Eric A. Wright Appointed to Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority

NEW ORLEANS – Local attorney Eric A. Wright has been appointed to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (“Authority”), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, by Governor John Bel Edwards. The Board consists of thirteen commissioners appointed by the Governor, and three appointed by the Mayor.

Wright is the Managing Partner at Wright & Gray Law Firm in New Orleans.  Wright has more than 22 years of experience related to civil litigation. He has demonstrated particular expertise in representing small businesses and restaurants throughout Louisiana.

“We are delighted to welcome Eric Wright into the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority as Commissioner,” said Authority Board Commissioner and President Jerry Reyes. “His experience navigating legal waters as well as his diligent work representing small businesses, the lifeblood of the Louisiana economy, makes him a fantastic addition to our governing board. Mr. Wright will assist us in continuing the implementation of our five-year $557 million comprehensive capital improvement plan that will establish the Convention Center’s competitiveness for years to come.”

When he is not practicing law, Wright spends his time teaching the next generation of lawyers in his firm and through his work as a Trial Advocacy Instructor at Tulane University Law School in its Trial Advocacy Program.

Originally from New Orleans, Wright is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans and of Tulane University Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1998. Wright is a member of several prestigious state and national organizations, including the Louisiana Association of Justice, the American Association of Justice, Lawyers of Distinction, as well as the National Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Associations.

Eric A. Wright, Commissioner
Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority

 

About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country, features an award-winning staff, first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation.  A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.7 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.

 

About the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority’s (Authority) exclusive mission is to finance, construct and operate facilities in order to attract and conduct conventions, trade shows and other events that support and expand the economy of both the State of Louisiana and New Orleans Region. The Authority is composed of a 13-member board of commissioners, ten appointed by the Governor of Louisiana, and three appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans. Since 1985, event activity at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.7 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.

 

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