Team Members


President and Owner

Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP

Diane Lyons, CMP, DMCP

President and Owner
dlyons@accent-dmc.com

Diane is passionate about happiness and works diligently to please her clients by making each event vision a reality. Using her creative talents, resources and expertise, she excels in producing top-notch, worry-free events for clients and their guests to enjoy. A native New Orleanian, Diane brings her vast knowledge of the local culture, food and music to every event and is able to seamlessly merge new trends with long-standing traditions. Throughout her impressive 30-year career, she and the ACCENT-DMC team have won numerous awards. Diane actively supports several nonprofit organizations, including FestiGals, a celebration for women she created in 2011. She has been recognized twice as a “Top Woman in Business” by New Orleans City Business magazine and was the recipient of the inaugural HandCraft Heroes Award for her contributions to women with cancer.

 

Getting to Know Diane

What is your favorite restaurant/chef in New Orleans?

Oh I don’t know if I have a favorite! New Orleans now has more than 1,400 restaurants, which is nearly double compared to 2005. My mood defines my favorite food/chef. Cute helps. A hottie in the kitchen adds flavor to any meal!

 

What is your favorite festival?

FestiGals the Ultimate Girl Party

 

Do you have a favorite food?

Lump Crabmeat

 

What is the favorite cocktail?

There are so many, again it depends on our mood. FestiTini, FestiRita — just about Festi-anything when I’m hanging out with girlfriends.

 

Do you have a favorite pastime/hobby:

Painting Zulu coconuts! Exploring New Orleans with friends and being a tourist in my own town. Anything, anytime with my 6 grandchildren. Speaking about New Orleans to anyone around the world.  Have to keep reminding myself to take a breath.

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Vice President

Jonni Adams, CMP, DMCP

Jonni Adams, CMP, DMCP

Vice President
jadams@accent-dmc.com

Jonni Adams serves as both the ACCENT-DMC Vice President and Director of the ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements. Her exhaustive knowledge of the New Orleans hospitality and tourism industry and the superior customer service that she delivers to clients is from advancing at ACCENT from an accounting professional, to production manager to General Manager. Jonni graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in Business Administration, and also holds her DMCP and CMP certifications.  Her attention to detail, organizational skills and love for the industry have made her a rising star.

 

Getting to Know Jonni

What is your favorite restaurant/chef in New Orleans?

Sushi Bros!

 

Do you have a favorite food?

Sushi but since this is NOLA based, Seafood, crabs specifically.

 

Do you have a favorite pastime/hobby?

Spending time with family.  Love going to Mardi Gras parades with my daughter.

 

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An Astronaut

 

Your Nickname/or AKA?

J-Lynno

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Office Manager

Laurie Singletary

Laurie Singletary

Office Manager
lsingletary@accent-dmc.com

Born and raised in New Orleans, Laurie has over 25 years’ experience working for hospitality industry companies.  Her incredible organizational skills keep our team running smoothly. She is the friendly voice that our clients have grown so accustomed to hearing when calling in to our office, and she takes great pleasure in making sure their needs are met efficiently and correctly.  Prior to her arrival at ACCENT-DMC, she worked in the convention sales department at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.  She spends her spare time with her family and friends.

 

Getting to Know Laurie

What is your favorite restaurant/chef in New Orleans?

John Besh is my favorite chef and La Provence is my favorite restaurant.

 

What is your favorite festival?

French Quarter Festival

 

What is your favorite food?

Boiled shrimp

 

Do you have a favorite cocktail?

Favorite cocktail – French 75

 

Do you have a favorite pastime/hobby?

Reality TV junkie

 

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Ballerina

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