The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) has named Denece Laborde as Sales Manager. In her new role, Laborde is responsible for developing and servicing clients in the national corporate and Southeast association sales accounts as well as the social, military, education, religious and fraternal (SMERF) markets for the center. She also works closely with the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau on prospects to generate business for the MCCNO.
Laborde started her hospitality career in New Orleans and has recently returned home from Atlanta, GA, where she served as an Account Executive at Freeman. During her three year tenure, she managed and maintained Atlanta’s number one account, providing over $5 million in revenue annually. Prior to her work at Freeman, Laborde was a Senior Corporate Account Manager at Hotels.com for six years. Among her accomplishments there, she was the recipient of the Travel Horizon Award for being in the top 1% revenue producers for the company. She brings over 20 years of hospitality knowledge and experience to the MCCNO team.
Laborde is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center team knowing that the Convention Center is at the heart of the New Orleans hospitality community. “The Convention Center is a magnificent facility with the best staff our industry has to offer, it embodies the city’s love of great food, great service, and great people” Laborde said.
A graduate of University of New Orleans, Laborde received a degree in Business Administration. She maintains an active presence in professional organizations including Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation and a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually. A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $39.12 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $2.19 billion in new tax revenue.