Friday, April 25, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: A new Board of Directors for the Belize Tourism Board has been named.
A statement from the Ministry of Tourism announced today that the new board, whose mandate is effective Wednesday, April 23 and ending in 2016, is headed by Acting Chairman Einer Gomez, who is the General Manager of Ramon’s Village Resort.
The substantive Chairman designate is Dr. Carla Barnett; but her appointment, according to the official announcement “will not take effect until later this year when she has completed her current assignment at the Caribbean Development Bank.”
The other members of the new BTB board are: Herbert Haylock, Belize Tourism Industry Association Representative; Doug Thompson, Belize Hotel Association Representative; Gaspar Guerrero, Local Airline Sector Representative; Neil Bradley, Cayes & Outer Islands Representative; Glen Eiley, Southern Region Representative; Rosendo Urbina Sr., Northern Region Representative; Gamayel Babb, Legal Expertise; Christy Mastry, Project Management and Planning and Tracy Panton, CEO, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation.
Minister of Tourism Manuel Heredia, Junior is quoted in the official release as saying “we welcome Mr. Gomez and the other Members to the BTB’s Board of Directors and look forward to working with them to lead the BTB.”
The new board, according to Minister Heredia will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism towards “fostering long-term growth, this leadership is well-positioned to strengthen the institution and ensure meaningful stakeholder engagement.”
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