Stephen Waring is the Marketing & Communications Director for the Latter & Blum Family of Companies.
Before joining Latter & Blum, Stephen was the Marketing Director for PacTec Inc., a privately held Louisiana company that is a leader in the distribution of unique products used for containment, transport and disposal of waste. In this role, Stephen is responsible for the company's marketing, communications and advertising both on a national and international level.
Before joining PacTec, Stephen was the Marketing Director for Prudential Gardner, REALTORS, a large, residential real estate company in Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. Stephen joined the company in early 2003 and his responsibilities included all marketing and advertising initiatives for the company as well as providing marketing support, communications and innovative programs for the company's 1,100 sales associates. His marketing duties at the company included many different areas including; print, television, web, public relations, home shows, special events, and much more.
In addition to his marketing duties, Stephen also oversaw the Builder/Developer Services division of the company. This relatively new division within the company supports builders and developers by marketing and selling the product that they produce to the public. This support included; advertising, market positioning, competitive market analysis, sales & lead management, and much more.
Before joining Prudential Gardner, REALORS, Stephen was a part owner and Vice President of Creative Services for the local New Orleans advertising agency, Montgomery Stire & Partners. His career at the agency spanned a total of ten years and included such notable clients as New Orleans Tourism, Marriott Hotels, International Paper, International Gaming Technology, Harrah's Casino, The Grand Hotel and Resort, First Bank & Trust and others. As a full-service, integrated marketing, communications and business development agency, the creative, public relations and media departments created and produced many highly visible and successful campaigns for national and regional clients.
Stephen graduate from LSU in Baton Rouge with a BA in Communications and BFA in Graphic Design and is a hardcore Tiger fan. More recently he earned his Real Estate license in Louisiana. He is a resident of Old Metairie, right outside of New Orleans where is resides with his wife Carmen.