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DMAP Accredited LogoThe staff of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the opportunity to serve you. Please phone or e-mail one of our friendly staff listed below for more information on our area.

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
1205 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
1-800-456-SWLA
(337) 436-9588
(337) 494-SWLA (fax)

* Creole Nature Trail Adventure Point and CVB Satellite Office
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665
337-502-4358

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Administration

SHELLEY JOHNSON

Executive Director, CEO
Phone: 800-456-7952
sjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Kyle EdmistonKYLE EDMISTON

Deputy Director, COO
Phone: 800-456-7952
kedmiston@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

*SHANNA LANDRY

Director of Administration & Satellite Office
Phone: 337-502-4358
slandry@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

CINDY JOHNSON

Special Projects/Film Locations Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
cjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Sales & Services

ERIC ZARTLER

Sales Director, TMP
Phone: 800-456-7952
ezartler@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Tara JohnsonTARA JOHNSON

Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
tjohnson@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Taylor BeardTAYLOR BEARD

Senior Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
tbeard@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Laikyn CooperLAIKYN COOPER

Sales Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
lcooper@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Communications Department

Angie Manning 2016ANGIE MANNING

Communications Director, CDME
Phone: 800-456-7952
amanning@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Colten Miller 2016COLTEN MILLER

Publications/Systems Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
cmiller@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

AMANDA REEVES

Public Relations Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
areeves@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Will Precht Staff Image*WILL PRECHT

Media Relations Manager
Phone: 337-502-4358​
wprecht@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

Tour & Travel

*ANNE KLENKE

Tourism Director
Phone: 337-502-4358
aklenke@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

Tourist Information

MELISSA TRAHAN

Tourist Information Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
mtrahan@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

JAMEY KADHIM

Tourist Information Weekend Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
jkadhim@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited was formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums). Following their induction into Read More →
Little Anthony and the Imperials is an American rhythm and blues/soul vocal group from New York City founded by Clarence Collins in the 1950s and named in part for its lead Read More →
Ron White is an American stand-up comedian and actor, best known as a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Nicknamed "Tater Salad," he is the author of the book I Had the Right to Read More →
Our rich musical heritage continues to live on with BooZoo's Labor Day Festival. The entire family is invited to come out and celebrate the festival's 33rd year in grand style and enjoy the Read More →
Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single "The Dollar", the title track to his 2006 album The Read More →
St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival is a local tradition that began over 38 years ago. We pride ourselves in being family friendly. We offer something for everyone! There is a wide variety of Read More →
Saturday 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm Sunday 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm THE ELEPHANTS ARE BACK! In the All New 3 Rings! This year’s production is packed with breathtaking Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Nicholls State University - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 10am Dwight Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. He Read More →
Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 28th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Select galleries, art spaces, and businesses from across Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
In the Grand Event Center Tickets go on sale Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 10am Vince Neil , the legendary front man of Motley Crue is an international Read More →
September 29 & 30, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, the Habibi Shrine Circus will return! The Shrine Circus is the only Circus with a purpose!! Show times are on Saturday at 10 am, Read More →
Join Westlake for its annual picnic for the city. It is called La Ville Uni (French for the City United ) The event will take place on Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. Stephen F. Austin - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
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