CHTA Executive Committee

CHTA Officers 2014 - 2016

Chairman
Richard Doumeng - Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI

President
Emil Lee - Princess Heights, St. Maarten

1st Vice President
Karolin Troubetzkoy - Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

2nd Vice President
Stuart Bowe - Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

3rd Vice President
Karen Whitt - Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

4th Vice President
Patricia Affonso Dass - Ocean Two Resort & Residences, Barbados

5th Vice President
William "Bill" Clegg, - Choice Hotels International

Treasurer
James Hepple - Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, Aruba

Regional Vice Presidents
Warren E. Binder – Creative Travel Consultants
Sanovnik Destang – Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa
Clarisa Jimenez – Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association
José A. Rivera Campos – AM Resorts
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace – BedfordBakerGroup

CTO Secretary General
Hugh Riley – Caribbean Tourism Organization

President, Caribbean Society Of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE)
Gilda Gumbs-Samuel – Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association

Chairman, Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST)
Karolin Troubetzkoy - Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

Director for Allied Members
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Strategic Partners
Gabriele Zuliani, Group Head / Senior Vice President – Mastercard Worldwide

Chairman, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Educational Foundation (CHTAEF)
Richard Kahn, President - Kahn Travel Communications (KTCpr)

Chairpersons of Standing Committees
Advocacy - Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Principal Partner, BedfordBakerGroup
Finance - James Hepple, President & CEO, Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association
Marketing - Richard J. Doumeng, Managing Director, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
Membership - William “Bill” Clegg, Regional Vice President , Choice Hotels International
Marketplace - Warren E. Binder, President, Creative Travel Consultants

CHTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anguilla
Delroy Lake, General Manager,
Anacaona Boutique Hotel

Sherille Hughes, General Manager,
Paradise Cove Resort

Antigua
Neil Forrester, General Manager,
Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association

Robert Sherman, Managing Director,
Curtain Bluff Resort

Aruba
Edgar Roelofs, General Manager,
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Ewald K. Biemans, Managing Director/Owner,
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts

James Hepple, President & CEO,
Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association

Bahamas
Kerry Fountain, Executive Director,
Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board

Magnus Alnebeck, General Manager,
Pelican Bay At Lucaya

Russell M. Miller, President/Owner,
Castaways Resort & Suites

Stuart Bowe, Sr. VP & General Manager,
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort

Barbados
Patricia Affonso-Dass,
General Manager, Ocean Two

Sunil Chatrani, CEO - Elegant Hotels Group,
c/o Tamarind Cove Hotel

Susan Springer, Executive Vice President,
The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association

Belize
Lorena Vasquez, Director,
Belize Hotel Association

Bermuda
David Dodwell, Sr., Resort Manager,
The Reefs

Stephen Todd, CEO,
Bermuda Hotel Association

Bonaire
Irene Dingjan, Chief Executive Officer,
Bonaire Hotel & Tourism Association

British Virgin Islands
Louis Potter, Chairman,
BVI Chamber Of Commerce & Hotel Association

Romney Penn, Owner,
Treasure Isle

Cayman Islands
Marc Langevin, General Manager,
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, Executive Director,
Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA)

Curacao
Cedric Nubul, General Manager,
Hilton Curacao

W.H.E. Vogels, Managing Director,
Lions Dive & Beach Resort Curacao

Dominica
Gregor Nassief, Managing Director,
Fort Young Hot

Dominican Republic
Alberto Abreu, Hospitality Director,
PUNTACANA Resort & Club

Enrique De Marchena, Founder and Managing Partner,
DMK Abogados Central

Luis Rodriquez Amiama,
Casa De Campo

Simón Suárez, President,
Asociacion Nacional De Hoteles & Restaurantes

Grenada
Pancy Cross, Executive Director,
Grenada Hotel And Tourism Association

Guadeloupe
Daniel Arnoux, General Manager/CEO Chairman,
PDT La Creole Beach Hotel & Resort

Haiti
Fred Pierre-Louis,
Le Plaza Hotel

Jamaica
Carolyn Wright, General Manager,
Rondel Village

Clifton Reader, General Manager,
Moon Palace Jamaica Grand

Evelyn Smith, General Manager,
Tensing Pen

Nicola Madden-Greig, Group Director of Marketing & Sales,
The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

Wayne Cummings, Director, Business Processes and Administration,
Sandals Resorts International

Martinique
Benoit Lecesne, Executive Director,
Club Des Hoteliers De La Martinique

Mexico, Cancun
José A. Rivera Campos,
AMResorts

Marissa Setien, Executive Director,
Asociacion de Hoteles de Cancun & Puerto Morelos

Puerto Rico
Clarisa Jimenez, President and CEO,
Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association

Ismael Vega, Casino General Manager,
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino

John Bartholomew D. Brull, Principal,
AWCI, Corp.

