Aucoin’s international business impact championed, named Schreiber Award winner

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LAPLACE — Paul Aucoin’s role in shaping the international trade landscape of Louisiana cannot be understated.

Paul G. Aucoin

Those are the words of Caitlin Cain, chief executive officer of the World Trade Center New Orleans.

“He’s made increasing trade and investment a priority for the port, and in doing so, positioned Louisiana for long-term economic growth,” Cain said of Aucoin. “Paul is a relentless ambassador for the international business community and a true reflection of what this award represents.”

Cain is referring to the Eugene J. Schreiber Award, which will be awarded Aucoin, executive director of the Port of South Louisiana, Nov. 3 at the Louisiana International Trade Jubilee at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The Jubilee is the closing celebration of the inaugural Louisiana International Trade Week, hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans.

Aucoin has also served as the port’s legal counsel and 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 was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Board of International Commerce and recognized as one of 21 Influential Leaders along the Louisiana Industrial Corridor by 10/12 Industry Report.

Born and raised in St. John the Baptist Parish, Aucoin has been practicing law since receiving his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Law School in 1970.

“Obviously any success I have enjoyed in promoting international trade for Louisiana is due in large part to the Commissioners and employees of the Port of South Louisiana and Caitlin Cain and her staff, Jessica Steverson and Brandy Dufrene, along with Eddy Hayes and the Board of Directors at the World Trade Center,” Aucoin said. “I am very proud to receive this prestigious award.”

The Schreiber Award honors an individual who demonstrates exceptional knowledge and leadership in promoting international trade policy for the benefit of the State of Louisiana.