New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Staff Member Wins “Tourism Matters” Award
  • May 16, 2019
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    NEW ORLEANS, LA — On May 7, Leslie Lotten, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s Assistant Director of Event Services, received the “Tourism Matters” Award from New Orleans and Company at a National Travel and Tourism Week Rally. The award is granted to tourism industry professionals that have distinguished themselves through hard work, dedication and years of service. A native of the city, Lotten is one of three industry professionals who received the award from New Orleans and Company.

    Leslie Lotten accepts Tourism Matters Award from New Orleans & Company President and CEO Stephen Perry at the National Travel and Tourism Week Rally in Champion’s Square

    “She was chosen because of her 30-year career at the convention center, her rise throughout her career, and her above and beyond commitment to her clients,” says Stephen Perry, President and CEO of New Orleans And Company. “People like her are the reason people come to New Orleans.”

    “Leslie is a hard-working tourism industry professional whose talents help us achieve our goal of being one of the best convention centers in the country,” says New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center President Michael Sawaya. “Her leadership and experience have been invaluable assets to our team, and we are proud to see her honored with this award.”