Derek W. Foret
Phone 225.928.4770
Location Baton Rouge
Industries Construction & Real Estate, Manufacturing and Distribution

Derek W. Foret


Derek Foret is a partner and leads the firm’s audit and assurance department. Based in our Baton Rouge office, he supplies assurance and consulting services to a broad range of companies including those in the construction industry. Derek has experience serving both public and private companies including work with capital markets on public offerings and acquisitions. He has extensive knowledge on complex revenue recognition and leasing methods as well as other complex accounting issues across various industries. Derek excels in helping plan and direct staff training, continuing education classes and researching and implementing various software packages and other technology used in HTB’s assurance practice.


  • 13 years in Public Accounting
  • 6 years with Hannis T. Bourgeois


  • B.S. Accounting—Louisiana State University

Professional & Civic Involvements: 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA)
  • Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge, Chair (2023-2024)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Pelican Chapter, Young Professionals Executive Committee Member
  • ABC Louisiana’s State Convention Committee, Co-chair (2024-2025)
  • Allinial Global Americas Assurance & Audit Committee Member (2024-2026)
  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Emerging Leaders Council (2024-2025)
  • Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy, Class of 2020
  • Pennington Biomedical- Annual Fund For Excellence Campaign, Team Member (2019)
Construction & Real Estate
Manufacturing & Distribution