- Favorite National Park:
- Antietam National Battlefield
As Vice President of Government Relations at the National Park Foundation, Paul Coussan oversees efforts to lead, direct, and manage the Foundation’s government affairs portfolio. In this role, Paul engages with the Executive Branch and Congress as a trusted voice advocating for federal dollars to protect and enhance national parks.
He brings over 11 years of experience in legislative affairs, lobbying, strategic planning, and policy advocacy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Coussan served as director of government relations at the American Battlefield Trust, where he advocated for the continued protection of America’s battlefields by navigating the organization’s relationships with Congress, the Executive Branch, and the National Park Service. Prior to his time at the Trust, Paul worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Congressman and Senator from his home state of Louisiana.
Paul holds a master’s of Public Administration from The University of Georgia, and bachelor’s degrees in mass communication from Louisiana State University. A native of south Louisiana, Paul is immensely proud of his Cajun roots and enjoys writing, cooking, reading, and traveling to national historic landmarks and national parks (238 and counting!)