Friday, 6 November 2015

St. Mary Parish Resident Barry Dufrene

St. Mary Parish is home to 26 beautiful properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among these are The Arlington Plantation House, Idlewild, and The Darby House. Barry Dufrene is a native of St. Mary Parish and has dedicated his life to helping the community. He spent 32 years as their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) operating mainly in the Sales and Use Tax Department.

Established in 1811, St. Mary Parish is a unique place on the coastal edge of southern Louisiana. The population in the Parish is just over 54,000 and has a population density of 98 people per square mile. Its seat is located in Franklin which is one of the area’s largest cities along with Morgan City and Patterson. What makes St. Mary Parish different from most places is the fact that an estimated fifty percent of its total mileage is water. Because of this fact, it is a popular area for energy operations.

One example of an energy operation within the Parish is Yellow Fin Marine Services, LLC. Yellow Fin was founded in 2006 by Mike Bailey as a brokerage firm. The company now has a large fleet of vessels and is primarily focused on the exploration of the waters along the Gulf of Mexico and southern Louisiana for the procuration of oil and energy.

Yellow Fin employed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Barry Dufrene as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2013. Since then, with Dufrene’s skills as a financial advisor and accountant, Yellow Fin has continued to grow exponentially. This, in turn, has provided numerous economical resources for St. Mary Parish.