NEW ORLEANS — Adams and Reese is pleased to announce Stephen C. Wolf, CPA, CLM has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, based in the firm’s New Orleans office.
As COO, Wolf oversees all operational aspects of the firm, including financial management, administration, technology and information services, human resources, facilities, and risk management. Wolf will also be heavily involved in the planning and execution of the firm’s strategic goals and to ensure its continued financial strength and operating efficiency, working closely with the Adams and Reese Executive Committee in this capacity.
“Stephen’s leadership qualities and outstanding credentials make him an excellent fit for the Adams and Reese leadership team,” said Gif Thornton, the firm’s Managing Partner. “We conducted a nationwide search to replace our former COO, Paul Lassalle, who retired in March, and considered candidates from as far away as New York and California. Our search committee was pleased to find such a high-caliber candidate in Stephen, right in our own backyard in New Orleans. We are pleased to welcome Stephen to Adams and Reese and look forward to many years of continued success as we enter this new chapter.”
Wolf joins Adams and Reese with a long history in professional services management and oversight. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP in New Orleans, and prior to that was the firm administrator at Lugenbuhl Wheaton Peck Rankin and Hubbard and Martzell & Bickford, APC, both in New Orleans.
Currently, Wolf serves as Supervisory Committee Chair of the board of directors of ASI Federal Credit Union, overseeing the board and the management of the credit union, the fifth largest in Louisiana. In the professional sphere, Wolf is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, and has held numerous leadership roles within the New Orleans chapter of the organization. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Society for Human Resource Management, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Louisiana Notary Association. Wolf has twice been named to New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Money Makers” (2017, 2019).
Wolf received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University and completed Graduate Studies in Management at Loyola University New Orleans. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Notary Public and Certified Legal Manager.