Louis Mestier (Moderator)
Louis Mestier is Vice President, Tax of Tax for Hanger, Inc., a billion dollar company and the largest provider of prosthetics and orthotics in the United States. He is the CTO for Hanger and is responsible for administration of all of the company’s tax matters.
Louis is 4-time past-President and current Chapter Representative of the Austin Chapter and was also the chapter’s founding President in 2000. He was responsible for developing and implementing the Austin Chapter Scholarship Policy early in the chapter’s history and established financial stability for the chapter through the use of member venues for all meetings. During the 15 years that he has been a member of TEI, Louis has also served as Regional Vice-President and is currently Chair of the TEI Corporate Tax Management Committee.
Prior to joining Hanger, Louis was Director of Tax for EZCorp and Guaranty Bank and was the CTO for both of those companies, starting both tax departments internally. He also created the internal tax departments for Silicon Laboratories, Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Healthtronics in Austin, TX.
He has a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the St. Edwards University in Austin, graduating Summa Cum Laude and a member of Alpha Chi honors society. He was also granted his CPA certificate from Texas in 1988.