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American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) held its annual convention in New Orleans last month. A major event was a “Taste of Louisiana,” where attendants had the opportunity to sample authentic Louisiana cuisine offered by port authorities from throughout the state including the Port of South Louisiana.
 

 

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American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) held its annual convention in New Orleans last month. A major event was a “Taste of Louisiana,” where attendants had the opportunity to sample authentic Louisiana cuisine offered by port authorities from throughout the state including the Port of South Louisiana.



The Southern Legislative Conference, which includes members from 15 southern states, were briefed on Port operations and toured the Port of South Louisiana by boat. LEFT:  Pictured L-R: Port of South Louisiana (PSL) Deputy Director Roy Quezaire, Louisiana Representative Edward Price, Louisiana Representative Randal Gaines, Louisiana Senator Gary Smith, PSL Director of Business Development Linda Prudhomme, PSL Commission President D. Paul Robichaux, PSL Commissioner Patrick Sellars, Missouri Senator Paul Wieland, PSL Commissioner Judy Songy, Louisiana Representative Gregory Miller, Georgia Senator Jeff Mullis, Georgia Senator Steve Gooch, SLC Fiscal Policy Manager Sujit CanagaRetna, Virginia Senator Dave Marsden and PSL Executive Director Paul Aucoin RIGHT:  Pictured L-R: SLC Fiscal Policy Manager Sujit CanagaRetna, Georgia Senator Jeff Mullis, Georgia Senator Steve Gooch, Louisiana State Representative Gregory Miller, Virginia Senator Dave Marsden, Missouri Senator Paul Wieland, PSL Executive Director Paul Aucoin, Louisiana Senator Gary Smith and PSL Director of Business Development Linda Prudhomme



Photos taken at the unveiling of the restored Blue Angels F-11 Tiger Jet Fighter, located at the entrance to the Port of South Louisiana Executive Regional Airport.  LEFT: Pictured L-R: Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin, Port of South Louisiana Commission Secretary Stanley Bazile, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre, Lieutenant Hal Loney, St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin, and Port of South Louisiana Commissioners Patrick Sellars and Judy Songy. RIGHT: Pictured L-R: Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul Aucoin with Lieutenant Hal Loney, U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ 1967 team member #6 and, at the time, the 27 year-old pilot of this F-11 Tiger jet fighter

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Port of South Louisiana Executive Director Paul G. Aucoin (with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Port Administration of Cuba (NPAC) as Port Commission President Paul Robichaux looks on.



Executive Director Paul Aucoin pictured with members of Laplace Rotary Club after serving as Guest Speaker of their monthly meeting.


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