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 in Memphis. She has also spent time as a member of The Junior League, raising money for community partners. Recently relocated back to New Orleans, Andria has moved from social planning to corporate incentive planning and fundraising with Signature. Her passions are her son, serving others, champagne, and cigars.
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, a Jesuit University. Upon graduating, Jessica studied communications overseas and returned to apply her studies in the private and NGO sector across several states. Jessica had been coming to New Orleans for years before being able to formally make the move, and is thrilled to finally make roots here and serve the Crescent City.
Tori is a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans. She was named the 2022 Top Graduate of the School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration and graduated with the honor of Summa Cum laude. Tori was the President of Sigma Kappa Sorority and was involved in many other organizations on campus such as Women in Business, American Hotel and Lodging Association, and Louisiana Restaurant Association. She began working with Signature in March of 2021 as a student intern to gain experience in the hospitality industry and has loved it ever since.