Lauren Castine 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.
A native of Louisiana, Castine’s career path took her around the country as she continued to hone her skills. From her stay in New York where she interned for a variety of high-profile brands like BET Network and the fashion brand Valentino, to her work in Washington D.C. as the Director of Meetings and Events for the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), Castine comes to the MCCNO with a sharp knowledge of the event planning world.
In her previous role as Director of Meetings and Events for AIAS, Castine handled forecasting, development, and execution of D.C. area and international conferences. With more than 6 years of experience under her belt, Castine returns to Louisiana to make an impact as Event Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Castine graduated from LSU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science. She also aims to complete her Masters in Tourism Administration and Events Management in 2019 from the George Washington University School of Business.
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.