US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
Who do you want to see at the 14th Annual Tommy Star Awards and Gala? Learn about former winners and see what it takes to be a Tommy Star!
Meet 2014 Hotel Supervisor of the Year Lissa Cuffy of the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort. Cuffy was born on Dominica and moved to the Virgin Islands in 2008. She was promoted to front desk supervisor at the Marriott in 2012 and housekeeping manager in 2014, and is currently enrolled online at Ashford University. Her passion for tourism led her to be awarded Associate of the Quarter in 2012. Cuffy’s ability to multi-task and still remain at the top of her game make her a great role model for tourism and hospitality employees.
Meet 2014 Public Service Representative of the Year Dianne Bynoe with the Virgin Islands Division of Personnel. Bynoe was also born on the island of Dominica, but raised on St. Croix. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social sciences – Psychology and Sociology. She served as an intern at the White House and volunteered at AmeriCorps, and has been with the V.I. Division of Personnel for over 13 years. Bynoe credits her mother, Elizabeth Bynoe, for being her customer service role model. Her dedication to customer service and willingness to learn from others make Bynoe an asset in the tourism industry.
Meet 2014 Activity & Attractions Associate of the Year Susannah “Suki” Meier of Coral World Ocean Park. Meier was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to St. Thomas in 2012. She has been working with animals since she was 8 and is passionate about marine mammals, especially sea lions. Meier’s love for all outdoor activities and marine life make her a great tourism ambassador.
Inspire your colleagues by introducing them to more amazing Tommy Stars Nov. 14 at the Tommy Star Awards and Gala! Call the HTA office at 340-774-6835 for ticket information!