Miguel Vega, Regional Director,
Holiday Inn & Tropical Casino Mayaguez

St. Barthelemy
Vanessa Panza, Association Executive,
Association Des Hôtels Et Villas De Saint-Barthélemy

St. Kitts & Nevis
Kaloma O'Marde-Hamilton, Executive Director,
St. Kitts And Nevis Hotel & Tourism Association

Richard Williams, General Manager,
Ocean Terrace Inn

St. Lucia
Karolin Troubetzkoy, Executive Director,
Marketing & Operations, Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain

Ross Stevenson, General Manager,
Cap Maison

Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director,
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

St. Maarten
Anenda Zaandam, Executive Director,
St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association

Emil Lee, General Manager,
Princess Heights

St. Martin
Maurice Perrinmarechal, General Manager,
Residence Ex Hotel Mont Vernon

Stephen Wright, General Manager,
Grand Case Beach Club

St. Vincent and Grenadines
Kim Halbich, President,
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Hotel

Suriname
Annie Zinhagel, Chairwoman,
Suriname Hotel Association

Tobago
Christopher James, MBE, Managing Director,
Toucan Inn & Bonkers

Trinidad
Louanna Chai-Alves, Executive Director, Trinidad Hotels,
Restaurant & Tourism Association

Russell George, General Manager,
Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Turks & Caicos
Stacy Cox, Executive Director,
Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association

Karen S. Whitt, General Manager,
The Regent Palms

USVI
Joel M. Kling, General Manager,
Best Western Emerald Beach Resort

Julie Printy, General Manager,
The Palms At Pelican

Richard J. Doumeng, Managing Director,
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort


Directors for Allied Members
Javier Morales, President,
Social Caddie

Keith Stephenson, Director of Legislative and Industry Affairs,
American Resort Development Association (ARDA)

Lauren Funke, Advertising Director,
The New York Times

Mr. Willem Jonckheer, Director,
Jonckheer Advertising and Marketing Consultants, Inc.

Peter Vittori, Managing Director,
American Airlines, Inc.

Richard Kahn, President,
Kahn Travel Communications

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace,
Principal Partner, BedfordBakerGroup

Warren E. Binder, President,
Creative Travel Consultants

William “Bill” Clegg, Regional Vice President ,
Choice Hotels International

Directors for CSHAE
Gilda Gumbs-Samuel, Executive Director,
President CSHAE, Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association

Lisa Hamilton, President,
US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

Susan Springer, Executive Vice President,
The Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association

Directors for Caribbean Tourism Organization
Hugh Riley, Secretary General,
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Richard Sealy, Minister of Tourism & International Transport,
Ministry of Tourism & International Transport

William Griffith, Director of Tourism,
Barbados Tourism Authority

Directors for Exchange Members
Carol Ayoung, CEO Executive Director,
Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce

David Jessop, Executive Director,
Caribbean Council

Lionel van der Walt, Area Manager/Head Caribbean,
IATA, International Air Transport Association

Sally Yearwood, Executive Director,
Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA)

Past Presidents

Enrique De Marchena, Founder and Managing Partner,
DMK Abogados Central (2008-2010)

Richard J. Doumeng, Managing Director,
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort (2012-2014)

Josef F. Forstmayr, Managing Director,
Round Hill Hotel & Villas (2010-2012)

Sir Royston O. Hopkin KCMP, Chairman & Managing Director,
Spice Island Beach Resort (1994-1996)

John Jefferis, Owner,
Coco Reef (1996-1998)

Edward Malone,
Aruba Tourism Authority (1998-2000)

George Myers,
The Myers Group (1982-1984)

Peter J. Odle, Chairman,
Mango Bay Hotel (2006-2008)

Berthia Parle, MBE, General Manager,
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa (2004-2006)

Chris Sharpless, Sr., (1990-1992)

Heinz E.W. Simonitsch, C.D., Grandhotel Lienz (1984-1986)

Earl Bernard Smith, (1970-1972)

Simón Suárez, President,
Asociacion Nacional De Hoteles & Restaurantes

Ralph Taylor, President & CEO,
Soco Hotel (2000 - 2002)

Anders Wiberg, Owner/Operator,
Cable Beach Manor Apts. (1976-1978)

Michael Williams, General Manager,
Pink Beach Club (1992-1994)

Honorary Directors
John Bell, Former Director General & CEO,
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association

Jag Mehta, Director,
Club Ambiance

Alec Sanguinetti, CD, Former Director General & CEO,
Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association


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