New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Names Eric LeBlanc as Creative Services Manager

NEW ORLEANS – Eric LeBlanc has been named creative services manager for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In his new position, LeBlanc will oversee the newly created creative services division, which will handle creation and distribution of graphic design work, room set diagrams, and digital signage for internal and external customers.

The convention center is embarking on an ambitious half-billion dollar makeover of the facility including a robust digital signage program.  The first-phase of the program is in place with each of the 140 meeting rooms having a video display screen that provides the event planner a number of sponsor opportunities, in addition to informing the viewer of the agenda for the meeting room. Wayfinding kiosks and large video displays are planned, all of which will come under LeBlanc’s oversight.

A graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans, LeBlanc began his tenure at the facility in 2007 as a communications coordinator, and was later promoted to communications specialist. In that role, LeBlanc provided graphic design, photography, and digital signage needs in support of the sales and communications departments.

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Before his time at the convention center, LeBlanc worked at the St. Charles Herald-Guide Newspaper as the sport editor and at SELAbration magazine as its editor and publisher.

LeBlanc previously served as a board member and co-producer of BayouCon, a comic-con style pop culture convention that was held in Lake Charles for eight years.

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