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Board of Directors

John Romano | President

InterContinental New Orleans

Steve Caputo | Secretary

Bienville House

Kristi Taglauer | Treasurer

Aloft New Orleans Downtown

Jim Cook | Chairman of the Board

Sheraton New Orleans

Mavis Early | Executive Director

Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association

Cody Bertone

Pontchartrain Hotel

David Bilbe

Omni Royal Orleans

Joe Blanchek

Marriott Convention Center Hotel

Robert Bray

New Orleans Marriott

Bret Chittenden

Expotel Hospitality

Bryan Dupepe, Jr.

Hotel Provencial

Alfred Groos

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Eddie Jacobs

NOLA Hotel Group

Ken Jacques

AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon

Ellen LeMaire


Jim Oliver

Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Ron Pincus

Hotel Monteleone

Dan Real

Harrah's New Orleans Hotel

Amy Reimer

International House Hotel

Jerry Reyes

Westin New Orleans Canal Place

Michael Smith

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Travis Tague

The Eliza Jane

Mike Valentino

Valentino New Orleans Hotels

Mark Wilson

Bourbon Orleans Hotel | The Jung Hotel & Residences

Aaron Dirks


Steve Florence

Ask the Laundry Doctor

Jim Szeszycki

Concord Transportation Services