Ross Gonzales has been appointed director of finance for St. Bernard Parish.
Gonzales, a certified public accountant, is a University of New Orleans graduate. He replaces Beverly Gariepy, who recently accepted a position with St. Tammany Parish government.
Gonzales has served as housing and redevelopment coordinator for St. Bernard since last January.
He will be replaced in that position by James Pittman, who previously worked as a public administration professor at Southern University in New Orleans and as a division director for the Mississippi Department of Transportation.