Meet The Team

Hosts New Orleans provides the promise of an unforgettable experience through a team of local experts comprised of dedicated individuals who have grown up and laid roots in New Orleans. That means our recommendations are backed with years of personal experience and a true passion for one of the world’s greatest and most unique cities. With 50+ years of DMC experience, clients can rest assured that they have the collective knowledge of an amazing team at their disposal.


Terry Epton, CIS, CITE, DMCP


Terry has been with the Hosts brand since 1982, beginning as the Director of Sales. As the office progressed through the 80s and 90s, it established a reputation for excellence and attention to detail, winning numerous awards over more than 3 decades. With a hand’s-on approach and leading by example, Terry builds strong relationships with clients, supplier partners, and local industry and destination leadership.

Terry has held many leadership positions in our industry including: 6 years on the SITE International Board of Directors, an officer for 4 of them; 2 terms as the President of ADME; 6 years on the New Orleans CVB Board of Directors, a number of those as an officer; and most notably, as the first post-Katrina Chairman of the Board, deeply involved in the restoration of the city’s hospitality industry and the resurrection of the most respected and admired brand of New Orleans.

Terry Epton has the relationships, the business savvy, and experience to make it happen for the office and our clients.

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