Gerald graduated cum laude, 2nd in his major with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Louisiana (1987). Mr. Crochet earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law (1991), finishing in the top Quintile of his class and achieving the highest score on the multi-state portion of the Arkansas Bar Examination given after graduation. After nearly 2 years of employment with the Rose Law Firm, Mr. Crochet continued the private practice of law independently and in 2013 was awarded the Martindale Hubbell BV (distinguished attorney) rating, with very high ratings in integrity and legal skill.
In 1993, Mr. Crochet procured his insurance agent license as well as his Series 6 and Series 63 securities licenses as an agent and registered representative with John Hancock Financial Services. In 2000 Mr. Crochet finished his curriculum with the American College of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and was awarded the Chartered Financial Consultant designation. In 2005 Mr. Crochet left John Hancock and began to provide Investment Advisory services through Acadian Wealth Management, LLC and Insurance Consulting Services through Total Financial Security, LLC,
Gerald, a devoted husband and the father of five children, enjoys being outdoors, particularly with his family, whether it be working outside in their small family orchard and vineyard or hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, or water skiing. He and his family practice their shared faith with great love, joy and enthusiasm. He serves as a Boy Scout leader and regularly volunteers to help others, predominantly through and on behalf of Christ the King.