March 16, 2017
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Presentations will include
2017 Slate of FACC-GC Board and Officers
2017 Donald A. Hoffman Distinguished Member Awards
2017 FACC-GC Individual Member Award
Gary LaGrange, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans (Retired)
2017 FACC-GC Donald A. Hoffman Legacy Award
Damien Regnard, Elected Representative for the French in U.S. and
FACC-GC President from 2000-2010
French Market self-pay lot across from the Mint - Find details at https://www.frenchmarket.org/parking-directions/
by Chef René Bajeux
Dickie Brennan & Co.
Passed Hors D'Oeuvres
J. Stephen Perry, President & CEO
New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau
Under Stephen Perry's direction, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau has routinely been ranked as one of the top five CVBs in America and won multiple national awards for excellence in sales, marketing, public relations, branding, customer service and corporate relations. The New Orleans CVB is the largest economic development corporation in Louisiana and carries responsibility for brand management, marketing and sales valued at $6-8 billion in visitor spending annually in New Orleans. Perry also manages offices in three American cities and five foreign countries.
Mr. Perry has won many national accolades for his work immediately following Hurricane Katrina in rebuilding tourism in New Orleans, becoming a regular guest on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg News, Fox News, NBC evening News and other national news outlets. He has been featured on the cover and in leading articles in many national trade publications. Under his leadership during the BP oil spill, New Orleans ended 2010 as the number one destination in the country for REVPAR growth (a measure of hotel industry success). In 2012, under his leadership, New Orleans lead the continental United States in REVPAR growth.