Kathy Lowrey has worked at The Harbor Center since before the facility opened its doors in May 2005, first as the Sales and Marketing Manager. In this position, she successfully negotiated significant contracts which allowed the facility to move forward with a steady revenue stream after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and continued to establish a strong client base.
In 2007, she was promoted to General Manager, where she has served as the catalyst for successful business development and overall growth of operations. She has a track record of making decisions that deliver the best results for long term success, while establishing and maintaining lasting customer loyalty. Through every step of her career, she has demonstrated a dedication to excellence and an ability to get the job done. Her motto “no problems, only solutions” has become an attitude that she and her staff utilize to create lasting and long term relationships with clients.
Kathy is a graduate of the International Association of Venue Managers Venue Management School, IAVM Graduate School and as a member of IAVM, serves on the membership committee at the national level and as the Louisiana representative for Region 5. In 2012, she has been selected to and will attend the Senior Executive Symposium at Cornell University, which is widely regarded as number one internationally in the field of hospitality management executive education. Prior to joining The Harbor Center, Kathy successfully managed sales and operations at several prominent New Orleans area attractions.
Kathy’s commitments extend beyond her duties at the Harbor Center. She is also dedicated to serving the community, as is evident through her volunteer efforts with a variety of organizations. She currently serves on the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, is Vice-President of the SMH Women’s Health Alliance, is a 2009 Leadership Northshore graduate, member and past President of the Slidell Women’s Civic Club, a Relay for Life Participant, a Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build Volunteer, and a volunteer and coordinator for the East St. Tammany Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. Her business and community efforts have earned her recognition both on the local and regional levels, including selection as one of City Business’s 2009 Women of the Year Award Recipients. She balances her career and volunteer work by spending time with her husband, Bruce, and their four children, enjoying such hobbies as cruising Lake Pontchartrain and exploring the natural beauty of our area.