Chief Financial Officer
Dennis Lafont is New Orleans Public Belt’s Chief Financial Officer. As the head of Finance, Lafont oversees the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, treasury and information systems functions at NOPB. Lafont joined the railroad’s executive team in January, 2014, and has worked closely with senior management to streamline NOPB’s processes and modernize its information systems.
Lafont has over 35 years of experience in auditing and consulting including financial system conversions, acquisitions, and operations. Lafont came to NOPB from Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, CPAs and Advisors, where he provided services to a variety of clients. Prior to his role at Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, Lafont held a variety of positions at Stewart Enterprises, Inc. over a 19-year period. Lafont holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.