LAKE CHARLES, La. — L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a premier hotel and casino resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, announces the appointment of Kevin Guidry to the position of Louisiana Sales Manager. Guidry will book group sales for the L'Auberge Meeting & Event Center. He will work directly with corporate, government and association sectors to stage their conferences, meetings and events at the resort.
Guidry has more than fifteen years of experience in sales, marketing and casino operations, most recently as an executive casino host. He also hosts a weekly sports talk show, Sound Off 60, which airs in the Southwest Louisiana market. Additionally, he provides sideline coverage for Tiger Vision in Baton Rouge covering Louisiana State University home games.
Guidry is a former pro football player. He played in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons and Phoenix Cardinals. He also played for Tampa Bay Storm in the World League and Orlando Thunder in the Arena League.
Kevin is active in the community serving on numerous boards including the American Red Cross, Southwest Louisiana Marine Institute, United Way Pillars Club, 100 Black Men and the Calcasieu Parish School Board Drug Advisory Board. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority honored him with a community service award in 2003 and 2008; and in 2005 he earned the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Black History Hall of Fame Trailblazer Award.
L'Auberge features approximately 26,000 gross square feet of meeting and conference space, including a full service business center and conference registration. The multi-function facility includes a ballroom, several large meeting rooms and a large multi-purpose patio area that can accommodate a variety of outdoor setups and was named Best of the South by Meetings Media Magazine. For more information on booking a conference or event at L'Auberge, call 866.370.7222 or visit www.ldlcasino.com/business .
Guidry, a native of Lake Charles, graduated from Lake Charles High School. He studied communications at Louisiana State University. He has been married to his wife Michelle for 20 years; they have two teenage daughters.