The following is a news release from L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles:
On May 8, 2013, the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor's Bureau honored Kerry Andersen, Pinnacle Entertainment's Director of Media Relations & Public Affairs, with a 2013 Partner in Tourism Award.
Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and 'Gumbeaux Gator' presented the award at a National Tourism Week luncheon held in Lake Charles.
The award recognized Andersen for professional assistance with visiting journalists over the years and acknowledged her tremendous attention to detail.
The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor's Bureau awards partners in tourism who make significant contributions to the tourism industry. Andersen joined Pinnacle Entertainment in November 2003 as the first team member hired to launch L'Auberge Casino Resort; she celebrates her 10th anniversary with the company this year.