As Director of Finance, Lawson will be responsible for managing the day-to-day administration of Port Tampa Bay’s Finance Department and all aspects of accounting/bookkeeping functions, all financial reporting, audit oversight and coordination, financial systems and implementation, risk management and administration of Port Tampa Bay’s internal controls. The Director of Finance maintains communication with port Board Members, Executive Management and Senior Managers. Lawson will report to the port’s Chief Financial Officer, David Delac.
Lawson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from DeVry University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Government Financial Officer and is Six Sigma Greenbelt certified.