Leah Sulony has been named Event Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) – the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In her new capacity, she will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event planning process. As a liaison between the Center and clients, she will guide clients through event preparation and show set-up, monitor in-house events and oversee all related activities to ensure successful events.
Sulony began her career in New Mexico where she worked to monitor and inspect vehicles for the U.S. Air Force. The New Orleans native then transitioned from her military career to become an International Air Freight Pricing Specialist for UPS Supply Chain Solutions before serving as Director of International Operations for Chicago’s New World Van Lines.
After a brief stint as a small-business owner, she began her service in the hospitality industry. She gathered experience as Event Services Manager for Hilton Worldwide and as Operations Manager for Hosts New Orleans before landing at the New Orleans Convention Center.
Leah has experience handling logistics for all manner of events, from intimate receptions to parades with more than 10,000 guests in attendance. “We are proud to bring Leah on board and look forward to seeing what she can do for the Convention Center and the city of New Orleans,” said Donna Karl Sakelakos, Director of Events at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
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, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, and one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $81.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.1 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.