Evan Lemoine was born and raised in Woonsocket and attended public schools before attending Johnson & Wales University in Providence. His father was a city firefighter and operated a pool company while his mother worked as a bookkeeper. This combination taught Evan the value of hard work and the importance of a good education.
Evan has built a record of leadership and service, starting in eighth grade and continuing today. Evan has always sought out ways to help out the “little guy” and made sure he served everyone fairly. From his early roots in student government to his state and national leadership with career and technical student organizations, such as Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), Evan attributes much of his success to these vital extracurricular programs. Evan brought attention to Rhode Island as a past two-time national officer in FBLA-PBL, which serves nearly a quarter million student members annually.
As a high school freshman, Evan started his own part-time website development company and he used these skills on numerous projects. These included working on updates to the local fire union’s website, building a former Woonsocket mayoral candidate’s website, and rebuilding his high school’s website. This work made Evan appreciate the management and accounting of his venture over the actual website development, leading him to go to college and major in accounting. In his first college accounting class, he was able to use his self-taught accounting knowledge by helping some of his peers. Some had even suggested that he teach a class, an opportunity he later took advantage of as an adjunct professor.
Upon earning his master’s degree (MBA) in 2010, Evan was faced with the stark reality that job opportunities were limited in Rhode Island. Ten years later, this remains a challenge that many college students still face today. Due to the limited opportunities, Evan moved to the Hartford, Connecticut area to start his career, but he knew Rhode Island was his true home and came back frequently. Whenever asked where home was, he always responded with Rhode Island. When presented an opportunity to move back, he took advantage and moved to the Smith Hill area of Providence in 2018.
Evan passed the CPA (certified public accountant) exam in November 2010, and the CFE (certified fraud examiner) exam in December 2010. He was recognized for his performance on the CPA exam by achieving the prestigious Nicholas Picchione Silver Medal. Evan worked for the “big four” firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP before joining Hanover Insurance as an operational auditor, where he currently co-manages a department of a $300 million business segment. Evan also manages a part-time CPA firm where he primarily provides tax, technology, and management consulting services. When he has availability, Evan loves teaching accounting courses to undergraduate or graduate students. He maintains affiliations with Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI), Cambridge College’s New England Institute of Business (Boston, MA), and the University of Hartford (West Hartford, CT). He is part of SEIU Local 1973 as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford.
Evan is extensively involved in countless professional associations and civic organizations where he has served as an officer or board member. He volunteers his skills to improve the community and organizations around him. Evan actively contributes and supports organizations promoting youth education and career development, eradicating poverty and homelessness, protecting LGBTQ+ rights, and the research of mental health.