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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

CTO Secretary General
Hugh Riley – Caribbean Tourism Organization

President, Caribbean Society Of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE)
Neil Forrester Antigua Hotel and Tourism Association

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

Strategic Partners
Neil Kolton, Interval International

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

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)

Co-Chair: Karolin Troubetzkoy, Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain Resort
Co-CHair: Denaye Hinds, Director of Sustainability, OBM International
Staff Liaison: Vanessa Ledesma

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
  • Sherille Hughes, General Manager, Paradise Cove Resort

ANTIGUA

  • Neil Forrester, General Manager, Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association
  • Alex De Brito, Vice President of Operations, Galley Bay Resort and Spa

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

BELIZE

  • Tessie Duran, Marketing 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 Hotel

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

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 & Tourism Association

SURINAME

  • Annie Zinhagel, Chairwoman, Suriname Hotel Association

TOBAGO

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

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

  • 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
  • Tomas Acevedo, 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.
  • Michael Schmeltzer, President, American Airlines Vacations
  • 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

  • Stacy Cox, Executive Director, President CSHAE, Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association
  • Lisa Hamilton, President, US Virgin Islands 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
  • Annalee Bobb, Aviation Solutions Manager – Caribbean, International Air Transportation Association (IATA)
  • 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