John Lefante teaches in SoPA’s Applied Computing Program. After graduating from Tulane University with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Mr. Lefante began an over 20-year career in Information Technology. He spent 19 years at a local IT consulting firm, starting as a software engineer and moving into business analysis and project management. He ultimately spent 8 years as the Director of Operations for the Commercial, State & Local Government Business Unit, where he was responsible for staffing and program direction over hundreds of application development, application implementation, and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Lefante recently served as the Director of IT Service Delivery at Pan-American Life Insurance Group, where was responsible for the management of all infrastructure operations across all of the company’s global operations. He is currently a client executive at an American multinational end-to-end IT services company, leveraging his IT professional services experience to help State and Local Government organizations meet their goals. A native of New Orleans, he currently resides in Marrero with his wife and two daughters.