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ESSENCE Music Festival

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Friday Nights at NOMA

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NASA Week to Blast…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jul 3 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
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Purchased Lives: New…

Jul 3 - 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

The Foundation…

Jul 3 - 3, 2015
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Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
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Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
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St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
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Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jul 6 - 6, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

LIVE BAND KARAOKE…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
Rock out on stage with Mixed Nuts as your band! All ages and free each Tuesday… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jul 7 - 28, 2015
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Octavia Art Gallery -…

Jul 7 - 25, 2015
This summer, Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present new works by Cuban based… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

The Sweat Social…

Jul 7 - Dec 20, 2015
Designed for wellness travelers visiting New Orleans, the Sweat Social offers… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Robert Reso Named Director of New Business Development for the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Tara Letort, CMP or Carlyn Worthy
New Orleans CVB
504-566-5019
tletort@neworleanscvb.com or cworthy@neworleanscvb.com

 

Robert Reso Named Director of New Business Development for the
New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau

Reso to lead New Business Development team aimed at generating convention and meeting business from new channels and managing market prospects

 

NEW ORLEANS - November 25, 2013 - The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce Robert Reso, a 25-year sales and marketing industry expert, as the new director of new business development. He will report to Cara Banasch, VP of convention sales and strategies, and lead a new business development team.

Reso, who served as director of group sales for the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, brings a great amount of experience in both the sales and marketing sectors of the convention industry. His involvement in the hotels, management and sales trade has advanced him through to numerous leadership positions during his 25-year tenure with Hilton including director of sales and marketing for Doubletree Lakeside and assistant general manager for Embassy Suites New Orleans.

Reso began his hospitality career in food & beverage before moving into convention services. His familiarities added value to his group clients through collaboration to gain an understanding of the essentials steps to accomplish the goals established. Reso is a member of the Christian Brothers School Board of Trustees and previously served as president and VP of Activities for the Christian Brothers School Alumni Association.

Reso will direct new business initiatives from new channels, which will identify and convert groups in new markets. His deep background in business marketing and ability to effectively oversee diverse markets made him the perfect candidate to lead the team into new rewarding business engagements for the CVB and the city of New Orleans.

"Rob brings experience from a variety of business sectors along with the capability to bring in new business opportunities," stated Stephen Perry CEO and President of the New Orleans CVB. "With the addition of our new business development team, we anticipate major growth in the creation of jobs, economic impact and attracting prospective clients to utilize New Orleans for their meetings and conventions in the future."

"Our new business development team is integral to our growth strategy moving forward," said Banasch. We appreciate all those clients who have been loyal to the city and we are always going to take great care of them but we need to attract additional business from the industries and segments that have potential to create positive impact for our partners."   

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 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 five foreign countries. Consistently recognized as one of the top five CVBs in the country, the New Orleans CVB celebrated its 53rd anniversary in 2013. For more information, please visit www.neworleanscvb.com.
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