Paul is the Director of the U. S. Export Assistance Center in Denver. He has worked for the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce for more than 43 years. Paul served as the first U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officer of the U. S. Department of Commerce in Bucharest, and returned to Romania during the summer of 2001 in the role of Acting Senior Commercial Officer. Paul has worked in and visited over thirty-five countries, including acting as the Senior Commercial Officer in Tel Aviv, Israel in the summer of 2006 and a recent tour as the Acting Commercial Counselor in Lagos, Nigeria.
Paul currently serves on the World Trade Center Denver Board and its Executive Committee, has served two terms on the Advisory Board for the State of Colorado on International Trade, and has completed three terms as President of the International Trade Association of Colorado. Consequently, Paul has received an award for “Outstanding Service to the Community” from the International Trade Association of Colorado and was given a lifetime membership to the Association. He also has served on the Board of Advisors for the Denver Foreign Trade Zone and on the Governor of Colorado’s Task Force on Latin America.
A 1971 graduate of Regis College in Denver, Paul received a Master’s Degree in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona in 1973, and has completed post graduate doctorate studies at the University of Denver. Paul’s interest in education led him to serve as an adjunct professor at several Colorado universities and his love of basketball has resulted in coaching positions at local high schools.