Day 9: Interview w/ Jonald J. Walker III
Jonald J. Walker III, CPA, CGMA
J. Walker & Company, APC
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jonald Walker is managing principal of J. Walker & Company, APC, a certified public accounting firm based in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The JWC firm was organized in 2009. The firm works in multiple industries with a primary focus in governmental, construction, healthcare, and non-profit sectors offering accounting, auditing, and tax services.
Prior to starting JWC, Jonald worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years working with and for home health care agencies and healthcare management companies based in Louisiana. He started his home care career as a Medicare cost report consultant. He later served as Controller and Director of Finance for a multi-state agency. For 10 years he served as President for a healthcare management firm with more than 13 offices across south Louisiana. In 2000 he was a finalist of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Jonald has served on numerous civic and non-profit boards including serving on the board of commissioners for Chennault International Airport Authority in Lake Charles from July 2001 to June 2017, Southwest Louisiana Community Foundation as well as serving as board chairman for the Lake Charles Downtown Development Authority. He also served on the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council. He currently serves as a board member of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children. His professional involvement includes serving on both the Medical & Health Care Services and Government Accounting & Auditing committees for the LA Society of CPAs.
Mr. Walker is a certified public accountant licensed in Louisiana and Texas. He also maintains licensing in real estate and securities sales. He and his lovely wife Lisa have three children (Brandon, Brittany, and Brooke) and one grandchild Brinkley).