Tuesday 24 November, 2020

CITA announces new Board of Directors for 2020-2021

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) has a new Executive Committee resulting from the new the Board of Directors elected at its recent annual general meeting (AGM).

The new executive consists of:

President – Marc Langevin (Hotel)
Vice President – Michael Tibbetts (Hotel)
Secretary – Natalie Porter (Land Based Attractions)
Treasurer - Markus Mueri (Restaurants/Nightclubs)

“The new board have many priorities ahead of us and we are eager to assist the government with a safe reopening strategy for visitors to return,” said Newly elected President, Mr Marc Langevin.

At the AGM, members of the association elected its Sector Directors who collectively serve as the CITA 2020 – 21 Board of Directors:

Josh Pawlik (Jacques Scott)
Walker Romanica (Cayman Spirits Company)

Marc Langevin (The Ritz Carlton) (2-year term)
Michael Tibbetts (Cayman Brac/ Little Cayman Beach Resorts)

Gary Todd (Budget Grand Cayman) (2-year term)

Ron Hargrave (Tukka)
Markus Mueri (Deckers) (2-year term)

Condominium / Villa:
Juliet Cumber-Forget (Cayman Villas) (2-year term)
Margret Mendes (South Bay Beach Club)

Ash McKnight (GoPro Cayman)
Tony Land (Divetech)

Land Based Attractions:
Natalie Porter (Cayman Turtle Centre)

Sister Islands:
Mick Maher (Sister Islands Tourism Association)

Past President, Theresa Leacock-Broderick said the recent AGM was successful all around.

“The number of members attending this year’s general meeting indicates the industry’s solidarity on the issues impacting their businesses and livelihoods of their employees. The Tourism Forum part of the meeting was a very candid and constructive exchange between the CITA members and the CI Government senior leaders. The Deputy Premier, Minister for Tourism and the Hon. Minister for Commerce openly addressed our members’ questions on the government’s dealings with the COVID-19 global pandemic. They also listened and gained greater perspective. The forum was invaluable and is representative of CITA’s advocacy role.”

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