Tara Micelle joined the CVB as Executive Communications Coordinator in January 2014, working with Stephen Perry, President and CEO, and Brad Weaber, Executive Vice President. Tara previously worked at Friend and Co.
Communications and PR
Erica Taylor joined the CVB as a Communications Intern in January 2014. Erica attended Loyola University New Orleans and graduated in May 2013. She majored in Advertising and minored in Criminal Justice. Erica assists the Communications Team in providing publicity services to clients and incoming media.
Vicki Bristol joined the CVB in December 2013 as Communications Manager. She manages the CVB's agency partners, organizes press trips, assists journalists covering New Orleans, and leads proactive media relations/story development campaign. Vicki previously worked at Gambel Communications.
Angela Campiere has been promoted to Administrative Assistant to Cara Banasch, Vice President of Convention Sales and Strategy, and Robert Reso, Director of Business Development. Angela has been with the CVB since 2012.
Eliana Thompson has been promoted to Convention Sales Manager, focusing on East Coast Associations and Corporations, 10 to 100 peak. She has been with the CVB since 2012.
Emily Nagel has been promoted to a new market focusing on West Coast Associations and Corporations, 101 to 400 peak. She has been with the CVB since 2012.
Erica Lee has been promoted to a new market focusing on West Coast Associations and Corporations, Digital Media, Film and HPN Global Team Leader, 400 peak and above. Erica has been with the CVB since 2006.
Fay Nedd has been promoted to a new market focusing on Medical, BioTechnology, Pharmaceutical and serving as the Talley Management and AHQ Teams Leader. Fay has been with the CVB since 2000.
Molly Lehmuller joined the CVB as a Convention Sales Assistant in February 2014. Mollie recently relocated from Jackson, MS where she completed her Masters of Business Administration at Millsaps College.
Peggy Hagaman has been promoted to a new market focusing on the Midwest and Canadian Associations and Corporations and will serve as the SmithBucklin Team Leader. Peggy has been with the CVB since 2002.
Alisa Ealy joined the CVB in November 2013 as an Accounting Clerk III in Finance. Alisa is responsible for maintaining accounting databases and workbooks, reconciling bank statements, general ledger accounts, project budgets, audit schedules, fixed assets, assessment payments and member dues and periodically train other staff members. She previously worked as a Consultant with the CPA firm, Bourgeois Bennett in New Orleans.
Monica Turcios joined the CVB as an Accounting Clerk in the Finance Department in March 2014. Monica most recently functioned as an Income Auditor with the House of Blues in Houston, TX and recently made the decision to return to her home in New Orleans to pursue new career options in the hospitality field.
Bentlie Logan joined the CVB in January 2014 as a Tourism Intern. Bentlie is a junior at Loyola University New Orleans and is studying Marketing and Management, she will graduate in May 2015. Bentlie assists the Tourism team with clerical and special projects including advertising, marketing, sites and familiarization trips.