About Us

Event Specialists of New Orleans knows the many unique facets that make up one of America’s most interesting cities. Our goal as native New Orleanians is to partner with your group to share our exciting culture while successfully accomplishing your program objectives. Our professional staff of event planners will show you a city that excites and ignites the soul through our customized special events, tours, and much more. With a combined expertise of 32 years of event planning in New Orleans we have the local partnerships, staff, and contractors to make your next event a success.

Renee Ganucheau

President and Co-Owner of Event Specialists

Renee brings a great deal of special event planning experience to the business having served as Executive Director of the Louisiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Renee’s primary goal for 10 years with this national organization was to produce events utilizing the most cost-effective means thereby resulting in more funding for an important organization.

Sixteen years later, these efforts of good will and fiduciary responsibility remain an integral part of Event Specialists’ philosophy to provide the most comprehensive and exclusive personal service at the best value.

Renee also manages and produces the Manning Football Experience. Co-owned by Event Specialists and Archie Manning, the MFE is a hands-on, interactive football program that takes the basic skills of football – pass, catch and kick – and creates a fun source of entertainment during corporate meetings and conventions.

A native of New Orleans, Renee received her Bachelor of Arts from Nicholls State University, just a short drive ‘down the Bayou’ from the heart of the city she loves. She is a member of the Gulf States Chapter of Meeting Professionals International.

Jo Schernbeck

Event Coordinator – Event Specialists

Jo has been in the event industry for over the past 6 years. Working with River City Venues/Mardi Gras World, she produced events for individuals to corporate, there was no event too big or too small!

Jo met Renee while working on an event for Event Specialists. Jo came on board soon after that event and has worked closely with Renee to coordinate and create the best events for our clients.

Born and raised in New Orleans, she is Gammy to 2 beautiful grandbabies with another one on the way! When she is not working, you can find her on the tennis courts, the gym or outside soaking up all that NOLA has to offer.

Our event staff in action!