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Northshore Harbor Convention and Events Center Slidell, LA It is our team that sets us apart from other venues. Get to know our staff and all the talent, experience, and knowledge behind your successful event. Our expertise is just one of the many benefits to planning your next event at the Northshore Harbor Center.

 

It is our team that sets us apart from other venues. Get to know our staff and all the talent, experience, and knowledge behind your successful event. Our expertise is just one of the many benefits to planning your next event at the Northshore Harbor Center.


 

Meet Our Staff:

                                                                                                                                                                                       Kathy Lowrey, General Manager 

Kathy Lowrey has worked at the Northshore Harbor Center since before the Kathy Lowrey, General Manager Northshore Harbor Convention and Events Center Slidell, Louisianafacility opened its doors in May 2005, first as the Sales and Marketing Manager. In this position, she successfully negotiated significant contracts which allowed the facility to move forward with a steady revenue stream after Hurricane Katrina's devastation and continued to establish a strong client base.

In 2007, she was promoted to General Manager, where she has served as the catalyst for successful business development and overall growth of operations. She has a track record of making decisions that deliver the best results for long term success, while establishing and maintaining lasting customer loyalty. Through every step of her career, she has demonstrated a dedication to excellence and an ability to get the job done. Her motto "no problems, only solutions" has become an attitude that she and her staff utilize to create lasting and long term relationships with clients.

Kathy is a graduate of the International Association of Venue Managers Venue Management School, IAVM Graduate School and as a member of IAVM, serves on the membership committee at the national level and as the Louisiana representative for Region 5. In 2012, she has been selected to and will attend the Senior Executive Symposium at Cornell University, which is widely regarded as number one internationally in the field of hospitality management executive education. Prior to joining the Northshore Harbor Center, Kathy successfully managed sales and operations at several prominent New Orleans area attractions.

Kathy's commitments extend beyond her duties at the Harbor Center. She is also dedicated to serving the community, as is evident through her volunteer efforts with a variety of organizations. She currently serves on the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is Vice-President of the SMH Women's Health Alliance, is a 2009 Leadership Northshore graduate, member and past President of the Slidell Women's Civic Club, a Relay for Life Participant, a Habitat for Humanity Women's Build Volunteer, and a volunteer and coordinator for the East St. Tammany Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. Her business and community efforts have earned her recognition both on the local and regional levels, including selection as one of City Business's 2009 Women of the Year Award Recipients. She balances her career and volunteer work by spending time with her husband, Bruce, and their four children, enjoying such hobbies as cruising Lake Pontchartrain and exploring the natural beauty of our area.


 

Arthur "Art" Baudoin, Director of Operations

Arthur Baudoin, a long time resident of Slidell, serves as senior manager for Arthur "Art" Baudoin, Director of Operations Northshore Harbor Convention and Events Center Slidell, Louisianamaintenance and operations of the facility, including oversight of our full-time operations staff. He is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the overall building systems and is a key partner to the General Manager to ensure a clean, safe, and inviting facility for all visitors.

Before joining the Northshore Harbor Convention Center team in 2005, Baudoin served as the Building Superintendent/Engineering Supervisor for the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, where he was a member of their operations team for over 10 years. His previous years of experience and knowledge in event and building operations have made him an invaluable member of the Harbor Center team.

When he is not at the facility, Art enjoys spending time relaxing at home with his lovely wife, Kelly, and four children.

 


 
As Sales Manager for the Northshore Harbor Center, Laura is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with local and regional contacts.  She provides site tours, expands client base and brings revenue-generating events to the Northshore Harbor Center, as well as, insight on services and amenities to potential clients.  She also develops proposals and contracts for existing and potential events, and develops creative solutions to produce the perfect event within the client’s budget.

Laura Suhm, Sales Manager

 

As Sales Manager for the Northshore Harbor Center, Laura is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with local and regional contacts.  She provides site tours, expands client base and brings revenue-generating events to the Northshore Harbor Center, as well as, insight on services and amenities to potential clients.  She also develops proposals and contracts for existing and potential events, and develops creative solutions to produce the perfect event within the client’s budget.

 

Laura Suhm joined the Northshore Harbor Center as Sales Manager in August of 2014. She is a seasoned sales professional with over 13 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. She worked with several hotel chains in a number of cities in the Southeastern United States during her tenure, and is thrilled to be back home in St. Tammany Parish.

Laura has called St. Tammany home since 1995, where she lives with her husband and children. She is active in the community and in her church, and loves to connect with people. Laura is thrilled to be a part of the Northshore Harbor Center Staff.


 

Eileen Sementilli, Events Manager

With over 19 years experience in the hospitality industry, Eileen Sementilli knowsEileen Sementilli, Events Manager Northshore Harbor Conventions and Events Center Slidell, Louisiana how to plan a successful event. Eileen is a Louisiana Certified Travel Professional and has worked for an international themed restaurant, a destination management and motorcoach company, a city/plantation/swamp tour company and a large concept retail store. With each new career opportunity over the years, she became more involved in the event planning aspect of the industry.

At the Harbor Center, her responsibilities include implementing all aspects of events which are booked at our facility. She attends to the individual details of every event and coordinates the ordering of the necessary pieces of the puzzle that form together to create the event.

She is a seasoned professional that provides each client an opportunity to have a creative and unique event. In this role, she wears many hats and finds the challenges of each event to be an opportunity to provide each client with a little something extra beyond their expectations. 



 

Tricia Collins, Events & Marketing Manager

Tricia Collins is the Events & Marketing Manager for the Harbor Center. Her past experience in Tricia Collins, Events & Marketing Manager Northshore Harbor Conventions and Events Center, Slidell Louisianaretail management gives her exemplary customer service and leadership skills. Her experience in marketing gives her a creative flare and detailed eye for marketing and event coordinating.

She loves to meet and learn about new people and is excited about building lasting relationships with clients in order to make their vision of the perfect event come to life. She wants to create not only an amazing experience, but also a lasting memory for everybody that comes to the Northshore Harbor Center. Tricia is also responsible for developing and creating collateral and advertising materials.  She also maintains the Harbor Center’s website and other social media outlets. Her goal is to make sure everyone in the community knows what is happening at the Harbor Center.

Tricia is a native of Louisiana and resides on the Northshore. She loves the atmosphere of the Northshore and the friendliness of the people. She enjoys being involved in the community and participating in community organizations and activities to improve her quality of life.

 

 

Matt Rowe, Building Services Manager

An essential part of the Harbor Center management team, Matt is our BuildingMatt Rowe, Building Services Manager Northshore Harbor Convention and Events Center Slidell, Louisiana Services Manager and has been with the Northshore Harbor Center since March 2005.

His responsibilities include management of both full and part time maintenance and operations event staff. Matt oversees event equipment set up and break down, as well as maintenance of the inside and outside grounds of the convention center. You will always see Matt with a smile and great attitude, something we have coined "MATTititude."

He is very active in his church, enjoys working out, and reading. Matt is a Slidell native and attended Northshore High School.

 


 

Sarah Schultz, Office Manager

Sarah joined the NHC team in September of 2009, bringing 12 years of experienceSarah Schultz, Office Manager Northshore Harbor Convention and Events Center Slidell, Louisiana in both non-profit and Fortune 500 settings, after graduating from the University of North Carolina.

Born in Louisiana, Sarah has had the privilege of living almost everywhere, but admits to being relieved to be back "home" to stay in Slidell. Her love of Lake Pontchartrain activities and wildlife drew her to the Slidell area.

Sarah is delighted to be a member of this team, as her personal commitment is service-oriented, and she appreciates the opportunity to welcome guests into the beautiful facility.

 

 
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