JUDE GREGORY

Mr. Gregory joins Scout Real Estate Co. as their Chief Financial Officer. Born in New Iberia and raised in Lafayette, Mr. Gregory is a graduate of Lafayette high School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a degree in Accounting. Mr. Gregory's career began with nine years in grocery retail before transitioning to the oil field and spending over 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of Francis Drilling Fluids, Ltd. (FDF). While at FDF, Mr. Gregory was instrumental in taking the company from family owned to a public company then to a private equity owned company. Mr. Gregory retired in 2015 and started his own accounting and tax practice to serve smaller to mid-sized companies with their accounting and tax needs. He and his wife Kim also own and operate Baldman's Southern Pit BBQ which specializes in craft made BBQ sauce and rub, as well as Magnolia Blossom, a sewing and embroidery business.

Jude has been involved in many church and school activities including service as a 6-year member of the St. Genevieve Church parish council, served as president of St. Genevieve Usher's Association for five years, and spent 5 years as Chairman of the St. Genevieve School Advisory Board. Jude is also an Eagle Scout and has served the Evangeline Area Council as an Executive Committee Member and Pack Leader.

In his spare time, you can find Jude on the golf course or working on their farm in North Lafayette. He enjoys cooking, woodworking, UL football, UL and Teurlings High School basketball, and spending time with his wife Kim and their son Dominic and their two dogs, Sienna and Zeus.