Paul Governale is the 2018-2019 President of the Organization of Parish Administrative Officials (OPAO) of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana. He has been a member of OPAO for twelve years, having served on the Executive Board since 2009. Paul is the Director of Finance for St. Mary Parish Government. He has been with the St. Mary Parish for 12 years. Prior to that, he worked in public accounting for 26 years.
Paul is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He is a member of Government Finance Officers Association of Louisiana and is currently serving as Immediate Past President. He is also a member of the Association of Government Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.
Paul has been married to his wife, Veronica, for 35 years and together, they have one son, Matthew.
Paul is an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City and also involved with Holy Cross Elementary School and Central Catholic High School, serving on various finance committees and helping with other church and school related activities.