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Team New Orleans: Sales Main

Convention Sales

Cara Banasch, MBA

Cara Banasch, MBA

Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategy Phone: 504-566-5034 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Oversees and directs convention sales, marketing, advertising and Convention Services

Coordinator: Angela Zografos
Phone: 504-566-5040
Email: azografos@neworleanscvb.com

Robert Reso

Robert Reso

Director of New Business Development Phone: 504-566-5013 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Specialty Market: Citywide Sporting Events

Coordinator: Angela Zografos
Phone: 504-566-5040
Email: azografos@neworleanscvb.com

Donna Glover, CMP

Donna Glover, CMP

Director of National Accounts Phone: 504-566-5007 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: National Accounts

Specialty Market: Experient

Coordinator: Brianna Bell
Phone: 504-566-5062
Email: bbell@neworleanscvb.com

Sallee Pavlovich

Sallee Pavlovich

Director of National Accounts Phone: 504-566-5035 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: National Accounts

Specialty Market: Tradeshows

Coordinator: Tara Lusignan
Phone: 504-556-5912
Email: tlusignan@neworleanscvb.com

Susan Ives, CMP

Susan Ives, CMP

Senior Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5043 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, Washington, DC

Specialty Market: IMN Solutions

Coordinator: Melissa Crowder
Phone: 504-566-5080
Email: mcrowder@neworleanscvb.com

Ted Pennison

Ted Pennison

Senior Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5023 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, Southeast

Specialty Market: Maritz Travel and HelmsBriscoe

Coordinator: Amber Ivey
Phone: (504) 566-5070
Email: aivey@neworleanscvb.com

Raquel Dufauchard, CMP

Raquel Dufauchard, CMP

Senior Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5061 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, Northeast

Specialty Market: Janetti, Financial, Insurance, and Religious

Coordinator: Maria Nuccio
Phone: 504-566-5058
Email: mnuccio@neworleanscvb.com

Fay Nedd, CGMP

Fay Nedd, CGMP

Senior Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5060 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: National

Specialty Market: Medical and BioTechnology, Talley Management Group, Inc., Association Headquarters, ConferenceDirect

Coordinator: Hank Lemoine
Phone: 504-566-5036
Email: hlemoine@neworleanscvb.com

Carl Lauto, CMP

Carl Lauto, CMP

Senior Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5047 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations, Mid-West

Specialty Market: Experient, IEEE, Lifestyle

Coordinator: Amber Ivey
Phone: 504-566-5070
Email: aivey@neworleanscvb.com

Mary Beth Mullin

Mary Beth Mullin

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5081 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, Southeast

Specialty Market: HelmsBriscoe and Louisiana

Coordinator: Hank Lemoine
Phone: 504-566-5036
Email: hlemoine@neworleanscvb.com

Rebecca Landry Lovelace, MBA, CMP

Rebecca Landry Lovelace, MBA, CMP

Sr Manager of Sales Research and Analytics Phone: 502-883-4585

Market: National, minus Washington, DC

Coordinator: Angela Zografos
Phone: 504-566-5040
Email: azografos@neworleanscvb.com

Lyn Hallaron, CMP

Lyn Hallaron, CMP

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5083 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations, Mid-West

Specialty Market: SmithBucklin Corporation

Coordinator: Sarah Schafer
Phone: 504-566-5042
Email: sschafer@neworleanscvb.com

Erica Lee

Erica Lee

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5014 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, West Coast

Specialty Market: Digital Media and Film, HPN Global, ConferenceDirect

Coordinator: Sarah Schafer
Phone: 504-566-5042
Email: sschafer@neworleanscvb.com

Cristin Hopkins

Cristin Hopkins

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5056 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Government & Amateur Sports

Coordinator: Melissa Crowder
Phone: 504-566-5080
Email: mcrowder@neworleanscvb.com

Helen Mesfin, CMP

Helen Mesfin, CMP

Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region Phone: 202-526-3913 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Markets: Associations and Corporations, Washington, DC

Specialty Market: ConferenceDirect, DC

Coordinator: Brianna Bell
Phone: 504-566-5062
Email: bbell@neworleanscvb.com

Libby Kemp

Libby Kemp

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5017 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, Midwest

Coordinator: Amber Ivey
Phone: 504-566-5070
Email: aivey@neworleanscvb.com

Eliana  Thompson

Eliana Thompson

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5099 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Market: Associations and Corporations, Mideast

Coordinator: Tara Lusignan
Phone: 504-556-5912
Email: tlusignan@neworleanscvb.com

Rebecca Ehlinger

Rebecca Ehlinger

Convention Sales Manager Phone: 504-566-5037 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124

Markets: Associations and Corporations, Northeast

Coordinator: Brianna Bell
Phone: 504-566-5062
Email: bbell@neworleanscvb.com

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Convention Services

Rachel Avery, CMP

Rachel Avery, CMP

Director of Convention Services & Events Phone: 504-566-5063 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124



Coordinator: Maria Nuccio
Phone: 504-566-5058
Email: mnuccio@neworleanscvb.com

MaryBeth Guarisco, CMP

MaryBeth Guarisco, CMP

Senior Manager, Specialty Services & Programing Phone: 504-566-5026 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Lynne Higbee

Lynne Higbee

Registration Coordinator Phone: 504-556-5904 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth Adams

Services Manager Phone: 504-566-5031 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Services Manager Phone: 504-566-5025 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124
Amanda Tinney

Amanda Tinney

Meetings & Special Events Manager Phone: 504-566-5004 Toll-Free: 1-800-672-6124