Born and raised in LaPlace, La., Nolan earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting at Louisiana State University (LSU). After a brief stint as an auditor and cost accountant in the petrochemical industry, he began practicing as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1979. He became a registered representative of previous broker dealer Avantax Investment ServicesSM in 1987 and earned the Personal Financial Specialist credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in 1997. He holds the AICPA's certificate of educational achievement in financial planning, a distinction earned by less than one-half of 1 percent of all CPAs nationally. Nolan is also a member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA). He holds securities registrations for Series 6 (Investment Company Products / Variable Contract Representative), Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam) with Cetera Financial Specialists, as well as life, health, accident, and annuities insurance licenses. He is an Investment Advisory Representative (IAR) with Cetera Financial Specialists.
Nolan has been an active volunteer with a number of civic organizations, including the Rotary and Lions Clubs of LaPlace, the LaPlace Centennial Committee and the River Region Chamber of Commerce; he is also a member of the board of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Carrollton. He is a past state chairman of the LPCA's Estate and Financial Planning Committee and its Insurance Committee. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Andie, and his family, cooking, photography, travel, reading, and cheering for his beloved LSU Tigers.