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"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… more

25th Annual New…

Oct 22 - 23, 2014
The New Orleans Film Festival- Louisiana's only industry-recognized film… more

GALATOIRE’S 33 BAR &…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak will present a beer dinner featuring New Belgium… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Oct 22 - Nov 26, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lagniappe…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join local author Sally Asher as she discusses her new book Hope and New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring YOJIMBO. more

THE GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC…

Oct 22 - 30, 2014
This traveling exhibit examines the history of the U.S. naval base in… more

The Mysterious…

Oct 22 - Nov 23, 2014
You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening of music… more

The Ritz-Carlton, New…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans and NOLA Brewing Company have joined forces to… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Oct 22, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Tricks... Treats...…

Oct 22 - Nov 8, 2014
Kids won't want to miss this strange tour when we pull away the mask and see… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

31st Annual Halloween…

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Join us for the 31st annual Halloween New Orleans, a weekend-long LGBT… more

Greater Baton Rouge…

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2014
Carnival rides, food, music, kids' activities, animal shows, games, exhibits. more

Henry Turner Jr. &…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
The hometown favorites are well known for their style of music that encompasses… more

Jazz in the Park

Oct 23 - 30, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Jazz in the Park…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
Jazz in the Park returns for nine straight weeks this fall,  with a… more

Loyola Jazz…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014
 The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the… more

Preview Reception:…

Oct 23 - 23, 2014

"America's Wartime…

Oct 22 - 22, 2014
Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performances… 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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