Linton Joins The FestiGals Team
NEW ORLEANS – FestiGals, Inc., the nonprofit organization that produces the New Orleans Original Girlfriend Getaway Weekend, announced Michelle Linton is their new Marketing & Events Director. Linton will play a pivotal role in planning the New Orleans Women’s Conference within the FestiGals, Inc. weekend.
FestiGals, Inc. reps said Linton holds an impressive track record with more than 10 years of experience in marketing and event planning. She joins FestiGals following a seven-year stint as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), an organization that is dedicated to uniting women-owned businesses and connecting them with opportunities to expand their companies.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Linton graduated with an Associate degree in Psychology from Delgado and attended Loyola University New Orleans. She started her career in the thriving New Orleans hospitality and tourism industry in 1998 at UP Professional Solutions before joining WBEC South.
Linton is a member of the American Society for Association Executives and currently volunteers her time and talent to the Weimaraner Rescue of the South. She has served on the Ursuline Academy of New Orleans Alumnae Association Board in various roles for the past eight years. She is the 2015-2016 Alumnae Board President.
FestiGals founder Diane Lyons said, “She’s a seasoned professional with great organizational skills, meeting planning and marketing expertise. I’m confident her leadership will positively impact our July 28-30 event, as well as the empowering programs produced by FestiGals, Inc. throughout the year.”
Founded in 2011, FestiGals, Inc. has collectively raised over $95,000 through the highly acclaimed Bodacious Bras for a Cause Luncheon & Auction and the Bodacious Bra Challenge to benefit the Cancer Association of the Greater New Orleans (CAGNO) and Breastoration. Endorsed by the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, FestiGals annually attracts over 2,200 women from throughout the U.S. and greater New Orleans area to the summer event. FestiGals 2016 is slated for July 28-30 at the JW Marriott on Canal Street.