“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” -Brian Herbert
Louisiana native Emily Eskew Schaumburg is serving as the Assistant Treasurer for the Junior League of New Orleans. Her Board of Directors term will be for two years as she oversees the financial affairs of the organization, including reviewing and approving the League’s operating budget and authorizing purchases. Insight and expertise gained through her accounting career enable her to make recommendations on the organization’s policies, strategic goals and governance documents as they relate to financial matters.
Since joining JLNO in 2009, Emily has served as treasurer for several councils and on the Community Council assisting with the implementation of JLNO’s community projects. She has enjoyed seeing the profound impact that can be made when people work together. She volunteered for the KaBOOM! playground build during one of her early Active years. Despite the cold, the group made it a fun and memorable experience, and she walked away amazed at what they accomplished for families in just one short day. Her service to the Junior League has taught her awareness, compassion, respect, gratitude and empowerment. JLNO has made her realize that she can be a catalyst for positive change and part of an agency that can help to make someone’s life better in her community. That is a magical message to build self-worth.
Emily is originally from Jennings, La., and graduated from Louisiana State University with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and works as a Senior Tax Specialist, Financial Reporting for Income Taxes for Entergy Services, Inc. She manages tax accounting for designated subsidiaries of Entergy, including current and deferred tax calculations on a monthly basis. She also reviews federal and state income tax returns as necessary to identify and book any adjustments, assesses changes in tax legislation and assists in development of plans to implement such changes, and works closely with tax counsel to plan and implement strategies, including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations among the business units.
When not working or volunteering, Emily enjoys being outside, boating, running, listening to live music, reading, cooking, experiencing New Orleans restaurants and culture, and chasing around twin preschoolers. Emily and her husband Kris are the parents to four-year-olds, Margaret and Quinn. She grew up in the country, and her family had farm animals. Showing sheep and pigs in 4-H taught her important lessons as an adolescent, most significantly how to work toward a goal and realize the results. Emily’s parents inspire her by continuously showing her how diligence and patience can create the life you desire. They raised three children in the country outside of a very small town. All three of their children have branched out to different parts of the state (and neighboring Texas) to fulfill their dreams. They worked so hard to raise their kids and pay off their debts and are now truly living the “good life” travelling and spending time with their seven grandchildren.