“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.”
In her second consecutive year on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of New Orleans, Emily Eskew Schaumburg has assumed the Treasurer role. Her expertise in financial processes allows her to make recommendations to the Board on fiscal planning, accounting policies and sound governance and then assist in their implementation. The 2017-2018 Board put many wheels in motion, and Emily is excited to continue working closely on JLNO's initiatives. The League is evolving, and Emily believes now is an exciting time to be a member. She wants to be part of a legacy where she can look back and feel proud that she made meaningful contributions.
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 loves the opportunity to meet new people and interact closely with personality types that are different from her own. Being a part of the Junior League has taught her a tremendous amount about her strengths and weaknesses, and she has learned to be more patient and appreciate the thoughts and input of others. Learning to appreciate the skills and strengths of others has made her more aware of her own contributions to the Junior League. She enjoys seeing the profound impact that can be made when people work together. Emily believes that she contributes to an agency that can help make someone's life better in her community. One of her most humbling moments in the Junior League was listening to the stories of the final scholarship recipients this Spring and realizing what an amazing impact this organization has for such deserving people who will become positive influencers in their community.
Emily is originally from Jennings, Louisiana 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. Also giving of her time, Emily has served as President of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS), with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, and as Room Parent and Volunteer at Holy Name of Jesus School.
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 twin five-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 towards a goal and realize the results. Most recently, current and past JLNO Board Members have been a motivation to her. Serving on the Board takes an enormous amount of time, energy, and dedication and all of her fellow Board members are truly an inspiration.