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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2020 - 2022

President

Pablo Torres, General Manager, Caribe Hilton

Immediate Past President

Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager, Ocean Hotels

Treasurer

Jim Hepple, Tourism Analytics, Aruba*

1st Vice President

Nicola Madden-Greig, Courtleigh Group, Jamaica

2nd Vice President

Gregor Nassief, Secret Bay, Dominica

3rd Vice President

Sanovnik Destang, Bay Gardens Resorts, St. Lucia

4th Vice President

Leo Garbutt, Calabash Resort, Grenada

5th Vice President

Bill Clegg, Best Western/World Hotels, At-Large*

Regional Vice Presidents

  • TBA

CTO Acting Secretary General

Neil Walters – Caribbean Tourism Organization

President, Caribbean Society Of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE)

Noorani Azeez, Executive Director, St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association

Strategic Partners

Neil Kolton, Interval International

Chairman, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Educational Foundation (CHTAEF)

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

COMMITTEES & INITIATIVES

CHTA’s Standing Committees are charged with the tasks to meet the strategic goals of the Association. In addition, they make policy recommendations to the Board of Directors. Each Standing Committee has the support of a professional staff member of the CHTA to facilitate its work and to act as liaison. For full committee descriptions, please contact the CHTA Staff Liaison.

For the Committee Minutes click here (Members Only).

Advocacy

  • Chair: TBA
  • Staff Liaison: Frank J. Comito

Finance

  • Chair: TBA
  • Staff Liaison: Vanessa Ledesma

Marketing

  • Chair: TBA

People Development

  • Chair: TBA
  • Staff Liaison: Vanessa Ledesma

Membership

  • Chair: TBA

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Educational Foundation (CHTAEF)

  • Chair: Karolin Troubetzkoy, Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain
  • Staff Liaison: Tracy Bell

Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST)

  • Chair: Richard Williams, Richard Williams & Associates
  • Staff Liaison: Frank Comito

Caribbean Travel Marketplace

  • Chair: Karen Whitt, Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos
  • Staff Liaison: Vanessa Ledesma

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - UPDATED LIST COMING SOON

ANGUILLA

  • Delroy Lake, General Manager, Anacaona Boutique Hotel
  • Joshua Torai, General Manager, Zemi Beach Resort and Spa

ANTIGUA

  • Alex De Brito, Vice President of Operations, Galley Bay Resort and Spa

ARUBA

  • 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

BAHAMAS

  • Magnus Alnebeck, General Manager, Pelican Bay At Lucaya
  • Stuart Bowe, Sr. VP & General Manager, Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
  • Russell M. Miller, President/Owner, Castaways Resort & Suites
  • Dean Spychalla, Managing Director, Valentines Resort and Marina

BARBADOS

  • Patricia Affonso-Dass, General Manager, Ocean Two
  • Rudy Grant, CEO, The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association

BELIZE

  • Tessie Duran Tonaco, Marketing Director, Belize Hotel Association

BERMUDA

  • J.P. Martens, General Manager, Grotto Bay Beach Resort
  • Stephen Todd, CEO, Bermuda Hotel Association

BONAIRE

  • Irene Dingjan, CEO, Bonaire Hotel & Tourism Association

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

  • Romney Penn, Owner, Treasure Isle
  • Louis Potter, Chairman, BVI Chamber Of Commerce & Hotel Association

CAYMAN ISLANDS

  • Tiffany Dixon-Ebanks, Executive Director, Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA)
  • Marc Langevin, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

CURACAO

  • Cedric Nubul, General Manager, Hilton Curacao
  • Robbin Vogels, General Manager,Avila Beach Hotel

DOMINICA

  • Gregor Nassief, Managing Director, Fort Young Hotel

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  • Alberto Abreu, Hospitality Director, PUNTACANA Resort & Club
  • Andres Marranzini, Executive Vice President, Asociación Nacional de Hoteles y Restaurantes
  • Luis Rodriquez Amiama, Casa De Campo
  • Joel Santos, Executive Vice President, Coral Hospitality Corporation
  • 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

  • Wayne Cummings, Director, Business Processes and Administration, Sandals Resorts International
  • Nicola Madden-Greig, Group Director of Marketing & Sales, The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites
  • Evelyn Smith, General Manager, Tensing Pen

MEXICO, CANCUN

  • José A. Rivera Campos, AMResorts
  • Marissa Setien, Executive Director, Asociacion de Hoteles de Cancun & Puerto Morelos

PUERTO RICO

  • John Bartholomew D. Brull, Principal, AWCI, Corp.
  • Clarisa Jimenez, President and CEO,Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association
  • Pablo Torres, General Manager, Caribe Hilton
  • 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

  • Tara Hendrickson, Acting Executive Director, St. Kitts and Nevis Hotel and 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

ST. MAARTEN

  • Wyb Meijer, Executive Director, St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association

ST. MARTIN

  • Claudie Nanni-Calvayarc, General Manager, Esmeralda Resort
  • Stephen Wright, General Manager, Grand Case Beach Club

ST. VINCENT AND GRENADINES

  • Kim Halbich, President, St. Vincent & The Grenadines Hotel & Tourism Association

SURINAME

  • Sinfra Zaandam, Executive Director, Suriname Hotel and Tourism Association

TOBAGO

  • Christopher James, MBE, Sales & Marketing, Chic the Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre

TRINIDAD

  • Brian Frontin, CEO, 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

  • Richard J. Doumeng, Managing Director, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort
  • Joel M. Kling, General Manager, Best Western Emerald Beach Resort

DIRECTORS FOR ALLIED MEMBERS

  • Warren E. Binder, President, Creative Travel Consultants
  • William “Bill” Clegg, Regional Director, Best Western
  • Robert Clements, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, American Resort Development Association (ARDA)
  • Lauren Funke, Advertising Director, The New York Times
  • Richard Kahn, President, Kahn Travel Communications
  • Javier Morales, President, Social Caddie
  • Fatima I. Thompson, CHIA, Associate Director of Business Development, Hotels Caribbean & Mexico, STR
  • Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Principal Partner, BedfordBakerGroup
  • Peter Vitori, Managing Director, American Airlines

DIRECTORS FOR CSHAE

  • Brian D. Frontin, Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association
  • Gilda Gumbs-Samuel, Executive Director, Anguilla Hotel and Tourism Association
  • Lisa Hamilton, President, US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association

DIRECTORS FOR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

  • Niel Kolton, Director, Caribbean and Florida, Resort Sales and Services, Interval International
  • Gabriele Zuliani, Group Head / Senior Vice President, Mastercard Worldwide

DIRECTORS FOR CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION

  • Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas
  • Hugh Riley, Secretary General, Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • Dionisio James D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas

DIRECTORS FOR EXCHANGE MEMBERS

  • Carol Ayoung, CEO Executive Director,Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce
  • Annalee Bobb, Aviation Solutions Manager – Caribbean, International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
  • David Jessop, Executive Director, Caribbean Council
  • Sally Yearwood, Executive Director, Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA)

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

CHTA PAST PRESIDENT ARE INCLUDED AS PART OF OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Click here to view a listing of all of our past presidents.