Jul 24, 2019
Mark Romig
New Orleans tourism

A native of New Orleans, Mark is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), the city’s official leisure travel promotion agency responsible for enhancing the local economy and the tourism industry through effective marketing and promotional programs. Since Mark’s arrival in June 2011, he has led the organization and the city’s domestic tourism promotion efforts, resulting in annual year over year increases in visitation and visitor spending. In 2017, more than 17 million visitors traveled to New Orleans, spending more than $8.5 billion (DSKA annual survey). Mark is also the Stadium Announcer for the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. His late father, Jerry served in the same role for 44 years and 446 consecutive games.  In addition, Mark is a member of the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank, headquartered in New Orleans.

 

 

In January of 2019, Mark was honored with the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award by the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE), which recognizes one individual each year that has made a lifetime commitment to the hospitality industry through extraordinary leadership, personal and professional accomplishments and philanthropic contributions to the community. The award is named for restaurateur legend Ella Brennan. Her deep passion and commitment have made a significant and longstanding impact on the New Orleans hospitality industry. The award’s past recipients include chef Paul Prudhomme, philanthropist Bill Goldring, chef Leah Chase, restaurateurs Drago and Klara Cvitanovich, Audubon leader Ron Forman, local restaurateur Ralph Brennan, and celebrity chef and philanthropist Emeril Lagasse.

 

For several years, Mark served as an adjunct faculty member at Tulane’s University College. Mark also volunteers as an auctioneer and emcee for non-profit organizations and related events in the region.

 

Mark is accredited (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).