DOUG HARRELL, is a BS/MBA graduate of Louisiana Tech University and has in excess of 30 years of experience in various business settings. He served a wide variety of clients while a CPA for Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, specializing to public utilities, higher education, not for profits and healthcare. Mr. Harrell has vast experience in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, financial audits, tax reporting, corporate treasury work, accounting, endowments, grants administration, corporate governance, bond financing, business systems, evaluating prospective new business arrangements and other business matters. He is currently Vice President for Finance and University Controller for Tulane University, a role he has served in for over 10 years. He is a member of the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Harrell is very interested in the role of public education in our city and believes that Crescent City Schools can make a meaningful contribution.