Gerald Becnel, Jr., presently serves as President of J.W. Allen & Company located in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded as an International Freight Forwarder in 1932, today J.W. Allen & Company is a full service Global Logistics Provider.
Jerry began his career in international transportation with J.W. Allen & Company in April 1995 following his graduation from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Overseeing the company’s export break-bulk reefer operations on the docks in Houston, TX marked his first experience in international transportation. Two years later, he returned home to New Orleans and transitioned to the import department in 2002 ultimately earning his Customs Broker’s License in July 2004 and assuming responsibility for import operations in March 2005.
Committed to industry involvement, Mr. Becnel presently serves as Ex-Officio of the International Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans (IFFCBANO) and Chairman of the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. (NCBFAA) 2015 Government Affairs Conference in addition to a variety of personal commitments.
He has been married to his wife Donna for 16 years and is presently working to survive the trials and tribulations of raising two teenage daughters, Samantha and Savannah. An avid animal lover, Jerry also enjoys his extended family of a dog, 2 turtles and parrot. WHO DAT!