NASSAU, Bahamas, February 18, 2020 (CMC) – The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) says that Brian Frontin, a Trinidadian, has been elected President of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives (CSHAE) during a meeting, here, on Saturday.
For his 2020-2022 tenure, Frontin is supported by an Executive Committee, comprising Stacy Cox (immediate past president/chairman), who serves as chief executive officer of the Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association; Noorani Azeez (vice president/president-elect), who is executive vice president of the St. Lucia Hospitality & Tourism Association; Miles B. M. Mercera (treasurer), chief executive officer of the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association; and Véronique Legris (secretary), executive director of the St. Martin Hotel Association.
CSHAE is an independent organization, established by CHTA, to support the professional development of national hotel and tourism association executives from the 33 CHTA-member national hotel and tourism associations (NHTAs).
The organization serves as a network for the region’s associations, by supporting the professional development of the staff and voluntary leadership; facilitating the gathering and flow of information; advancing programs in support of regional advocacy and product improvement efforts; and serving as a two-way conduit, with CHTA, to achieve mutual goals.
Frontin, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Trinidad Hotels, Restaurants & Tourism Association (THRTA) and the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI), disclosed that human capital development, governance and sustainability are the priorities he will tackle, as he takes over the reins from Cox.
Over his two-year term, Frontin said “considerable emphasis will be placed on enhancing the profiles of CSHAE and all of its Association Executive (AE) members”.
The incoming leader also wants to strengthen the capacity of NHTAs and their staff leadership to increase their value proposition, and to review and redefine the role of CSHAE, within the governance framework of the umbrella CHTA, according to CHTA, regarded as the Caribbean’s leading association representing the interests of national hotel and tourism associations.
During Saturday’s meeting, CHTA said the CSHAE Executive and Board crafted an Action Plan to address priorities and convened working committees to execute various items, over the next six months.
Frontin was confident that the CSHAE transformational agenda underway would “yield positive results” for the benefit of association executives, NHTAs and CHTA, according to CHTA.