The LATA Board of Directors named Darlene Allen to serve as Executive Director, effective March 7, 2022.
Darlene holds an MBA from LSU and is a certified public accountant. She recently retired from an eighteen-year career with the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) as a Revenue Agent II [1986-1996] and then most recently as Revenue Tax Director of Field Audit Sales Tax [2014-2022]. Her experience with LDR and another 17 years in various roles with the audit firm of Revenue Recovery Group, Inc. made her the ideal candidate for LATA.
In her capacity with LDR, she served as a voting member of the LATA’s board of directors.
Darlene finds gratitude in the ability to be of service to the public. Foremost, by educating taxpayers about their tax duties and equalizing the playing field so that all individuals and businesses comply as fully as possible with tax laws. Darlene is looking forward to assisting the LATA membership and the business community to that end.