Fay Nedd

Originally from Belize, Fay has over 30+ years of experience in the hospitality industry which includes destination management, hotels, and airlines. In Belize, at the age of 15, she was a radio announcer for the Belize Broadcasting Network and created several segments on Belize for the Caribbean Broadcasting Network. The New Orleans area has been her home for over 25 years with 22 of those years with New Orleans & Company, Inc managing several key markets on the Convention & Sales team. New Orleans & Company, Inc (formerly New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau) is the official destination marketing and sales organization for the New Orleans Hospitality Industry. Fay Nedd is a Director of National Accounts with New Orleans & Company, Inc. In 2014, she was selected to head the new business development position of Bioengineering and Medical Industries Specialist in response to the recent funding and expansion of the city’s emerging biomedical district, and prior managed multiple key markets, including mid-atlantic associations, federal/state government, sports and minority organizations. In this role, Fay markets New Orleans to Corporations & Associations in the Northeast along with related industries of Medical, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Health Records Management, and Health Care Engineering. Her familiarity with client retention tactics, city assets and top-level customer service continues to build this growing market in New Orleans. She holds an undergraduate Honors Degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism from the University of New Orleans, and a Master of Science Degree in Leadership and Human Resources Development from Louisiana State University. Fay currently represents the hospitality industry on Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) International MD - Healthcare Meetings Community Advisory Board, and recently served 3 years on MPI’s International Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee (2020 – 2022), and represented the DEI Committee on MPI’s International Foundation Grants & Scholarships Committee (2020-2022). She is also a founding member of the Louisiana Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals and serves on New Orleans & Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility advisory council.