Charles Burton, Director of Information Technology

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Charles BurtonPERSONAL:

Born and raised in Sulphur, Louisiana, Burton moved to Lake Charles in 2006. He is married to AunJelle LaFleur from Sulphur and they have two sons named Dillon and Tyler.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from McNeese State University in Drafting Technology, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from McNeese State University in Computer Science Technology, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix in Computer Science, 2002.
  • LSU Executive Development Training Program, 2014
  • ACTIVITIES & HONORS:

  • Previously Network Operations Coordinator and IT Project Manager for the Calcasieu Parish School System and served as a member of the Emergency Response Team as well as the Standards and Support Committee.
  • Has a number of industry technology certifications with vendors such as 3Com, HP, Cisco (CCNA) and Microsoft (MCSE, MCSA, MCP).
  • A member of the Louisiana Technology Council and the Southwest Louisiana Technology Council
  • Achieved PMP certification with the Project Management International organization since 2008. ITIL certified practitioner which is a set of vendor-neutral IT practices providing continuous service improvement including reducing costs and improving efficiency.
  • Youth sports coach for recreational soccer
  • Advisory committee member of McNeese State University and Sowela Technical College computer science and technology education programs
  • CALCASIEU PARISH POLICE JURY:

  • Employed with the Police Jury since 2011.