Meet The Team

Hosts Southern California is made up of a team of industry professionals that have a proven track record for successful and unique events in the Southern California marketplace. From outlining your program needs to creative development and flawless execution onsite, you are in exceptional hands with the Hosts Southern California team. It will be clear that knowing our destination and knowing our clients are our strongest passions from our first conversation to the final execution of your program.


Terry Epton, CIS, CITE, DMCP

Executive VP, Global Brand Ambassador

Terry has been with the Hosts brand since 1982, beginning as the New Orleans Director of Sales. The company grew through the decades, establishing a stellar reputation and winning numerous awards.  Terry’s role expanded to Vice President of Sales, Executive Vice President, President and CEO, all prior to the company’s purchase and subsequent rebranding to Hosts Global in 2011.  This saw a restructuring under new CEO, Jennifer Patino and Terry working through the transition into his most recent position as President of the New Orleans operation.  Terry’s hands-on approach builds strong relationships with clients, Hosts Global partners, local industry suppliers and destination leaders. Terry has filled many leadership positions in our industry including: 6 years on the SITE International Board of Directors, 2 terms as the President of ADME International; several years on the New Orleans CVB Board of Directors and most notably, as the first post-Katrina Chairman of the Board… deeply involved in the restoration of the most revered brand of New Orleans.  Terry has the relationships, business savvy, and experience Hosts Global and our clients require.

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