Ms. Raquel Brown has been appointed as the new CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority. Ms. Brown comes to the position of CEO with a depth of experience gained in both the public and private sectors in the Cayman Islands, Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean, including Sandals Resorts International, the US Agency for International Development, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Most recently she was employed as the Deputy Director for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism.
Ms. Brown’s work experience includes destination branding, customer relationship management, development of heritage and cultural programs for sustainable tourism, and quality standards for public transportation and accommodations.
In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Brown’s academic achievements make her well qualified for the position of CEO of the SKTA. She has achieved a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Environmental Geology from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami.
According to Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Honourable Richard Skerrit, the Authority welcomes Ms. Brown with open arms.
“I look forward to the addition of the new CEO to our leadership team, to strengthen our tourism policies for promoting stakeholder partnership and people empowerment, and for the design and implementation of various initiatives in product development and strategic marketing.”
Ms. Brown takes over after from Ms. Caroyln James who led the Authority for the past year.