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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.

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Our new name embodies the inclusiveness we value, with “Company” representing our many members and partners, the more than 89,000* 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.

*based on figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Looking for a career with New Orleans & Company? Click below to view available job positions, including internships and registrar openings, as well as full-time positions.

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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 Community campaign (formerly New Orleans Will), created to advocate for the hospitality and tourism industry. 
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  • Our Convention Services team takes great pride in providing everything you need for a successful meeting.
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Executive Team


J. Stephen Perry, President & CEO, New Orleans & Company

Under the direction of Stephen Perry, New Orleans & Company, formerly the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB), has routinely been ranked as one of the top five CVBs in the country, won multiple national awards for excellence in sales, marketing, public relations, branding, customer service and corporate relations, and expanded across the globe with offices in three American cities and four foreign countries. Read more here.

Stephen Perry, President & CEO, New Orleans & Company

Our Board of Directors

Amy Reimer Sileo, Chairman of the Board

David Bilbe, Chair-Elect
Omni Royal-Orleans

Steve Caputo, Past Chair
Hotel Monteleone

Steve Pettus, Treasurer
Dickie Brennan & Company

Darryl Berger, Secretary
The Berger Company 

Jim Cook, Assistant Secretary
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Ron Forman
Audubon Nature Institute

Doug Thornton
ASM Global

Ex Officios

Brandy Christian
Port of New Orleans

Kevin Dolliole
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)

Stan Harris
Louisiana Restaurant Assoc.

Melvin Rodrigue
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Greg Rusovich
Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region (BCNO)/GNO, Inc.

Steve Caputo
Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association

Members at Large

Mickal Adler
Coleman E. Adler & Sons

Zeid Ammari
Creole Cuisine Concepts

Dottie Belletto

Julia Bland*
Louisiana Children's Museum

Tod Chambers*
Roosevelt Hotel

Henry Coaxum*
Coaxum Enterprises

Terry Epton
Hosts Global New Orleans

David Gallo*
Gallo Mechanical

Al Groos*
Royal Sonesta

Tom Leonhard
HRI Properties

Quentin Messer

David Piscola
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Frank Quinn
Outlet Collection at Riverwalk

Stephen Watson
National WWII Museum

Charlee Williamson
Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group

Jimmie Woods
Metro Service Group

*Newly appointed for 2020