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Theresa M. Drouillard

CEO, LevitZacks Certified Public Accountants

As CEO of LevitZacks Certified Public Accountants, Theresa M. Drouillard provides tax, accounting, and related consulting services to a variety of industries. She solves complex tax issues for high net-worth individuals and closely-held partnerships, and Corp.s. Drouillard also provides consulting services in the areas of trust and estate planning, federal and state tax audits and litigation support. Drouillard joined LevitZacks in 1985. She has guided the company through a transition from the original shareholders to the second generation of owners. Drouillard is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

ALMA MATER: Duquesne University

FAVORITE TRAVEL SPOT: Italy

FUN FACT: A person who grew up in Detroit in the great era of Motown music, the music is a favorite of mine.

BUSINESS ADVICE: “Work hard to achieve your goals and don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done.”