THE VALLEY, Anguilla (Monday, March 29, 2021) — Shellya Rogers-Webster has been promoted to Deputy Director of the Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB).
In her new capacity, Rogers-Webster will be predominantly responsible for leading and managing the Anguilla Tourist Board’s internal and external relationships and communications, including financial management, human resources, public relations, government relations, ATB policy, and corporate restructuring.
“I am very pleased to see Mrs. Shellya Rogers-Webster elevated to the post of Deputy Director of Tourism,” stated Minister of Tourism, Haydn Hughes. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and a level of professionalism that is a hallmark of the Ministry. I look forward to continuing to work with Mrs. Rogers-Webster, over the next four-and-a-half years, and beyond.”
Prior to assuming the new position, Rogers-Webster served as the ATB’s Manager of Corporate Affairs, a position she held, since her appointment to the agency, in July 2017.
“Shellya Rogers-Webster has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to the Anguilla Tourist Board,” declared ATB Chair, Kenroy Herbert.
“Her impressive administrative skills have served us well, in guiding the organization through some challenging times. With this well-deserved promotion, the Board recognizes her contribution to the agency, and we have every confidence that she will continue to exceed expectations in her new position.”
Before joining the Board, Roger-Webster worked as a Senior Program Officer, Culture, in the Department of Youth and Culture.
She was charged with designing, developing and managing the department’s cultural development programs, and successfully mobilized public, private and community resources to facilitate the growth and sustainability of arts and cultural development in Anguilla.
Her love of the arts and desire to work with young people was forged at a series of internships with the British Museum in London, the Edna Carlsten Arts Gallery and the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
“I look forward to the challenges and responsibility that will come with my new position, and to working closely with Director Liburd, to fulfill the ATB’s mission,” commented Rogers-Webster.
“I appreciate the Board’s vote of confidence, and I am grateful for the support of my colleagues. Tourism is a collaborative enterprise, and this is a collective effort; we are fortunate to have a team of dedicated professionals at the ATB, who are committed to growing our tourism industry, Anguilla’s economic lifeline.”
A graduate of the University of Birmingham, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Management, with Distinction, Rogers-Webster completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management (Summa Cum Laude), with Minors in Business Administration and Political Science.
She also holds a Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism Destination Management from George Washington University, and is a Chartered Director with the Caribbean Governance Training Institute.
Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla is ringed with 33 beaches, and considered by savvy travelers and top travel magazines, to be the most beautiful in the world.
A fantastic culinary scene; wide variety of quality accommodations at varying price points; a host of attractions and exciting calendar of festivals make Anguilla an alluring and entrancing destination.