Ricky Longoria attended the University of Texas at Austin
where he received his BBA in accounting in 1987. He received his C.P.A.
certificate in 1989. He began his professional career as a member of
the audit staff of Ernst & Young.
He subsequently joined the firm of
Grant Thornton and where he was promoted to audit manager of the McAllen, Texas
office. He was ultimately promoted to Audit Partner in 1997 to Burton
McCumber & Cortez, LLP; the successor firm to Grant Thornton. Burton
McCumber & Cortez, LLP is a regional accounting firm with
four office locations that employs 120 personnel. As a partner of the
Firm, he is responsible for the direct supervision of the planning,
coordination, control and review of the audits to ensure the quality of
the service to the Firm’s clients.
He has a broad background of audit
experience which includes the manufacturing, distribution, financial
institution and governmental industries. He is a member of a variety of
professional organizations including the Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners. Ricky was a member of the Board of Directors of the Border
Trade Alliance, Costal Conservation Association and McAllen Chamber of
Commerce. He has four children all which attend Sharyland Schools.