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ABOUT TOMMIE 2017-08-31T10:27:20+00:00

ABOUT TOMMIE

Experience sets Tommie apart from all the other candidates.

Public School Graduate – Joseph S. Clark Class of 1974 – 6th in the Class

Xavier University – 1974 – 1975

Dillard University – BA in Accounting, Honors Graduate – 1978

Louisiana Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – (1981 – Current)

Chairman:  Budget Working Group — Orleans Parish Sheriff Office/Consent Decree (2014 – Cur)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO):  Criminal District Court (2014 – Cur)

Owner:  New Orleans Brass Hockey Team (1997 – 2002)

Adjunct Professor:  Dillard University and Southern University in New Orleans (1982 – 1990)

Chief Financial Officer:  New Orleans Chamber of Commerce & MetroVision (1991 – 1994)

President:  New Orleans Chapter of Society of Louisiana CPAs (SLCPA) (First African American) (1991)

President:  National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) (1992 – 1994)

President:  New Orleans Chapter – Dillard University Alumni Association

President Pro Tem:  Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (2006 – 2011)

Board Member District 7 (Appointed):  Orleans Parish School Board (1997)

President and Founding Member:  100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans (1997 – 1998)

Chairman:  Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans – Board of Directors (2014 & 2015)

Chairman:  Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans – Finance Committee (2004 – 2013)

Chairman:  Archbishop Hannan Community Appeal (2017)

Order of St. Louis award:  Archdiocese of New Orleans (2016)

Chairman:  United Negro College Fund (2003 – 2007)

Executive Campaign:  United Way of Greater New Orleans (1993)

President:  Pastoral Board – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – Shrine of St. Jude (2013 – 2015)

Junior Achievement:  Vassel was the first to teach Virtual JA Financial Literacy Lesson (2014)

Lector:  Our Lady of Guadalupe Church / St. Augustine Church (1974 – current)

Eucharistic Minister:  Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the International Shrine of St. Jude (2016 – cur)

Treasurer/Member:  Knights of Peter Claver – Council 394 (2013 – current)

Most Outstanding Person Award:  Family Service of Greater New Orleans (2013)

Coors Light Ice Cold Leader Award:  Coors Light & 100 Black Men (2012)

Volunteer Reader:   Tulane’s “For The Children” Reading Program

Volunteer Reader & Treasurer:  WRBH, radio for the blind and print handicapped

Auditing & Allocation Committee:  United Way (1985 – 1992)

WDSU-TV (NBC Affiliate):  Making A Difference Award (2001)

WWL-TV (CBS Affiliate):  Quiet Hero Award (2000)

President:  Society of Louisiana CPAs (First and Only African American) (2006 – 2007)

Chairman:  Louisiana Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Board (1997 – 2004)

Public Service Award:  Society of Louisiana CPAs (1999)

Chairman:  Career Awareness Committee – SLCPA

Chairman:  Communications & Public Relations Committee – SLCPA

President:  Dillard University National Alumni Association (1996 -2000)

Board of Trustees:  Dillard University (1996 – 2000)

Chairman:  Dillard University National Alumni Campaign Fund (1993 – 1995)

Distinguished Alumni Award:  Dillard University

AICPA Council:  American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) (2002-2005) (2017 – Cur)

Chairman:  Benevolent Fund Trustees – AICPA (2004 – 2007)

Public Service Award:  AICPA (First and only African American) (Highest Award Given for Public Service) (2001)