The Board of Directors at the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Beverly Nicholson-Doty as the organization's CEO.
Nicholson-Doty has over three decades of industry leadership experience, including most recently serving as Commissioner of Tourism at the USVI Department of Tourism from 2007 to 2018. She brings significant experience in marketing, sales and strategic planning in Caribbean travel, tourism and hospitality. Nicholson-Doty has developed deep relationships with executives across the airline, cruise, hotel and service industries that serve the region, and has created partnership opportunities that include public, private, non-profit, non-governmental and community-based entities.
Her achievements include the successful development of the Ports of the Virgin Islands concept to brand and develop a collaborative effort to elevate the territory¹s port facilities, and the creation of a strategic plan for positioning the USVI as one of the top destinations for the meetings and incentives market. She was also instrumental in engineering double-digit airline capacity growth over a 10-year period.
The CEO will be responsible for overall management of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, including oversight of the development of the Authority's marketing and destination services, and general administration. She intends to work closely with agencies, institutions and individuals within the public and private sectors of Saint Lucia at home and abroad.
In addition, as CEO, Nicholson-Doty will work closely with the Board of Directors to achieve overall objectives, including coordinating and directing the programs of the Board. In marketing, promotions and publicity, she will be tasked to utilize and deploy resources in the best interest of the development of tourism to Saint Lucia.
Nicholson-Doty takes up her new role effective Monday, July 1, 2019. For more information, visit http://stlucia.org/.