensic accounting and fraud analysis for a variety of industries from insurance to maritime.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Unviersity of New Orleans

Memberships and Affiliations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Society of Louisiana CPAs (Forensic, Valuation & Litigation Services Committee)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
- Louisiana Claims Association
- Boy Scouts of America Troop 269 (Assistant Scoutmaster)
- EasterSeals Louisiana (Board Member-Treasurer)

James E. Tonglet, CPA, CGMA

Partner
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Jim Tonglet serves as partner in charge of Ericksen Krentel’s Client Accounting Services Section, where he provides clients in industries such as hospitality, healthcare, maritime, insurance and manufacturing with cloud-based bookkeeping services and other virtual controller and CFO services. Jim's experience with privately owned small businesses, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations spans nearly 29 years. He is licensed to practice as a CPA in Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Virginia and Colorado.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, University of New Orleans

Memberships and Affiliations
- American Institute of CPAs
- Society of Louisiana CPAs
- Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association
- CPA Associates International (Government Services Committee)
- Tammany West Chamber (Public Affairs Committee)
- Rising Phoenix Referral Group (President)
- Knights of Columbus Council 2732 (Treasurer)
- Margaret Mary Parish Finance Council (Treasurer)
- Pope John Paul II High School (Parent Steering Committee-Fundraising)
- Brother Martin Alumni Association/Crimson and Gold Business Network

Bill Hodapp, CFP, CPA

Director of Financial Services
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Bill Hodapp is the Director of Financial Services for Ericksen Krentel Financial Group.  He works with clients to help clarify their values, identify and prioritize their goals, and gain an understanding of their current financial situation.  From there, he develops and implements strategies to align clients’ financial choices with their values to help them reach their goals.  Bill’s knowledge of investment advisory services, income and estate planning laws and other wealth management areas gives him the ability to understand a client’s complete financial picture and design a holistic solution. 

Bill has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry and over 20 years of total business experience.  He spent three years with an international CPA firm as an auditor.  Afterwards, he worked his way up to Partner in a CPA firm initially focused on income tax planning and preparation.  During that time Bill recognized the demand for comprehensive wealth management services integrated under one roof and he has been helping clients with their wealth management needs ever since.

Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from San Diego State University.  Bill is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional and a Certified Public Accountant.  In addition, he passed the Series 7, 6, 63 and 65 Securities examinations and has been licensed as a Financial Advisor since 1998.  Bill is also licensed to offer Life, Accident and Health Insurance by the State of Louisiana.

Mandeville

  • 2895 Highway 190, Suite 213
  • Mandeville, LA 70471
  • Phone: 985-727-0777
  • Fax: 985-727-6701
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