NEW ORLEANS, LA — Stephanie Turner, a 26-year New Orleans hospitality industry veteran, is the new Vice President of Convention Sales and Strategies for New Orleans & Company. Turner’s experience in hotels includes sales and sales director positions at the Intercontinental New Orleans, Le Meridien Hotel, Fairmont Hotel and the Sheraton New Orleans, in addition to serving as Director of Business Development at New Orleans & Company (then the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau) from 2006-2013. Most recently, she was a sales leader with Artisan Wine Company, so she also brings vast knowledge of restaurants and food and beverage.
“Stephanie is the consummate hospitality sales and marketing executive,” said Stephen Perry, President and CEO of New Orleans & Company. “She has a comprehensive local cultural background and intuitive knowledge of our region, having been in New Orleans all of her life. She has been a sales and marketing leader both in numerous hotels on property and in our own company for a quarter of a century and knows the business development strategies and sales approaches that work most effectively in our destination. She worked with our company for seven years, identifying new lead generation approaches, driving marketing strategies, new business development, and regional production from the association citywide rich centers of Washington, DC, and Chicago.”