FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bernard Codd
Belize Hotel Association Elects New Board of Directors
Belize City, Belize - December 16th, 2010 - The Belize Hotel Association(BHA) wishes to inform the general public of the appointment of a new Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting held on December 16th, 2010. The new board of directors are as follows;
President - - - - - - - Doug Thompson - - - Black Orchid Resort
1st Vice President - Einer Gomez - - - - - - Ramon's Village
2nd Vice President - Elena Cuellar - - - - - The Inn at Robert's Grove
Treasurer - - - - - - - Robin McCutcheon - The Added Touch
Secretary - - - - - - - Herbert Haylock - - - Programme for Belize
Director - - - - - - - - Teresa Parkey - - - - Hugh Parkey Belize Adventure
Director - - - - - - - - Nick Davies - - - - - - Belize Travel Services
Director - - - - - - - - Sandra van Noord - - Portofino Resort
Director - - - - - - - - Crystal Dean - - - - - - Banana Beach Resort
Director - - - - - - - - Joanna Arellano - - - - Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel
Secretary Mike Preston from Midas Resort in San Ignacio stepped down from the board and was replaced by Herbert Haylock from 'Programme for Belize' which manages the La Milpa and Hill Bank Field Stations located in the Orange Walk District. Mike Preston attended many tradeshows for BHA and was an important player in many of BHA's marketing initiatives.
Director Mariam Roberson also vacated her post to take on the post of Chairman at the Belize Tourism Board. The BHA is immensely grateful for her contribution over the years in which she served in the capacity of president, past president and director. BHA looks forward to working with both Mariam and her new BTB Board in promoting the Belize Destination and Belize's Action Plan 2010-2012.
Alissa Flota from the El Pescador has also stepped down and is being replaced by Elena Cuellar of the Inn at Roberts Grove. BHA is grateful to have had Alissa serve on the board who is know for championing the flyfishing cause.
The two other new appointments are Joanna Arellano of the Caye Caulker Plaza Hotel and Crystal Dean of Banana Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye. In coming up with the nominations the selection committee looks at countrywide representation, willingness to serve, skills and experiences that would allow director to help carry forward the BHA torch.
The BHA board is a working board and meets at least once a month. Another active body within the BHA is the marketing committee which also meets regularly. There is also a finance committee that also meets regularly when the need arises.
One of the important task of the new board of directors is the resurrection of the Ways and Means Committee. If you are interested in serving the BHA in this light please let us know.
Some of the other highlights of the Annual General Meeting were the presentations by both Yanick Dalhouse the new marketing director for Belize, Amb. Joy Grant from the Mission for Belize in Brussels, BHA Hotel Certification, and the launching of BHA's new website. Over the coming days we will be sending out other releases that will focus on these important parts of the BHA AGM 2010.
Belize Hotel Association
13 Cork Street, P.O. Box 2480
T:223.0669 . F:223.1328