NEW ORLEANS — Cassie Jones, CVP, Senior Event Manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, was awarded the Certified Venue Professional (CVP) designation after completing a rigorous program conducted by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). Created in 2015, this certification recognizes the capability of mid-level to senior-level managers, validating the knowledge and experience of those who hold this distinction. Jones is the first among the Events Management Staff at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to receive this certification.
To earn her CVP certification, Jones attended teaching programs, participated in various professional and community activities, and then intently studied for and passed a 150 question exam that gauged her ability in all facets of venue management. Through the exam results, she demonstrated knowledge and expertise in several key areas of discipline including leadership ability, risk and resource management, maintenance and monitoring of critical operations, providing quality experiences to guests, and more.
“We could not be happier with the dedicated efforts that Cassie has demonstrated in earning the Certified Venue Professional designation,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President. “It is one of our core values to support our staff in furthering their education and experience which in turn results in a greater value for our clients. The CVP designation illustrates that Cassie is dedicated to being the best in her chosen field of event management, and we applaud her for achieving this honorable distinction.”
“As an organization, we actively encourage our employees to continuously enhance their technical skills and knowledge in this rapidly changing industry. We strongly believe that our employee-centric culture of learning is one of the many reasons that the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has been honored with accolades such as the local and national Top Workplaces awards we earned this year,” Sawaya continued.