J. Gerard Jolly was a long-time partner in the nationally recognized accounting firm of KPMG LLP until his retirement in 2012.  In his 38 year career with KPMG, Mr. Jolly served in a variety of roles including the firm’s National Managing Partner of its mid-market business and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.  As a member of the KPMG board, Mr. Jolly served as Chairman of the Audit, Finance and Operations Committee as well as the Nominating Committee.

Mr. Jolly is a licensed CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University where he is a member of the E.J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction.  He has served as President of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the E.J. Ourso College of Business, and Chairman of both the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.