Brad Weaber has been appointed executive vice-president of the New Orleans Convention and Vistors Bureau. Bringing 25 years of meeting-industry experience to the position, Weaber has previously served as the executive vice-president of both SmithBucklin and Experient. He will start in the newly created role August 1.

“Brad Weaber is one of the most respected meeting professionals in the nation and a true rainmaker in our industry. His innovative ideas, strategic thinking and invaluable breadth of customer and marketplace experience will make New Orleans an even more competitive destination for meetings and conventions and add enormous value for our customers,” said Stephen Perry, NOCVB president and CEO.