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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2016 – 2018

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

President
Karolin Troubetzkoy – Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia

1st Vice President
Stuart Bowe – Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

2nd Vice President
Karen Whitt – Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

3rd Vice President
Patricia Affonso Dass – Ocean Two Resort & Residences, Barbados

4th Vice President
Wayne Cummings, Sandals Resorts

5th Vice President
Pablo Torres, Caribe Hilton San Juan

Regional  Vice Presidents

  • Bill Clegg – Choice Hotels International
  • Cedric Nubul – Hilton Curacao
  • José A. Rivera Campos – AMresorts / Apple Leisure Group
  • Karine Roy-Camille – KRC Consulting
  • Tim Thuell – Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

Treasurer
James Hepple, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association

Director, Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)
Hugh Riley – Caribbean Tourism Organization

President, Caribbean Society Of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE)
Stacy Cox, Executive Director, Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association

Strategic Partners for Executive Committee
Neil Kolton, Interval International

Chairman, Advocacy Committee
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Bedfordbakergroup

Chairman, Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST)
Denaye Hinds, Director of Sustainability, OBM International

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

Director General and CEO
Frank J. Comito, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA)

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.

Advocacy

Co-Chair: Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Bedfordbakergroup
Co-Chair: Stuart Bowe, Senior Vice President and General Manager Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island
Staff Liaison: Frank J. Comito.

Finance

Chairperson: James Hepple, Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association
Staff Liaison: Vanessa Ledesma

Marketing

Chairperson: Karen Whitt, The Palms Turks & Caicos
Staff Liaison: Matt Cooper

People Development

Chairperson: Patricia Affonso-Dass, Group General Manager, Ocean Hotels
Staff Liaison: Alejandra Calvillo

Membership

Chairperson: Bill Clegg, Choice Hotels International
Staff Liaison: Martha Valdivia

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Educational Foundation (CHTAEF)

Chairperson: Richard Kahn, President – Kahn Travel Communications (KTCpr)
Staff Liaison: Frank J. Comito

Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST)

Chairman: Denaye Hinds, Director of Sustainability, OBM International
Staff Liaison: Frank J. Comito

Caribbean Travel Marketplace

Chairperson: Warren E. Binder, President, Creative Travel Consultants
Staff Liaison: Vanessa Ledesma

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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
  • Julie Printy, General Manager, The Palms At Pelican

DIRECTORS FOR ALLIED MEMBERS

  • Warren E. Binder, President, Creative Travel Consultants
  • William “Bill” Clegg, Regional Vice President, Choice Hotels International
  • Robert Clements, Vice President Regulatroy 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
  • Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Principal Partner, BedfordBakerGroup
  • Peter Vitori, Managing Director, American Airlines

DIRECTORS FOR CSHAE

  • Stacy Cox, Executive Director, President CSHAE, Turks and Caicos Hotel & 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
  • Obediah Wilchcombe, 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.