Committees

The association has several committees that actively work to promote the territory, the community, and the business environment of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The committees are the heart and soul of our association and the membership is actively encouraged to participate.

Advocacy Committee

Chaired By: Trudie Prior
The mission of the committee is to develop a proactive mechanism on behalf of the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association that encourages greater grass roots involvement of members and promote a better understanding of the industry and its contribution to the local community, additionally, to strengthen our political and social influence with a unified and consistent voice.

Education and Training Committee

Chaired By: Samuel Rey & Laurina Josephat
The mission of this committee to increase the number of training hours offered to our employees as well as increase the number of local student integration in the Hospitality industry.  This committee’s initiatives include: USVI Culinary Team, Career Fairs, Summer Internship Program, Boys & Girls Club of the VI and Tommy Goes to School Newsletter.

Environmental Commitee

Chaired By: Adrian Davis
The mission of this committee is to spread the word to the membership about the importance and benefits of going GREEN through their Reduce/Recycle/Reuse initiatives.  This committee is working on securing 5 Blue Flag Beaches which is an internationally recognizable environmental certification.

Marketing Committee & Small Hotels Committees

Chaired By: Katarina Doumeng
The mission of this committee is to create an equitable self-generating fund that will enable the Association to take a partnership role in planning unified and consistent destination marketing programs.

Membership Committee

Chaired By: Bill Newbold & Bernd Kuhlen
The mission of this committee is to increase the Association’s membership by offering valuable benefits and building community awareness.

Timeshare/Fractional Ownership Committee

Chaired By: Lisa Hamilton
The mission of this committee is to advocate for issues of concern related to their industry.

Tommy Gala Committee

Chaired By: Judi Nagelberg
The mission of custom essay writing service to help college students! This committee is to spotlight the individuals within the tourism and hospitality industry who exemplify outstanding performance through an awards ceremony & gala.