Louisiana Travel Promotion Association appoints new board member

Mark Romig, President/CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation was installed as a member of the board of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) at the association’s annual meeting

Louisiana Travel Promotion Association appoints new board member

Mark Romig, President/CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation was installed as a member of the board of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) at the association’s annual meeting on Friday, June 28 at Nottoway Plantation Resort.

“I am honored to be serving LTPA and the more than 800 members the association represents across the state,” said board member Mark Romig. “This organization has been serving members of Louisiana’s tourism industry for fifty years, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to keep the momentum going.”

New officers installed on the executive board committee include the following: Marion Fox, with the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission, as chairman; Renee Areng, with Visit Baton Rouge, as vice-chairman; Linda Curtis-Sparks, with the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, as secretary; Phil Frost, with the Baton Rouge Zoo, as treasurer; and Fran Thibodeaux, with the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, as past chairman.

In addition to Romig, new members on the board of directors are Stacy Brown with the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, Sandra Davis with Konriko/Conrad Rice Mill, Travis Napper with the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, James Ramsaur, with Lincoln Parish Park, Alice Scarborough with Kent Plantation House, Tico Soto with the Lake Charles-Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lynette Tanner with Frogmore Plantation and Gins, Denise Thevenot with Louisiana Tax Free Shopping and Gary Ellis with Compass Media.

“Our executive committee and board of directors are responsible for helping us meet the needs of our members and making sure that we accomplish our goals of providing educational and marketing opportunities while also advocating on the industry’s behalf,” said Darienne Mobley, Co-Executive Director, LTPA. “We are excited to be starting off another year with such a great group of industry leaders that represent the entire state.”

Officers on the executive committee and members of the board of directors are elected during the annual meeting. Each year, the Chairman of the Board selects a nominating committee that is comprised of members who are not up for re-election and who are not seeking office. This committee is responsible for presenting a slate to the members of the association that recognizes all regions of the state and all segments of the tourism industry.

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