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Greetings from our General Manager…

“It’s been said that Management is, above all, a practice where art, science and craft meet. So deep in the heart of South Louisiana’s plantation country, we’ve brought together a team of hospitality experts to fulfill Nottoway’s vision in concept, strategy, technology and execution. Every single day guests compliment our personalized service, attention to detail, and exceptional employees; therefore it is my pleasure to introduce Nottoway’s management staff.  Our team represents a variety of skills and depth of experience that are unique to this market, and they, too, have the privilege of directing the friendliest and most dedicated people I’ve encountered in my entire hospitality career.” ... Neil Castaldi, Nottoway General Manager



Neil Castaldi - General Manager


Neil Castaldi
General Partner

With his wealth of hospitality experience, ranging from the luxury cruise ship industry to resorts and hotels, Neil Castaldi brings to Nottoway Plantation not only a long history of significantly enhanced sales and ratings, but also an impressive talent for securing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for his venues.

Neil's creativity and enthusiasm have attracted both celebrities and presidents. Not only has he furnished luxury accommodations for stars such as Tony Bennett, Cher, Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope, but he has also hosted presidential banquets for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush and Bill Clinton. 

In addition to this, Neil created a popular chain of upscale Italian restaurants, Castaldi's Market & Grill, located in 6 states and featuring opera-trained singing servers.  His last assignment before joining Nottoway was as the VP of Hotel Operations for a NYC-based hotel company, overseeing 10 hotels, from Hiltons to Sheratons, in 4 states.

  Susan Ringwald, CMP - Director of Sales  


Susan Ringwald, CMP
Director of Sales

Susan Shea Ringwald is Nottoway’s Director of Group Sales. She has maintained the certification of Certified Meeting Professional for fifteen years.

After graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Susan joined Guaranty Broadcasting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A necessary move took her to New Orleans where she began what has turned out to be a long and delightful career in the hospitality industry.

Her experience extends into the tour and travel market as well as the meetings industry with positions held at Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Dietrich Destination Consultants in New Orleans, Houmas House Plantation, and the Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans.

Specializing in the sales and implementation of tour programs, meetings, special events, and shuttle systems, Susan’s clients have included Allons a Lafayette, Aflac, American College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, BMW, Go West, Maritz, Mayflower Tours, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
She has held memberships and board of directors’ positions in Gulf States Chapter of Meeting Planners International, Louisiana Society Association Executives, the Ascension Parish Tourist Commission, and Kairos Prison Ministry International.

Susan is proud to be a part of the Nottoway family and the creative opportunities afforded her with the historical venue.


Janice Mirambell

Janice joined the Nottoway team in June 2014 and brings with her extensive experience and knowledge in the hotel accounting field.

For over 20 years, she has worked for the Pyramid Hotel Group which owns and/or manages over 60 properties representing every major hotel and resort brand in the United States. She started her career with Pyramid as Hotel Director of Finance for their Louisiana-based hotels and was eventually promoted to Area Controller. For the five years prior to coming to Nottoway, Janice was Pyramid's Regional Controller in the Northeast region, overseeing the accounting departments of up to 12 hotels.

In just the first few months of her employment at Nottoway, Janice has already made a large impact in our accounting department. By implementing a new web-based accounting system, a new payroll system, and software and detailed analysis reports, she has made it possible for us to manage our property with greater efficiency.


  Jennifer Donald - Guest Services Manager   Randy LaPrairie - Director of Maintenance & Facilities



Jennifer Donald
Guest Services Manager

Jennifer arrived from her hometown in Costa Mesa, California to join the Nottoway team in 2010. From the minute she arrived, she has demonstrated her abilities and customer relations skills, honed through her long career history in the hospitality industry, by holding several key positions at our Plantation.


In her short time with us, Jennifer has always distinguished herself, to the point of earning numerous promotions along the way. After first joining us as a tour guide, she was quickly promoted to Assistant Restaurant Manager and eventually to Restaurant Manager. This past year, she has assumed control and responsibility over the entire Guest Services department, from front desk staff to bellmen to the reservations department. She is also responsible for all our guests’ needs and communications as well as being in charge of all of the Plantation's special events, from planning to execution.


We are fortunate to have Jennifer as part of our team as we continue to distinguish ourselves as the premier destination in the Southeast.


Randy LaPrairie
Director of Maintenance & Facilities

For 25 years Randy has been the go-to person for all things related to utilities, maintenance and construction. He joined Nottoway’s staff in 1986 as an accomplished finish carpenter, and has played an active role in past renovations to the plantation, as well as in the most recent improvements and additions. Randy’s knowledge and commitment are invaluable, as he knows every pipe, wire, drain, nook and cranny throughout the property.

Randy is also a talented artist and painter, and works in oils, charcoals, watercolor and pen and ink. His work is popular among the locals and beyond and adorns the walls of the restaurant and the mansion. It is also for sale in Nottoway’s gift shop.  Another hobby, taxidermy, brings together Randy's love for the outdoors and his talent for creating art from nature.



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