Over the 30 years that Signature Events/Destination Management has been in business, we have had some name changes.
In 2015 Signature joined the Access brand as part of their co-op, and continued to remain independently owned and operated. Effective June 2020, we are no longer affiliated with the Access brand and have not renewed our license.
We’re back to Signature Destination Management and we’re still the same company with the same values and attention to detail.
Jill DiMarco, CMP, DMCP
In 2020, Jill became the sole owner of Signature DMC. Jill co-authored the Best Practices in Destination Management book which is used as the standard tool in the Destination Management industry. Jill is a past Director of the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau (NOCVB). She holds the designation of Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP). She is a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives (ADMEI), Chair of the ADMEI/Accreditations and Certification Board. The purpose of this Board Position is to raise the level of service and education nationwide among destination management companies. Jill DiMarco joined Signature Destination Management, LLC in 1998 after nine years in the hospitality industry. In her role, she is responsible for the company's Account Managers as well as managing all sales leads, trade shows, and sales trips. A native of New Orleans, DiMarco received her BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. Jill is married with two children.
Andria is a 20-year event professional with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations (Jackson State University.) Andria began her event planning career in weddings in 1998 and since her designs/weddings have been featured in Ebony and Essence magazines, Southern Weddings, Southern Bride, Munaluchi Bride, and Grace Ormonde. Andria has always believed that you should leave the world in a better state than when you came into it. With that thought, she donates her time and talents to her alma mater and has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. She has also spent time as a member of The Junior League, fundraising for their non-profit community partners. Andria has moved from social planning to corporate incentive planning and fundraising with Signature. In her down-time, Andria enjoys great conversation, cigars and champagne.
Director of Meeting Services & Business Development
Jessica Marinaccio loves our city and brings her experience in events, development, and strategic initiatives to the Signature Team. A native of New Jersey, Jessica earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Upon graduating, Jessica studied communications overseas and returned to apply her studies in the private and NGO sector across several states, before calling New Orleans home. Jessica serves on committees for both the French Quarter Business Association and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.
Tony Leggio, DMCP, CPCE
Tony Leggio has an extensive career in the hospitality community pertaining to event production as well as promoting New Orleans around the globe. He has been working in the destination management industry for the past ten years. Prior to that, his hospitality jobs were with Mardi Gras Productions and in the Public Affairs Department of the New Orleans & Company. Tony has produced thousands of events locally and nationally during his career. He is an active member of the following organizations: Meeting Planners International (MPI), National Association of Caterers and Events (NACE), and New Orleans & Co. He is the past President of NACE and the Hospitality Education & Networking Association (HENA). He is currently on the board of MPI. Besides his professional career, Tony has played an active role in the community. He has served as Event Chair of Art Against AIDS for Crescent Care and was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the organization. He currently sits on the boards for NOAGE (New Orleans Advocates for LGBT Elders), BYOBikes, and Halloween New Orleans. He is also a freelance writer who has written for USA Today, as well as several local publications and writes regular columns in French Quarterly, Pup N Purr Magazine, and Ambush Magazine. He is part of Gambit’s Big Easy Theatre Committee. He participates in Mardi Gras and has been Captain and King of the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon carnival organization; and currently Captain and King of the Krewe of Armeinius. He has also been a past Grand Marshal for the Gay Easter Parade, New Orleans Pride, and Southern Decadence.
Amber joined the Signature team coming from a background in Food and Beverage in some of the city’s most prestigious establishments. Her attention to detail and amiable personality makes her perfect for the role of Event Manager. As Event Manager, Amber takes the vision laid by the client and turns it into reality. Amber has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from LA Tech.
Lionell is a born native of New Orleans, with a passion for arts and creative design. Attending Dillard University and obtaining a degree in Fine Arts, has cultivated him to become a well rounded artist. He has been in the service industry for over 10 years and has a particular eye to details, service, and customer/ client relations. His goal is to add value/ positive energy into any space he enters and leaving everyone with a smile after his departure. Lionell is a humble young man who knows what and where he has come from but furthermore has a vision and determination to get where he is going. Lionell often says to someone “let’s make magic” which simply means to have a positive, eventful, and productive relationship or event. Live, laugh, and love is a philosophy he try to live by making him a man of stoicism.