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Member Spotlight

Jodi Lafranca

The Maison Dupuy Hotel – Director of Sales & Marketing

Who do you work for and what is your position in the company?


The Maison Dupuy Hotel – Director of Sales & Marketing


 How long have you been in the hospitality industry? 


30 years


  What is your favorite part about your job?


The fun, frenetic pace of my days and sharing the magic of our great city with the world. It’s certainly never boring.


What are some of your favorite restaurants in the city?


Gallatoire’s, Mr. B’s, Café Degas, Coquette


If you could go to dinner with 3 people who would they be?


J.K. Rowling- brilliant, Will Farrell - to make me laugh, and Denise Cerrata, founder of One World Everybody Eats, who won the James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2017 – she’s also a client J


Do you have any pets?


Yes, Beau, our Black Lab rescue. 


How long have you been with MPI?


I was a member for many years when MPI first launched its Gulf State Chapter.  When I joined the Maison Dupuy 3 years ago, I was delighted to rejoin.  Our company has been a member for years!


What are your favorite things to do on the weekend?


Friends & family time, of course, but also I crave nature, so I spend a lot of time in City Park and on Bayou St. John.  I also love photography and rarely miss a festival.

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