Dennis Lauscha, named president of the New Orleans Saints in 2012, oversees the club’s financial operations and government affairs and its marketing, ticket and suite sales, legal, stadium, community affairs, human resources, information technology, and facilities departments. He has also served as president of the New Orleans Pelicans since 2012. He is a representative for both clubs at NFL and NBA owner’s meetings.
His 2012 promotion with both clubs capping a steady rise through the executive ranks of the Saints, he first joined the club as treasurer in 1998 and later earned the additional titles of vice president, senior vice president, and executive vice president. In addition to his duties with the Saints and Pelicans, the New Orleans native maintains multiple roles within other holdings of Tom and Gayle Benson, maintaining a role in the management of New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE-TV, and Zelia, LLC.
With his collaborative style, financial acumen, and long-term view, he has played a key role in a contingent that has negotiated agreements for both the Saints and Pelicans with the State of Louisiana that has resulted in long-term lease agreements, continuous improvements to their playing and practice facilities, revitalization of the areas around them, and has generated revenue for the state without any new taxes for citizens.