GROWING COMMERCE & PROSPERITy

Port of South Louisiana Executive Director appointed to Louisiana board of international commerce by Governor Edwards

On Friday Aug. 5, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the appointment of Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul G. Aucoin to the Louisiana Board of International Commerce (LaBIC).
LaBIC, whose distinguished members serve in all capacities of trade and business development, was formed to advance Louisiana’s international commerce initiatives in an effort to enhance the state’s position in international trade by attracting foreign and domestic investment and boosting the state’s trade-based economy. Aucoin, who has successfully served as executive director of the Port of South Louisiana for the past three years, will serve as a representative of international ports.
“I’m honored to serve on this important board. I appreciate Governor John Bel Edwards for appointing me to the board and look forward to increasing Louisiana’s international trade,” says Aucion.
Aucoin was nominated by the River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Port of South Louisiana. Prior to his engagement as executive director, he was Port of South Louisiana’s legal counsel. Aucoin has served as director and chairman of various organizations including current appointments to the World Trade Center of New Orleans Board of Directors, the River Region Chamber of Commerce and the St. James Parish Economic Development Board. Aucoin, born and raised in St. John the Baptist Parish, has been practicing law since receiving his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Law School in 1970.