Cody joined Heard, McElroy & Vestal in 1960 and was elected partner in 1962. He was the firm’s Managing Partner for 16 years from 1974-1990. Cody retired On June 30, 2000 and remains active with the firm as a Partner of Counsel. His areas of specialization include personal financial services, estate advisory services, and estate planning and administration.

After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, Cody went on to pursue a Master in Public Accountancy from the University of Texas in Austin and graduated in 1961. Cody continued his education in the Owner/President Management program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and completed this program in 1990. As a CPA, Cody is additionally accredited as a Personal Financial Specialist (1993) through the AICPA.

At Heard, McElroy & Vestal’s Annual Firm Meeting in 2013, Cody was recognized for 50 years of loyal membership to the LCPA.

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Life Member
  • Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants (LCPA) – Life Member
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants – Life Member
  • Tax and Estate Planning Council of Shreveport

Community Associations/Memberships

  • The Grayson Foundation, Trustee
  • The Powers Foundation, President
  • Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, President 1987
  • Committee of One Hundred
  • Volunteers of America of North Louisiana, Former Board Member and Finance Committee Chairman
  • Volunteers of America of North Louisiana, Former Member of Cherish the Children Committee
  • American Red Cross, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • BioMedical Research Foundation, Former Board Member
  • First Baptist Church of Shreveport, Deacon, Former Finance Committee Chairman

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