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About New Orleans & Company

The former New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (NOCVB) has rebranded and is now officially known as New Orleans & Company – a name that better reflects the work that we do and the people we serve.

At the core of our rebranding is this belief – New Orleans’ culture is its greatest strength, and it is the people of New Orleans who create that culture. We intend to focus on ensuring that the tourism industry benefits all residents of New Orleans, as it continues to benefit our members and our visitors, to nourish and sustain the culture of our city which makes New Orleans a world-class travel destination and the world’s greatest place to live, for those of us lucky enough to call it home.

New Orleans & Company Logo

Our new name embodies the inclusiveness we value, with “Company” representing our many members and partners, the more than 100,000 employees directly employed in tourism in New Orleans, the culture-bearers who shape and carry on our traditions, and, of course, the visitors we welcome as our guests.

Our goal is to cultivate and maintain what we call a “virtuous cycle” between the businesses and attractions that make up the tourism industry, the visitors who invest in those business and attractions, and the city’s residents who benefit from tourism. As our promotion of the city continues and the city’s offerings evolve, we will continue to support New Orleans’ culture by providing more career opportunities than any other industry in the region and by generating revenues to fuel a vibrant economy in which all residents can find a path to prosperity.

The future is bright for New Orleans tourism and our city! Here, at New Orleans & Company, we look forward to even more growth in visitation and visitor spending in the future, and in return, adding even more jobs and tax revenues to our city's economy and nourishing and sustaining our city’s culture for generations to come.

 
Contacts by Department
  • Need photos, video, story ideas or assistance with a press trip? Contact the Communications Department.
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  • Want to know how to get your business listed on our website or participate in our programs, contact our membership team. 
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  • For special events, meetings, and conventions, we’re in the NOLA.
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  • Tourism Sales can assist Travel Professionals, Foreign International Travelers, Groups, Weddings, and Reunions with a variety of services.
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  • We manage the NEW ORLEANS WILL campaign created to advocate for the hospitality and tourism industry. 
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Our Board of Directors

Greg Rusovich, Chairman
CEO, Transoceanic Trading

Steve Caputo, Chair-Elect
General Manager, Monteleone Hotel

Michael Smith, Past Chair
General Manager, Hyatt Hotel

Steve Pettus, Treasurer
Managing Partner, Dickie Brennan Restaurants

Darryl Berger, Secretary
Founder & Chairman, The Berger Company 

Jim Cook, Assistant Secretary
General Manager, Sheraton Hotel

Ex Officios

Justin Augustine*
General Manager, RTA/TransDev

Darryl Berger, Secretary
Founder & Chairman, The Berger Company 

Brandy Christian*
President & CEO, Port of New Orleans

Kevin Dolliole
Aviation Director, Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

Ron Forman
President, Audubon Nature Institute

Stan Harris
President & CEO, Louisiana Restaurant Assoc.

Melvin Rodrigue
President, Galatoire's

John Romano
General Manager, InterContinental Hotel

Doug Thornton
Executive Vice President, LSED/SMG – Superdome

Members at Large

Mickal Adler
Manager, Coleman E. Adler & Sons

Zeid Ammari*
Managing Partner, Creole Cuisine Concepts

Robert Bray
General Manager, New Orleans Marriott

Katy Casbarian
Co-Proprietor, Arnaud's

Aaron Dirks*
President & CEO, Limousine Livery

Terry Epton*
President, Hosts New Orleans 

Kathy Jacobs
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Highpointe Hotel Corporation

Diane Lyons
President, Accent on Arrangements

Quentin Messer
President and CEO, NOLABA

Jim Oliver*
General Manager, The Ritz Carlton New Orleans

Frank Quinn*
General Manager, Outlet Collection at RiverWalk

Amy Reimer
General Manager, International House Hotel

David Teich
General Manager, Windsor Court Hotel

Stephen Watson*
President, WWII Museum

Charlee Williamson*
EVP, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

*New Member for 2018