DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration

Mark Romig, Chairman of the NOLA Navy Week Host Committee

We recently held a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Mark Romig, Chairman of the NOLA Navy Week Host Committee, on March 29.

A native New Orleanian, Mark is serving as Chairman of the NOLA Navy Week Host Committee, the group tapped by the Mayor of the City of New Orleans to present New Orleans’ participation in the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and Star Spangled Banner.

As President and CEO of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC), Mark leads the city’s official leisure travel promotion agency, responsible for enhancing the tourism industry through effective marketing and promotional programs. Mark will be discussing the plethora of events planned for the New Orleans Navy Week April 17 – 23rd, 2012. New Orleans is the first Navy Week of 2012, and kicks off the Navy’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration.  The commemoration aims to reconnect the American people with the notion that we are a seafaring nation that depends on the ocean for both commerce and national defense. The United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, the United States Coast Guard, and OpSail will utilize the events of 2012 and beyond to educate the American public about the past, present, and future of our sea services.

Joining us on the call were Phyllis Zimbler-Miller, of mrslieutenant; and Tom Goering, of Navy Cyberspace.

Listen to the roundtable here.

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