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12/20/2013 Member News
Navigating Tax Law Changes Can Be Taxing! Ray T. Kest, CPA, Ph.D. Will Present 2013 Tax Changes Everyone Needs to Know


Beth Ardoin, Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Communications (337) 521-4701
Sara Dewberry Bremerman, Vice President, Public Relations Coordinator (239) 403-2532

Navigating Tax Law Changes Can Be Taxing!
Ray T. Kest, CPA, Ph.D. Will Present 2013 Tax Changes Everyone Needs to Know

Estero, FLA (December 20, 2013) – IBERIABANK (, a 126-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to offer a free educational seminar featuring Ray T. Kest, CPA, Ph.D. to help individuals navigate tax law changes for 2013. The presentation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the IBERIABANK Coconut Point branch located at 23250 Via Villagio in Estero. Dr. Kest will discuss changes in capital gains, AMT exemptions, gift taxes, estate transfers, charitable contributions, healthcare expenses and much more. Presentations are open to the public, however, seating is limited. Reservations are requested by calling (239) 985-8140.

Dr. Kest is an Associate Professor in the MBA/MPA Program at Hodges University and an adjunct Professor at Edison College. He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Kest started his accounting career with the international accounting firm of Ernst and Ernst after serving with the US Army. He also did consulting with Deloitte Haskins and Sells, CPAs after which he established his own sole proprietor CPA firm specializing in small business clients.

Prior to being appointed to the Hodges University faculty, Dr. Kest served as an adjunct professor at the University of Toledo, Cleveland State University, Edison College, and CTU Online. Dr. Kest started his doctoral degree at Cleveland State University in the Urban Affairs College majoring in Economic Development. His Ph.D is from Walden University in Management and Decision Sciences. His MBA is from The University of Toledo, with a major in Finance, and he holds a CPA Certificate from Ohio. As an undergraduate, he attended both Miami University and the University of Toledo.

IBERIABANK Corporation is a financial holding company with 267 combined offices, including 170 bank branch offices and four Loan Production Offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and Florida, 21 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, mortgage representatives in 63 locations in 12 states, eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one IBERIA Capital Partners, LLC office in New Orleans. The Company's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "IBKC."