Eugene Laney

Eugene Laney
President and CEO
American Association of Exporters and Importers

Dr. Eugene Laney Jr. has over 25 years of experience in public and governmental affairs. Since 2004, he has served as the Head of International Government Affairs for DHL Express, where he represents the organization before the U.S. Congress and government agencies and foreign governments, and serves as DHL Express’ media spokesperson on international trade issues.

Prior to that appointment, Dr. Laney served for six years as the Director of Information & Legislative Services for the Global Business Travel Association, where he served as the association’s chief media spokesperson and represented corporate travel professionals and the travel industry in public policy matters. Dr. Laney also served for four years as a New Media Editor at Congressional Quarterly’s Legislative Tracking Service, where he contributed to He is currently an adjunct professor in International Business at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and an Advisory Board Member of the University of Richmond’s Customer Experience program. He sits on the board of the National Foreign Trade Council and serves on the Trade Advisory Group of the Council of Americas, and the Trade Committee Chair for the Express Association of America.

He received his Ph.D. in American Government at Howard University and his B.A. and Master of Public Administration from Florida A&M University. He has an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.