Port NOLA President & CEO Gary LaGrange honored with Schreiber award

Port of New Orleans President and CEO Gary LaGrange has been honored with the World Trade Center of New Orleans’ 2016 Eugene J. Schreiber Award.  

“Throughout his career, Gary has shown exemplary leadership and commitment to the growth of our ports and maritime industry. Louisiana’s international business community has benefited greatly from his efforts at the federal, state and regional level,” said Dominik Knoll, CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. “Gary is more than deserving of this recognition and we are honored to present him with this award.”

LaGrange has served as President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans since 2001, where he has overseen record expansion while  also overcoming tremendous adversity. He led the Port of New Orleans through the unprecedented aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, managing to start operations again a mere two weeks after the catastrophe. His leadership was essential to restoring the regional economy in the wake of the greatest natural disaster in American history and allowing New Orleans to recover and prosper.
LaGrange has long been recognized as a leading figure in the maritime and trade communities and serves in a leadership capacity on many boards and industry councils. He will be presented with the award at the annual Louisiana International Trade Gala on Friday, Nov. 18 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

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The Eugene J. Schreiber Award was established in memory of the late Eugene “Gene” Schreiber, who served the World Trade Center and Louisiana community for over 30 years. 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. Previous recipients of the Schreiber Award include former Sen. Mary Landrieu, Congressman Charles Boustany Jr. M.D., and the Hon. James Coleman Jr. CBE.

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