Hospitality & Tourism Task Force
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Task Force Leaders

Kyle France

LSED, Chair

Jill Kidder

President and  CEO, Louisiana Travel Association

Task Force Members

Ben Berthelot

President and CEO, Lafayette CVC

Doug Bourgeois

Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Office of Tourism

Christian Brown

Managing Director, New Orleans Holdings LLC

Ralph Calhoun

Executive Director, The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens

David Carter

Communicatons Director, Resilient Louisiana Commission

Linda Curtis-Sparks

Director, Sabine Parish Tourist Commission

Andrew Doss

Director, Reslilient Louisiana Commission

Kyle Edmiston

President and CEO, Lake Charles/ Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

Lane Ewing

Member, Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm

Elroy James

President, Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Elie Khoury

President and CEO, KFK Group

Walt Leger

Senior Vice President of Strategic Affairs & General Counsel,New Orleans & Company

Debra Mayhew

Director of Marketing, Oak Alley Plantation

JP Morrell

Legislative Liaison, Middleberg Riddle Group

Ralph Ney

General Manager, Marriott Hotel Baton Rouge

Billy Nungesser

Lt. Governor, Louisiana

Naresh Patel (Nash)

VP Southern Hospitality Services, LLC

Don Pierson

Secretary, LED

Kimberly Robinson

Secretary, LDR

Melvin Rodrigue

President, Galatoire's Restaurant

Mark Romig

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, New Orleans & Company

Julie Samson

Chief of Staff, Office of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser

Dean Smith

Dean of Public Health, LSU Health and Sciences Center

Michael Smith

General Manager, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

Stephen Watson

President and CEO, National WWII Museum

Nick Zaver

President and CEO, Insignia Hotel Management

Recent Activity

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM TASK FORCE

Meeting Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
2:00 PM

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Hospitality and Tourism Task Force Meeting

Meeting Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:00 PM

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Hospitality and Tourism Taskforce

Meeting Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
2:00 PM

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Hospitality and Tourism Taskforce

Meeting Date & Time:

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
11:30 AM

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Hospitality and Tourism Taskforce

Meeting Date & Time:

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
2:00 PM

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Hospitality and Tourism Taskforce

Meeting Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
2:00 PM

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