Since 1996, Karl Bruchhaus has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Calcasieu Parish School Board with more than 25 years of experience as an administrator in the Louisiana public education system.
Since his graduation from McNeese State University with an accounting degree in 1987, Mr. Bruchhaus has served in a financial capacity with a number of state school districts including DeSoto Parish as coordinator of accounting, St. John the Baptist Parish as business manager/controller, Vermillion Parish as financial services officer, and Jefferson Davis Parish as director of finance.
Across the state, Mr. Bruchhaus is regarded as one of the top school board professionals. As current president, and former board member, of the Louisiana Association of School Business Officials (LASBO) he assists in the organization of various continuing education opportunities for school business personnel. He is also a certified member of LASBO and the Government Finance Officers Association on both state and national levels.
Mr. Bruchhaus and his wife Paula, a teacher at Prien Lake Elementary School, have been married for more than 25 years. Their two children, Christian and Bailey, attend McNeese State. He is an active member of his church and enjoys coaching youth sports, golfing, running and participating in many other fitness activities.