Brett Long ’04 Named Chief Financial Officer

Posted September 14, 2022 / Last updated September 19, 2022

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Brett Long ’04 has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Jesuit High School. The CFO is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial and accounting activities for the school. 

Long comes to Jesuit from Cleco, where he has served as auditor for the large investor-owned electrical utility. His responsibilities in audit plan development, risk and control assessments, and analysis of data have helped the company improve governance, risk management, and control activities. For nearly a decade, Long has also maintained a consulting practice providing strategic and operational insights to various public, private, and nonprofit organizations. 

In accepting the position, Long stated, “I am both honored and grateful to serve the students, teachers, families, and the entire community of Jesuit. As an alumnus of the school, this opportunity is exciting both professionally and personally. I look forward to giving back and working with all of Jesuit’s stakeholders to advance the mission of forming men of faith and men for others.”

Long also brings with him an innovative disposition, having been a founding team member of multiple technology startups and advisor to several organizations in the energy, healthcare, education, and food-services sectors. Having completed a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and holding many professional certifications, such as Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner, Long will be responsible for fine-tuning internal processes and contributing to an atmosphere of continuous organizational improvement. 

Jesuit president Fr. John Brown, S.J., is thrilled to welcome Long to Jesuit High School. “Brett impressed the search committee with his entrepreneurial expertise and talent in strategic and operational development. Brett is an alumnus we can all be proud of. He has internalized the ethos of Jesuit, and I am eager to see how his approachability and professionalism will add considerable benefit to the contact that all the members of our community have with the business end of Jesuit’s administration.”

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Long is an experienced fisherman and award-winning poet. He and his wife Amy live in Metairie with their three children.