The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel knows that service is that key factor that transforms the average meeting into a successful event. That is why every member of our highly regarded staff was carefully chosen in order to satisfy even the most discriminating. From the initial phone call or email, through the planning and execution of your event, until the final satisfied attendee checks out of the hotel, our sales and convention service teams are working with you. With our team behind you, even the most complex event in New Orleans will go off without a hitch.
The Group Sales team at the Sheraton New Orleans is your first point of contact with the hotel when you begin the process of planning an event. From this very moment, until your event is handed off to the Convention Services staff, you'll have the advantage of the team's experience, professionalism, attention to detail and friendliness.
Director of Sales & Marketing
You may reach John at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-5529
Charlene Berard / Senior Sales Manager A native New Orleanian, Charlene attended St. Mary's Dominican High School and received B.S. degree in Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism from the University of New Orleans in May 1988. She began her hotel career as a Front Office/Reservations agent at the Sheraton on the Lake in Metairie, Louisiana and, after three years, transferred to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in the Sales & Marketing Department in April 1990, as a Small Meetings Manager. She is currently handling the DC group market. Contact Charlene at email@example.com or 504-595-5535.
Heather Braiwick / Complex Sales Manager – Entertainment & Luxury Travel Sales A New Orleans native, Heather danced for the NBA as member of the New York Knicks’ Knicks City Dancers and worked as coach/choreographer for the Washington Wizards. She began her hospitality sales career in 2007 with Hampton Inn & Suites, was promoted to Director of Sales in 2010 and remained with Hampton Inn & Suites until joining Starwood in 2016. Heather is a wife and a proud Mom of daughter, Parker. A true sports enthusiast, Heather looks for any excuse to get together with family and friends to support her beloved New Orleans Saints! Heather can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-5527
Margo Choquette / Senior Sales Manager Originally from Rhode Island, Margo moved to New Orleans to start her career in hotel sales shortly after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Hotel Administration. She has worked at several hotels within the New Orleans market, and came to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in 1998, where she's enjoyed her longest tenure. Contact Margo at email@example.com or 504-595-6260.
Brittany Duhon / Sales Specialist A native of Gulfport, MS, Brittany received a B.A in Journalism and M.A in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Mississippi. After finishing her graduate studies in 2013, she started her career as a Sales Coordinator/Receptionist at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel transitioning after a short time to Social Media Marketing Coordinator, managing the hotel’s online presence and reputation. Brittany recently took the role of Sales Specialist, covering the leisure and social markets. Brittany is excited to connect and welcome your group to New Orleans! Contact Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-6270.
Lauren Kustwan / Sales Specialist Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Lauren received her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management with a focus in Event Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Immediately after graduation, Lauren accepted a job in Operations at the St. Thomas Ritz-Carlton, and made her way to New Orleans as Operations Supervisor at Iberville Suites of the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans. With a career in Sales in mind, Lauren joined the Sheraton New Orleans team as a Rooms Controller and quickly moved into the Sales Department where she serves the corporate and association group market. Contact Lauren at email@example.com or 504-595-6206.
Ken Newman / Account Director Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Ken attended Michigan State University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. Immediately after graduation, Hilton Hotels Corporation hired him to be a Management Trainee Professional at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. After 8 months, Ken was promoted to Convention Sales Manager handling the Midwest Market. After 3 years he decided to take a similar position at the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau also handling the Midwest Market. In 1999, after two years with the CVB, he decided to accept a position of Senior Sales Manager at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel handling the West Coast Market. Ken is married (Heather) and has two boys, and they currently reside in Covington, LA. Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-5522.
Vicki Rosenbohm / Director of Sales A native New Orleanian, Vicki attended St. Mary's Dominican High School and received B.S. degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans in May 1993. She began her career in the hospitality industry over 23 years ago with Marriott International. Vicki began her selling career in 2001 and has sold numerous markets and brands focusing on the large convention customer. Vicki and her husband Troy enjoy spending time with their two daughters attending uniquely New Orleans events like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. Contact Vicki at email@example.com or 504-592-5637.
Lisa Scollo / Complex Director of Business Travel and Luxury Sales Originally from Brisbane, Australia, Lisa graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Hotel and Tourism Management. Lisa has been a part of the hospitality community in Australia, England and the US. After living in Vail, CO for 10 years, Lisa and her husband moved to New Orleans in 2007 where they live with their daughter. After 4 years with the Loews New Orleans Hotel, she joined the Starwood team in early 2013. You may reach Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-6247.
Catering & Event Management
Our Catering & Event Management team works hand-in-hand with the meeting planner from before the event until after the last attendee has left. The team is well trained in providing the expert guidance and support that will ensure the success of your event and a positive experience for you and your attendees.
Michelle Daigle / Catering Sales Manager Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Michelle graduated with honors from LSU and with a Master’s of Science in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of New Orleans. She began her hospitality career as a Sales and Marketing intern for the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and comes to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel after 4 years with the Westin New Orleans Canal Place where she held a catering sales manager position. Michelle is currently studying for her Certified Specialist of Wine accreditation and is very involved in community service, working closely with the Brett Thomas Doussan Foundation, which focuses on mental health awareness. Contact Michelle at email@example.com or 504-595-6236
Emily Hayman / Senior Catering Sales Manager As a New Orleans Native, Graduate of Ursuline Academy and Southeastern Louisiana, Emily likes to call this city "home". With a degree in Business Management, Emily began her career as an Event Coordinator specializing in Weddings and Social Events. After four years, her interest shifted to the hospitality industry where she has worked with many local businesses and Universities, as well as Brides on planning their special day. Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-5586
Steve Mondi / Convention Services Manager Originally from Boston, MA, attended the University of Massachusetts and moved to New Orleans in November of 1978. Steve helped open the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in October of 1982, and has been here ever since. He has held the positions of Restaurant Manager, Beverage Manager, Room Service Manager, Banquet Manager, Conference Center Service Manager, Fitness Center Manager and current position as Convention Services Manager. Contact Steve at email@example.com or 504-595-5520
Marcela Moresco, CMP/Convention Services Manager A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, attended the University of Buenos Aires and moved to New Orleans in 1987. Since her arrival into the city Marcela always worked in the hospitality industry. Ten years with Le Meridien New Orleans, four years with the Intercontinental Hotel, four years with the Hilton Riverside. Marcela joined Starwood in October of 2006 as a Convention Services Manager. Contact Marcela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-6274
Timika Spurlock / Convention Services Manager A native of New Orleans, Timika connected with the Sheraton New Orleans in 1994 where, throughout her journey, she has held the positions of Convention Services Assistant, Banquet Coordinator and Executive Conference Center Manager. She began her career as a Convention Services Manager in 2000. In 2005 she obtained her CMP Designation and later that year relocated to Dallas as a result of Hurricane Katrina. During her time in Dallas Timika worked as a Meeting Planner & Conference Manager for the SANS Institute. She returned home to the Sheraton New Orleans as a Convention Services Manager in 2007. Contact Timika at email@example.com or 504-592-5632.
Peter Woods / Director of Catering and Event Management Reach Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-595-5577.