CHTA Executive Committee
CHTA Officers 2014 - 2016

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

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

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
Mr. James G. Weitkamp, MHS – Harbor Linen

Strategic Partners
Rafael Fuentes – Mastercard Worldwide

Chairman, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Educational Foundation (CHTAEF)
Richard Kahn – KTCpr

Chairpersons of Standing Committees
Advocacy - Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace – BedfordBakerGroup
Finance - James Hepple – Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association
Marketing - Richard Doumeng - Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, USVI
Membership - William "Bill" Clegg, - Choice Hotels International

Board of Directors

Sherille Hughes, General Manager
Paradise Cove Resort

Alfred Thompson, General Manager
Carimar Beach Club

Neil Forrester, General Manager
Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association

Robert Sherman, Managing Director
Curtain Bluff Resort

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

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

Edgar Roelofs, General Manager,
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Magnus Alnebeck, General Manager
Pelican Bay At Lucaya

Stuart Bowe, Sr. VP & General Manager
Coral and Beach Towers
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort

Shavonne Darville, President
Gems At Paradise Private Beach Resort

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

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

Douglas Thompson, Owner
Black Orchid Resort

David Dodwell, Sr., Resort Manager
The Reefs

Muriel Richardson, General Manager
Rosedon Hotel

Irene Dingjan, Chief Executive Officer
Bonaire Hotel & Tourism Association

British Virgin Islands
Romney Penn, Owner
Treasure Isle

Louis Potter, Chairman,
BVI Chamber Of Commerce & Hotel Association

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

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

Yvonne Armour
Picard Beach Cottages

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

Pancy Cross, Executive Director
Grenada Hotel And Tourism Association

Daniel Arnoux, General Manager / CEO chairman- PDT La Creole Beach Hotel & Resort

Fred Pierre-Louis
Le Plaza Hotel

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

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

Clifton Reader, General Manager
Jamaica Grande Resort

Evelyn Smith, General Manager
Tensing Pen

Carolyn Wright, General Manager
Rondel Village

Benoit Lecesne, Executive Director
Club Des Hoteliers De La Martinique

Mexico, Cancun
José A. Rivera Campos

Marissa Setien, Executive Director
Asociacion De Hoteles De Quintana Roo, A.C.

Carol A. Osborne, President
Montserrat Hotel Association

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

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

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

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
Sanovnik Destang, Executive Director
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

Ross Stevenson, General Manager
Cap Maison

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

Sint Maarten
Emil Lee, General Manager
Princess Heights

St. Martin
Maurice Perrinmarechal, General Manager
Hotel Beach Plaza

Stephen Wright, General Manager
Grand Case Beach Club

St. Vincent and Grenadines
Kim Halbich
Paradise Beach Hotel

Annie Zinhagel, Chairwoman
Suriname Hotel Association

Christopher James, MBE, Managing Director
Toucan Inn & Bonkers

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

Richard J. Doumeng, Managing Director
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort

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

Julie Printy, General Manager
The Palms At Pelican

Directors for Allied Members
Warren E. Binder, President
Creative Travel Consultants

Matt Cooper, Account Manager
Z Media

Lauren Funke, Advertising Director
The New York Times

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

Richard Kahn, President
Kahn Travel Communications

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

Peter Vittori, Managing Director
American Airlines, Inc.

Jim Weitkamp, CMHS, Account Executive
Harbor Linen T-Y Group

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

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

David Jessop, Executive Director Caribbean
Caribbean Council

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

Past Presidents

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

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

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

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

John Jefferis, Owner (1996-1998)
Coco Reef

Edward Malone, (1998-2000)
Aruba Tourism Authority

George Myers, (1982-1984)
The Myers Group

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

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

Chris Sharpless, Sr., (1990-1992)

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

Earl Bernard Smith, (1970-1972)

Simón Suárez, President
Asociacion Nacional De Hoteles & Restaurantes

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

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

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

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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