Erin Butler is the Director of U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Erin returned to the Commerce Department in February 2016 after seven years in the private sector. Most recently she was Director of Sales, U.S. for the international maritime company Nautisk. Previously she worked for FedEx as their Senior International Account Executive for the Gulf Coast.
During her first tenure with the federal government, Erin was a foreign commercial service officer (U.S. Embassy Prague and Commercial Service New Orleans) and worked in Washington, D.C. doing media relations and client relationship management. She holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University and completed her undergraduate studies in English and Russian at the University of Florida.