Mark Romig, APR

Romig leads the city’s official leisure travel promotion agency and is responsible for enhancing the tourism industry through effective marketing and promotional programs. He is an established public relations and marketing professional and is Accredited (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He has been involved in a variety of historic and milestone events throughout his career, including the development of the Hotel Inter-Continental New Orleans, the 1984 Louisiana World’s Fair, U.S. presidential nomination attempts by both Elizabeth and Bob Dole, the successful 1999 reopening of Harrah’s New Orleans, the 2006 Sugar Bowl (only Sugar Bowl game ever to be played outside of New Orleans due to Katrina) and the wildly successful Idea Village New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. Most recently, he served as chairman of the NOLA Navy Week Host Committee, the group tapped by the mayor of the city of New Orleans to present New Orleans’ participation in the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Star Spangled Banner.