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Independent Consultant, Marketing and Business Development

​August 2013 - present


I am fortunate to have built a successful marketing career in New Orleans and have the privilege of  working with a diverse group of clients.  I enable business growth and revenue through strategic marketing and brand enhancement.  

I have also been a small business owner, always eager to bring new concepts to the retail community.  My latest was a business called NOLA Craft Culture.  I conceived the brand, wrote the business plan and gained financing, established and opened the businesses to great successes and sold it to my partners.



Vice President, Sales & Operations
Sucre: A Sweet Boutique  - New Orleans, Louisiana

March 2012 - August 2013


Sucre is a New Orleans based confection studio with restaurant/retail stores/Sweet Boutiques, a website, wedding cake business and wholesale division.  I was able to successfully take this small local brand to the national gourmet market.


Responsible for all sales divisions including Retail, Internet, Business to Business and Corporate, as well as seeking new avenues for sales for this unique business.  Also responsible for all company management outside of the Kitchen including, but not limited to, administration, human resources, fulfillment and distribution of products and emergency management.



Executive Vice President
Mignon Faget, Ltd. - New Orleans, Louisiana

​April 2001 - February 2012


Responsible to all aspects of sales, marketing and administration for New Orleans based jewelry design, manufacturing and sales firm.  Responsible for strategic growth and development of all sales channels including retail, wholesale, corporate sales and special commissions and direct response.


Focus on promotions, merchandising, marketing, public relations and all philanthropic endeavors of the company.  Responsible for human resources including the development and implementation of company’s first-ever employee manual and policies. Developed company training programs for sales division.   Also responsible for intellectual property law and company security. 


Regional Marketing Director
Verizon Wireless -  Gulf Coast Region

March 1997 - April 2001


Began with company as PrimeCo Personal Communications in the position of Marketing Communications Manager and received promotions to the position of Regional Marketing Director.  Responsible for all aspects of advertising, public relations and marketing including but not limited to the build out plan demographics for the Gulf Coast Region.  Also responsible for sports marketing, sales promotions and pricing programs.  During this time in the wireless industry I was directly responsible for or consulted with markets in Orlando and Tampa, Florida and Houston, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grand Valley,Texas, in addition to the New Orleans/Baton Rouge/Mississippi Gulf Coast/Mobile and Pensacola market.



New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achievers - 2012


Newcomb College Alumni Association Outstanding Alumnae Award - 2006


New Orleans Living/Southern Woman Magazine Spirit Award Recipient - 2006


Gambit Magazine Forty under Forty -2002


MC Media Kingfish Magazine New Orleans Best Catch - 2001


PrimeCo Personal Communications, Impact Award for service excellence 1998


Advertising Club of New Orleans,  ADDY Award recipient for excellence in advertising 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996.


Fashion Group International, Awards for excellence in advertising and promotion 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997



Public speaking


Creative concept development

Brand development


Media strategy

Brand localization

Public relation strategy

Sales channel strategy


Retail sales training

Store layout for effectiveness

Creative writing, copy writing, etc.



Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

1985 - 1988

B.A. from Newcomb College, Language, Writing and Rhetoric with an emphasis in expository writing.  Post graduate studies in Marketing.


William Woods College. Fulton, Missouri
​1984 - 1985


Ben Franklin High School, New Orleans, Louisiana

​1980 - 1984



Krewe of Muses, Officer 2000 - 2021 Floats/Theme Chairwoman – 2000 - present


City of New Orleans, Office of the Mayor, Tricentennial Committee for Hospitality & Special Events, 2016 - 2018


The Neutral Ground Side - Worked with neighbors to preserve the Napoleon Avenue neutral ground, 2014-2016

Touro Bouligny Security District Board of Directors – 2011 – 2016


Broadmoor Improvement Association, Board Trustee – 2005-2009, Repopulation, Neighborhood Leader


Ogden Museum of Southern Art, O What a Night Chairman -2008


Women of the Storm – 2006 - 2011


Rebuilding Our Communities, Board of Directors – 2006 - 2008


City of New Orleans , City Council Hurricane Recovery Advisory Committee – 2005-2006; Retail Redevelopment Committee - 2006


COPSII, Citizens Organization for Police Support of Second District, Board of Directors – 2005 - 2008


Dress for Success, Advisory Board – 2004-2005


Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association -      Founding Board of Directors and Communications Chairman, 2002


Friends of the Library - Board of Directors – 2000, Membership Committee Chairman – 2000


New Orleans Symphony Creshendo Board of Directors – 1999-2000


Contemporary Arts Center, Board Of Directors - 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-1999; Executive Secretary - 1997-98; Membership Committee Chairman - 1996-97, 1998-1999,


New Orleans Police Foundation, Walk The Beat Chairman – 1997, 1998; Walk The Beat Committee – 1999, 2000;          Fundraising Committee – 1998;  Creator of Walk The Beat, 5K walk/run benefiting the NOPD


New Orleans Film and Video Society, Film Festival Gala Committee – 1998, 1999, 2006


Preservation Resource Center, various committees1996, 1999


NO/AIDS Task Force, Art Against AIDS Committee - 1994


Fashion Group International, Board of Directors – 1994; Alpha Committee – 1995


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