Beverly (Bev) R. Nichols. Bev is a CPA. She is a retired Tax and Employee Benefit Consulting Director in the New Orleans office of Bourgeois Bennett, L.L.C., CPAs and Consultants. Since the passage of ERISA in 1974, she has developed widely recognized expertise in the area of qualified employee pension plans resulting in extensive consulting and compliance assistance to individual, corporate, partnership and professional clients. Bev is very active in professional and nonprofit organizations, providing leadership, education and support. Bev has been a member and donor to the Healthy Gulf for many years.