Learn about the Team at City of Lafayette, Louisiana Communications Bonds, including our Chief Financial Officer and LUS Fiber Director.

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Lorrie R. Toups

Chief Financial Officer
(337) 291-8202

Lorrie began her career in government finance in 1993 in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana where she served as the Chief Financial Officer from 2001 through 2008.  After 15 years with St. Charles Parish, she moved to Jefferson Parish where she was appointed as the Accounting Director.

Lorrie graduated Cum Laude from Nicholls State University in 1991 where she was a member of the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma.  She passed the CPA exam in 1992 and from 2004-2007 she earned Chancellor’s Certificates from the University of Missouri, St. Louis in Public Administration for Finance Executives and Government Finance Officers.  In 2008, she earned the designation of Certified Government Finance Officer from the Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association.  In 2012, she received the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the American Institute of CPA’s and was named one of the "Women Who Mean Business" by ABiz, a division of the Lafayette-based publication company The Independent.

Lorrie is a past President of Louisiana Government Finance Officers Association and served six years on its board of directors.  She chaired the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (New Orleans Chapter) non-profit and governmental committee from 2001-2008 and was appointed to the New Orleans Chapter board in 2007 where she served through 2011.  In 2012, she was appointed to the LCPA’s statewide Government Accounting & Auditing Committee of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.

She also served on the Industrial Development Board for St. Charles Parish for 10 years and is a past member of Archbishop Chapelle High School Board.

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Ryan Meche

LUS Fiber Director
(337) 210-4545

LUS Fiber Director, Ryan is a growth-focused leader with 17 years of  experience, including a career-long tenure with LUS Fiber and 9 years (concurrent) entrepreneurial experience as a business and technical consultant for broad-ranging municipally and publicly owned companies. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecom and is currently working towards a Master of Business Administration.  He was part of the executive management team that helped develop LUS Fiber, which launched Lafayette, LA to the forefront of the technology industry. Ryan is responsible for supervising all activities and projects by Engineering, Business, and Operations, as well as guiding product development, growth planning and strategic partnerships.