Kristal is a Lafayette native and 2000 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, where she majored in Accounting. Kristal has experience with both private and public accounting and has found her niche working for family-owned companies, like The Gleason Group! She began her career at The Gleason Group, LLC in the Spring of 2021 while simultaneously handling the accounting for Gleason Ledet Construction, LLC. Kristal values “The Golden Rule,” and fills her energy tank by spending quality time with her family. She is married to her husband, Scott McDaniel, and together they have two sons, Hunter and Joshua. Hunter will soon be a third-generation graduate of UL Lafayette within their family, majoring in the College of Engineering. Joshua is currently attending Northeastern State University in Oklahoma on a football scholarship and plans to major in the College of Education. Kristal also loves being a very involved “Gigi,” with her 3-yr old granddaughter, Addeleigh-Faye McDaniel. In addition to her affinity for working with numbers, Kristal is also very creative and plays multiple instruments, including piano, flute and guitar. She and her husband are active in both their community and their local church.