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About The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau

Who We Are

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. The CVB influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services.


Contacts by Department
  • Communications Department general inquiries can be directed to 504-566-5019.  
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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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  • The Convention and Visitors Bureau's Tourism Sales Staff is expert in all things New Orleans. 
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  • The Convention and Visitors Bureau manages 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