In over a decade with the organization, MBA alumnus Dennis Lauscha has moved from treasurer, to vice president, to senior vice president, and now, by a recent promotion, to executive vice president and chief financial officer for the New Orleans Saints. Working closely with fellow Loyola alumnus, Saints owner Tom Benson, Lauscha has had his hand in almost every major financial move in recent Saints history, including the recent 15-year lease extension with the state and the successful 2013 Super Bowl bid, which will be the 10th overall Super Bowl for New Orleans and the first to be held in the city since Hurricane Katrina.
Lauscha has helped to transform the business model of the organization. "I truly believe this organization is not the organization that we had in 1998," he reported to the Times Picayune. "I'm not saying that because I recently got promoted. This organization in 1998 and up until a couple years ago... was segregated. We segregated football from the business side from the scouts and coaches and ticket office. Since we returned from Katrina, that has not been the case. It has been spectacular and very open. The exchange of information and the communication has been so much better. It's a great place to work right now."
For more details, read the full story from the Times Picayune.