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Promotions at BTA

Top row, from left: Erin Smith, Ishmael Kolthoff, Tashae Thompson, Alastair Jack. Bottom row, from left: Kristin McSweeney, Leonard Williams, Shannen Talbot, Clintel Jones (Photographs provided)

A series of promotions and appointments have been made at the island’s tourism authority.

Kevin Dallas, the CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, said the changes recognised the hard work and dedication of the organisation’s staff.

Mr Dallas added: “Their efforts provide critical support and help progress the goals of the National Tourism Plan.

“Along with the rest of our team, they also underscore the high level of talent we’re lucky to have on board as we mark five years of enhancing Bermuda’s tourism product, supporting stakeholders and growing the industry.”

Erin Smith has been promoted to the post of chief information officer.

Ms Smith was a member of the original BTA team as director of research and business intelligence.

Alastair Jack has been made the new assistant director of sports marketing and Tashae Thompson has been appointed as assistant director of experience development.

Both are five-year veterans of the BTA.

Kristin McSweeney was promoted to the post of manager of customer relationship management and systems.

Leonard Williams, who started at the BTA as an intern in 2016, has been appointed to the post of experiences satisfaction co-ordinator.

Shannen Talbot, who started as a BTA intern in 2017, has been made an assistant.

Shannen Talbot will provide administrative support for public relations and Clintel Jones will provide administrative support for destination services.

Ms Talbot joined the BTA as an intern in 2017 and Ms Jones had fulfilled several temporary assignments at the authority.

The BTA earlier announced the appointment of Ishmael Kolthoff as director of sales and business development.