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investment company executive

Nicholas Brady Tournillon, American Trade finance, international investments company executive. Named Outstanding Alumnus of Year, Southeastern Louisiana U., 1976.


Tournillon, Nicholas Brady was born on September 1, 1933 in New Orleans. Son of Samuel C. and Anna Mae (Brady) Tournillon.


Bachelor, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1958. Master of Business Administration, Louisiana State University, 1960.


Loan officer Export Import Bank United States, Washington, 1960-1966. Administrative assistant to executive officers Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company of Manila, 1966-1968. Assistant treasurer GTE International, Stamford, Connecticut, 1968-1976, treasurer, 1976-1986, vice president, 1978-1986.

President GTE Finance Corporation, 1984-1986. Assistant treasurer GTE corporation, 1985-1986. Chairman, chief executive officer American and International Investment Corporation, 1986-1998.

Privatization advisory W/Inti. Executive Service Corporation Center Europe, 1991—1994. President, Chief Executive Officer Definco Ltd., since 1998.

Board directors National Foreign Trade Council, Community Answers, Global Access Corporation. Member international advisory board Union Trust Company. White House advisor, Regan Administrator to United States Trade representative, International Trade Finance.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional business journals.


Past chairman Connecticut District Export Council of United States Department Commerce. Member monetary committee United States Council International Business. Board directors Southeastern Louisiana University Development Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1954, Korea.

Member Society International Treasurers, Academy International Business, Retired Men's Association of Greenwich.


Married Audrey Nicosia, December 15, 1956. Children: Brady, Linda, Tracy, Jeffrey, Gregory, Lori.

Samuel C. Tournillon

Anna Mae (Brady) Tournillon

Audrey Nicosia

Brady Tournillon

Linda Tournillon

Tracy Tournillon

Jeffrey Tournillon

Gregory Tournillon

Lori Tournillon