Michael Choate, CPA, MBA
In 1980 Michael obtained his accounting degree from LSU, and in 1989 received his Masters in Business Administration also from LSU. In 1981 Michael passed all four parts of the CPA exam; a feat achieved by only 10% of US candidates. Michael was named one of Baton Rouge's top "40 Under 40" by the Baton Rouge Business Report in 1995. Michael is licensed with the State of Louisiana to sell life and health insurance. His professional organizations include the Louisiana Society of CPAs, the AICPA, the Institution of Management Accountants (former president of Baton Rouge Chapter), the Baton Rouge and St. Tammany West Chambers of Commerce, the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau and the EBR Lions Club (President). Michael was born in New Orleans and has lived in Baton Rouge for over 40 years. His hobbies include LSU sports, golf, travel, and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife Laura, a Licensed Professional Counselor and faculty member at LSU, are members of the Chapel on the Campus. Michael and Laura have a son, Benjamin, and a daughter, Abigail.