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Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 29 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 29 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Roosevelt New…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, will feature the life and… more

The Saenger Theatre…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Cresent City get ready for a Night of Euphoria with the one and only Will… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Jay B. Elston Duo. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

New Orleans CVB Expands Its Award-Winning Sales Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Jennifer Day/Jenn Lotz
New Orleans CVB
504-566-5019
jday@neworleanscvb.com/jlotz@neworleanscvb.com

New Orleans CVB Expands Its Award-Winning Sales Team
Former CVB employees Ted Pennison and Sharon Sibley return home to New Orleans and to the
CVB to promote the city as a top meeting destination

NEW ORLEANS – May 24, 2011 The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is announcing that Ted Pennison and Sharon Sibley have come back home to join the award-winning convention sales team. Both convention sales managers join a team of CVB representatives dedicated to promoting New Orleans as a future meeting destination.

Through his role as a senior sales manager at the New Orleans CVB, Pennison will work with associations and corporations across the Eastern Seaboard, in Florida, the Gulf Coast region and Texas. His primary focus is pharmaceutical and convention center business. With more than 15 years of experience in destination sales and marketing with convention and visitors bureaus, Pennison brings the knowledge and skill required to work with meeting and convention customers. For more than seven years, Pennison worked as a sales manager and senior sales manager for the New Orleans CVB, after which he joined the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, first as the associate director of sales and later as the director of convention sales. He can be contacted at tpennison@neworleanscvb.com or at 504-566-5023.

As a convention sales manager, Sibley will handle the Midwest/Northeast association & corporate markets for the New Orleans CVB. Her specialty will be groups utilizing up to 400 peak rooms Sibley began her career in the hospitality industry when she worked as a sales coordinator and later as the billing and business center supervisor for Royal Productions. From 2003-2006 she worked for the New Orleans CVB as the membership services coordinator where she planned member events and assisted the CVB’s 1,000 members. Following a move to Houston in 2007, Sibley worked as the contract management coordinator for Vinson & Elkins, LLP, an international law firm. Sibley can be contacted at ssibley@neworleanscvb.com or at 504-566-5037.

“Combined, Ted and Sharon bring nearly 25 years of tourism industry experience to the New Orleans CVB,” said Nikki Moon, vice president of convention sales for the New Orleans CVB. “Their familiarity with the New Orleans CVB and vast knowledge in the meetings and conventions industry, brings the type of background and required experience to sell New Orleans. It’s a privilege to welcome them back to our CVB team.”

The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau is a nationally accredited, 1,000-member destination marketing organization and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. We create $5 billion in new capital each year- more than any other business sector- by attracting millions of visitors, special events and conventions. The CVB and its members influence thousands of decision-makers and millions of visitors to choose New Orleans through direct sales, marketing, public relations, branding and visitor services at our New Orleans headquarters and offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and four foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.

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