The Antigua Hotels and Tourist Association (AHTA) has announced new officers for 2019 – 2021, including the appointment of Vernon A. Jeffers Sr., General Manager at Sugar Ridge Resort, as its new Chairman.
Mr. Jeffers, served on the Board of Directors for the AHTA for the past eight (8) years and is regarded as one of Antigua and Barbuda’s highly respected Hoteliers. His career started at the International Travel and Resorts (ITR) Marketing firm in New York. He then went on to earn his Bachelors Degree from the City University of New York and continued to his Executive Studies at the Hotel School in the Hague, Holland. He has worked his way through the ranks in various resorts and functioned in the role of General Manager at Long Bay Resort in the BVI, Grand Royal Antiguan, St. James’ Club and Jolly Beach Resort & Spa.
“It is a great honor for me to serve as Chairman of the AHTA. I am looking forward to working with my fellow officers, our membership at large and the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority in the continued development and growth of the Industry.” remarked Mr. Jeffers.
Alex deBrito outgoing Chairman will remain on the Board of Directors, assuming the role of First Vice Chairman. He stated that “I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Jeffers for many years. He is a strong advocate for the Industry and it will be my pleasure to work alongside him.”
The AHTA’s officers for 2019 – 2021 are:
Ian Fraser, Cocobay Resort (Second Vice Chairman)
Alex Browne, Starfish Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
Norma Holder, Curtain Bluff
Brian d’Ornellas, Buccaneer Beach Club
Niccolo Bertelli, Ocean Point Resort & Spa
Lionel Walker, Lamblion Apartments
Devin Joseph, Antigua Yacht Club Marina
Elijah James, Colombian Emeralds Int’l
Patrick Ryan, Tropical Adventures
Sanjay Ambrose, Pineapple Beach Club
Neil Forrester, Azingo Hospitality
Sandro Fabris, Jumby Bay Island
Rachel Browne, Hermitage Bay