Meet The Team

People Make The Difference

Jeff O’Hara

CMP, DMCP, President

It is safe to say that I always knew I would follow an entrepreneurial path. As a young boy growing up in Upstate New York, I took on a newspaper route as soon as I was old enough, at the age of 12. Many kids didn’t think much of slogging through the snow in the dark for two hours after school every day, but for me it was an opportunity to gain some financial freedom. I used the contacts I made on the newspaper route to gain customers for my snow shoveling and lawn mowing services. Snow days were great – no school AND I could make some money! In the summer I hauled a model of perhaps the first ever gasoline powered lawnmower (My Dad must have picked it up at a garage sale in the 60’s. He was never big on “modern conveniences.” Still doesn’t have cable)

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Cindy Hayes

CMP, DMCP, General Manager

It all started over 30 years ago when I graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge. I was the typical college grad needing a job. I had worked summers and breaks for major oil companies in New Orleans and Baton Rouge and thought for sure my part-time jobs would land me that high dollar position with a great benefits package following graduation. WRONG! Oil industry folks were getting laid off. Not the right time to get in! Swallowing my pride, I moved back home with my parents and accepted an administrative assistant positon with the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Got my foot in the door! Yes, I had earned a B.S. in Business and my annual starting salary was $10,500 – enough money to pay my car note and

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Jennifer Stanton

DMCP, Senior Event Producer

Although I was born and raised in New Orleans, I ironically never thought I would end up in the hospitality or events industry. Looking back, how could I not have predicted it as I spent so many days surrounding myself with the city’s beautiful history and culture…Mom’s red beans and rice on Mondays, never missing parades, devouring King Cakes, Saturdays in Jackson Square looking admiring the art and old buildings, watching my Dad scream at the Saints for football on Sundays… and so many more New Orleanian memories that have shaped who I am today and my desire to share my city and its uniqueness with all.

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Monica Price

Account Coordinator

Monica Price was born in Boca Raton, Florida. When she was four years old, her family moved to Slidell, LA to be closer to her Dad’s side of the family from New Orleans. She has been immersed in the very unique New Orleans culture since she was young – and loves everything about it.

She graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. After LSU,

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