Finance and Management


705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70506

P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette LA 70502

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-8201

DIRECTOR: Karen Fontenot



Karen Fontenot

Karen Fontenot, Chief Financial Officer

Karen was appointed as Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Chief Financial Officer in January 2024.  She is a native of Kaplan, Louisiana, and a 2001 graduate of Kaplan High School.  She is a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.  She has been a licensed CPA since 2011.  After graduation from UL Lafayette, Karen went to work for Kolder, Slaven, & Co. LLC (KSC), as a staff auditor.  During her 13+ year tenure there, she specialized in consulting and audits of local governments and non-profit organizations.  Her time at KSC gave her the opportunity to work with many local governments in Acadiana and allowed her to develop a deeply rooted belief in public service and the protection of public funds.  Karen went on to serve as Chief Financial Officer for the City of Broussard from January 2019 until early January 2024.

Karen lives in Lafayette with her husband and her two miniature schnauzers, Jolie and Roux.