Vice President of Finance
Dennis Lafont is New Orleans Public Belt’s Vice President of Finance, reporting to CEO Jeff Davis. As the head of Finance, Dennis oversees the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, treasury, and information systems functions at NOPB. Dennis 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.
Dennis has over 35 years of experience in auditing and consulting including financial system conversions, acquisitions, and operations. Dennis 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 Silva, Dennis held a variety of positions at Stewart Enterprises, Inc. over a 19 year period.
Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.