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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

JAMEY KADHIM

Group Services Coordinator
Phone: 800-456-7952
jkadhim@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
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur , LA 70665

Will Precht Staff ImageWILL PRECHT*

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

Amos OrrAMOS ORR

Digital Marketing Strategy Manager
Phone: 800-456-7952
aorr@visitlakecharles.org
1205 N. Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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

Kristin ShiverKRISTEN SHIVER

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

Angela HammondANGELA HAMMOND*

Tourist Information Assistant/Adventure Guide
Phone: 337-502-4358
touristinfo@visitlakecharles.org
2740 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70665

Melanie StahlMELANIE STAHL

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

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This special night includes music, libations and some lucky person will win an Audi A5! Countdown to midnight at Delta Downs for a good time! Read More →
Dance the night away and ring in the New Year at this rocking party! Read More →
The festivities include a balloon drop in Lone Wolf with music performed by Mustang Sally playing that night. As always there will be a Champagne toast in Lone Wolf and on the casino Read More →
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the breathtaking art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to Read More →
Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Car Show Saturday, Jan. 5, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lake Charles Civic Center South Parking Lot 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA Read More →
Mardi Gras makes its flamboyant entrance with the Twelfth Night Parade Extravaganza inside the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. There will be a lively, mini-parade featuring members of Read More →
The 61st Annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will highlight all the local, natural resource industries in the area. The festival caters to all ages and interests featuring parades, a Read More →
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival January 18-12 The MLK Coalition announces plans for Martin Luther King Jr. Festival, which will be held January Read More →
Traxxas Monster Truck Destruction Tour, the motorsports entertainment epicenter with the nation’s most competitive monster trucks, will be invading The Lake Charles Civic Center for two Read More →
Called “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to the Burton Complex with rodeo performances, livestock shows, a Queen’s Pageant, a stick-horse Read More →
Legendary rock band STYX will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles in the Grand Event Center on Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM. With sixteen Top 40 hits to their credit, STYX is best known Read More →
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