THE New Orleans Tour of Tours
with Leonce Collins

Leonce Collins, a 20-year New Orleans tour guide with a solid work history in the beverage industry in marketing and sales, will present a brief overview description of the History of New Orleans, the interesting sites to see, and interesting facts about New Orleans, the interesting sites to see, and interesting facts about New Orleans. Then attendees will board a New Orleans Charter Bus and Leonce will continue by leading a narrated tour through the French Quarter on Decanter Street where you will see sights such as:

  • The Oldest Cathedral in America (1781)

  • The Cabildo where the Louisiana Purchase was signed

  • The statue of General Jackson in Jackson Square who defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans

  • The Oldest Coffee Shop - Cafe Du Monde (Since 1862) open 24 hr. a day (closes only on Christmas)

  • The St. Louis Cemetery #3

All of this will be followed by a drive through the Garden District area to see beautiful antebellum homes on St Charles Avenue. 

Leonce Collins is married with five children, and he and his wife, Phyllis, live in the French Quarter. He served in the Military in 1961-1963 in France, completed Food Service School, and was a French interpreter for the Cous of Engineers in France. Leonce speaks English and French and received his education at LSU in Business Marketing; Tulane, where he completed the Design & Implement the Annual Marketing Seminar; Loyola, where he completed the Microsoft Computer Engineering Course - MSSE+1; and he has participated in many postgraduate education programs thru Dr. Pepper Corporate, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Xerox.

Leonce spent 14 years as a Marketing Manager for Corporate Dr. Pepper Co. in Dallas TX; 3 years as VP of Sales & Marketing for a Pepsi Bottler in Louisiana; 16 years as a Director of Sales & Marketing for a Group of five Coca-Cola Bottlers in Mississippi; and 8 years as Regional Sales Manager in Louisiana for Mountain Valley Spring Water Co. in Hot Springs, AR. He has spent 20 years as a licensed Tour Guide in New Orleans.

Leonce is Past President of The Baton Rouge Jaycees; Jaycees International Senator Past Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus in Starkville, Board Member of the Golden Triangle Crime Stopper in Mississippi; Served on the Mississippi Soft Drink Bottlers Association; Past President of the Condo Association in the French Quarter; and Twice Keynote speaker for the Marketing Department at Mississippi State University. An avid computer guru, Leonce enjoys giving salesmanship talks, guiding tours in New Orleans, reading golf and football (Saints).

Come for a Visit

Ever wonder where some of the best water in the world is captured? Let us show you. Evamor water would like to invite you, as our guest, to New Orleans and to see our state-of-the-art bottling facility - at the site of our rare aquifer source. In addition to a plant tour and meeting with evamor team members, you will get to see one of the most charming cities in the world in full celebration of its 300-year anniversary. New Orleans is world famous for its food, fun, culture, and of course its hospitality. 

Sign up as part of your 2020 Joint MABWA, SEBWA, and SABWA Convention Registration today.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020

8:15 am       Board Charter Bus (hotel entrance)

9:00 am       Arrival and Breakfast

10:15 am     Depart for North Shore for Plant Tour

11:00 am     Plant Tour

Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for the tour and your trip home after two days of fun and eating in NOLA. You will meet key executives and team members from evamor and its bottling facility. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, contact Ray Rayburn at

2020 Joint MAbWA, SEBWA, SABWA
Convention & Trade Show
P.O. Box 1747
Dripping Springs, TX 78737
512.894.4106 P
512.858.0486 F
512.406.1167 C