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Meet Zach Ebarb, Visit Baton Rouge, National Sports & Convention Sales Manager.
Though he’s had plenty of fun experiences working at Visit Baton Rouge, the most fun Zach Ebarb has had is hosting rights holders at Louisiana State University or Southern University home games.
“The tailgates, food, venues, and hospitality of our locals make these site visits special and personalized each time,” says Ebarb. “The atmosphere in Baton Rouge each home game day is that experience you feel on Christmas morning!”
Ebarb has been working in the industry for eight years marketing Baton Rouge as a sports and convention destination. As part of the job, he attends trade shows, networks with rights holders, conducts site visits, issues sales leads to venues and hotels, and compiles bids. But more than just selling the city as a destination, Ebarb collaborates with the rest of the Visit Baton Rouge team, and local community hospitality partners, to turn events into experiences.
“In the near future, a goal of mine is to work strategically with our hospitality industry and our stakeholders to help lead and grow the sports market in Baton Rouge,” he says. “The potential is there, and the next step is cultivating the landscape so that we can elevate Louisiana’s Capital City as a city that is open to all sporting events.”
Ebarb also serves as the chair of Team Louisiana, a statewide initiative geared with leading the charge of recruiting sporting events to our great state. Through these collaborations and dedicated work, he is working to take his role to the next level. He is proud that Visit Baton Rouge successfully hosted sporting events safely following COVID-19 guidelines during the past year and continues to do so in 2021.
Fittingly, Ebarb’s favorite sports memory is watching LSU win the National Championship in New Orleans.
“Now that I have seen LSU win a National Championship in Louisiana, it would be amazing seeing the Saints win a Super Bowl at home,” he says.
To learn more about hosting your next event in Louisiana’s Capital City, visit https://www.visitbatonrouge.com/meetings/sports/ or contact Zach directly at Zach@visitbatonrouge.com or (225) 382-3584.
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