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ACCENT New Orleans, Inc.

Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMCP | President


Wtw Aimeefreeman

Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP, is known in the New Orleans hospitality industry as a “mover and a shaker” and a special event and meeting planner with deep-rooted connections. Her company, ACCENT New Orleans Inc., has been planning events in New Orleans for 32 years.

ACCENT New Orleans Inc.’s relationships and precise execution set it apart. Many times, an event-hosting client will have a big vision but no idea how to pull it off seamlessly or a sense of what they might be missing. At ACCENT, Diane and her team organize everything from entertainment and décor to transportation and marketing to ensure the event runs smoothly and is enjoyable for both the client and their attendees.

“This is my hometown, and I love to sell and showcase it because there is nowhere else like it,” says Lyons. “Over my 40 years in the industry, I think I’ve probably seen it all and have strong relationships that allow me to pick up the phone and reach the right person right away. This really matters when carrying out wonderful events for our clients.”

In addition to planning events, Lyons believes in giving back to the community and supporting local companies. Because New Orleans is so culturally rich, ACCENT is able to create incredible events and bring business to local musicians, entertainers, chefs, and businesses. Lyons is also behind the organizations ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, FestiGals, and NOLA Christmas Fest. Diane’s passion for designing beautiful and seamless corporate events has led to numerous industry awards and recognition of her passion to create one-of-a-kind experiences in New Orleans.

ACCENT New Orleans, Inc.
4300 S. Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans


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