HRI Lodging Executives
Food & Beverage Manager
A perfect meal can change an experience from good to great. No one knows this better than Food & Beverage Manager, Susan Whelan. Susan has a diverse background, including retail management, legal, and for the last nine years, social media and online marketing across many industries. In her role as F&B Marketing Manager, Susan relies on her years of experience in the restaurant, tourism, and hospitality industries, to oversee brand development, digital marketing, public relations, social media, promotions, activations, and special events for the food and beverage outlets within HRI’s portfolio. In addition to her professional online presence, Susan’s personal Instagram has received many accolades and is a “must follow” account for anyone interested in New Orleans. Susan’s vast online presence allows her to have her finger on the pulse of the consumer and guest. Susan holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans, as well as an interdisciplinary studies degree from the University of New Orleans, with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. She joined HRI in 2019 and looks forward to the new challenges it may bring.