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The BTIA a broad-based tourism umbrella organization that seeks to bring together tourism related interests to meet the challenges of a dynamic and growing tourism industry in Belize.

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Meet The Team

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

BTIA is lead by a Board of Directors who meet monthly to decide on all issues regarding BTIA.

BTIA staff and the Executive Board work closely on a day-to-day basis to execute the strategies laid out by the Board of Directors.

BTIA is lead by a Board of Directors who meet monthly to decide on all issues regarding BTIA.

BTIA staff and the Executive Board work closely on a day-to-day basis to execute the strategies laid out by the Board of Directors.

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Stewart Krohn

President

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Tamara Sniffin

1st Vice President

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Oscar Gutierrez

2nd Vice President

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Raineldo Guerrero

Treasurer

Belize Institute of Management

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Nicholas Scavone

Secretary

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Melanie Paz

Immediate Past President

The Palms Oceanfront Suites

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Elysia Dial

Executive Committee Chapter Representative

Stewart Krohn

President

Tamara Sniffin

1st Vice President

Oscar Gutierrez

2nd Vice President

Raineldo Guerrero

Treasurer

Belize Institute of Management

Nicholas Scavone

Secretary

Melanie Paz

Immediate Past President

The Palms Oceanfront Suites

Efren Perez

Executive Committee Chapter Representative

Major Duties of the Board of Directors

  • Oversee development and approval of a long-term corporate plan and approve annual budgets and operating plans;
  • Define and/or safeguard the organizational mission, the values framework and operating principles within which it expects the Association to be administered, and to review these periodically;
  • Govern the Association through board policies and planning objectives approved by the Board, formulated with the Executive Director and staff, and reviewed periodically;
  • Select and support an Executive Director to whom the responsibility for administration of the Association is delegated;
  • Review and evaluate regularly the performance of the Executive Director on the basis of a specific job description and approved objectives;
  • Seek and secure sufficient resources for the Association to finance its programs adequately;
  • Account to the public and funders, for the services of the Association and expenditures of funds;
  • Ensure prudent and proper management of the Association’s resources;
  • Establish the general values framework in which the Association’s human resources will be managed and periodically monitor key human resource performance indicators;
  • Approve and periodically review personnel policies within which human resources will be managed;
  • Establish guidelines within which management may negotiate pay and benefits agreements with staff;
  • Regularly review the Association’s services to ensure that they are consistent with the purpose of the Association and that its programs are effective and relevant to community needs;
  • Provide continuity for the Association and opportunities for citizen participation;
  • Represent the Association and its programs through interpretation to the community;
  • Serve as an advocate for services of good quality;
  • Hear complaints from consumers about services through a formal complaints procedure.

Secretariat

BTIA’s National Secretariat oversees the daily management and operations of the association. Presently, the team is led by the Executive Director with assistance from the Administrative Assistant.

The secretariat coordinates policies and procedures related to:

  • Governance
  • Administration
  • Training and Advocacy
  • Revenue Generation
  • Membership Outreach and Development
  • Marketing and Communication

BTIA’s National Secretariat oversees the daily management and operations of the association. Presently, the team is led by the Executive Director with assistance from the Administrative Assistant.

The secretariat coordinates policies and procedures related to:

  • Governance
  • Administration
  • Training and Advocacy
  • Revenue Generation
  • Membership Outreach and Development
  • Marketing and Communication
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| Linette Canto

Executive Director

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| Renae Martinez

Executive Assistant

Linette Canto

Executive Director

Renae Martinez

Executive Assistant

Destination Chapters

The BTIA has 10 active chapters in Belize’s major tourism destinations. Many of these chapters have Tourism Information Centers.

The BTIA has 10 active chapters in Belize’s major tourism destinations. Many of these chapters have Tourism Information Centers.

Caye Caulker

Buddy Magaña Jr.

Chairperson

Buddy’s Gold Cart Rentals

Dianira Enriquez

Vice Chairperson

Lionfish Souvenirs & Adventures

Stacy Badillo

Treasurer

Purple Passion Studio & Spa

Akheil Badillo

Secretary

Celina Jimenez Fuentes

Director

Island Fresh Water

Maria Vega

Immediate Past President/ Director

Vega Inn & Gardens

Lidy Pineda

Director

Vega Inn & Gardens
Cayo

Tanya Silva

Chairperson

Cahal Pech Village Resort

Misael Canto

Vice Chairperson

Rhondine Choco

Treasurer

Cahal Pech Village Resort

Michael Kale Fuller

Secretary

Lauren Margesson

Councilor

Individual Member

Dr. Eve Aird

Councilor

Mark O’Brien

Councilor

Corozal

Efren Perez

Chairperson

Charles Rublee

Vice Chairperson

Karina Ake

Treasurer

Lizbet Cabral

Secretary

Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College

Astrid Bobadilla

Replacement Secretary

Centro Escolar Mexico Junior College

Adela Pederson

Councilor

Individual Member

Roger Arana

Councilor

Individual Member
Dangriga

Roselia Zabaneh

Chairperson

Blue Marlin Resort

Carlene Sanchez

Vice Chairperson

Ilana Smith

Treasurer

Individual Member

Russel Murray

Youth Arm Coordinator/Secretary

Individual Member
Hopkins

Aisha Usher

Chairperson

Damien Grieco

Vice Chairperson

Coconut Row Guest House

Robertus Pronk

Treasurer

Parrot Cove Lodge
Orange Walk

Nellie Briceno

Chairperson

NS & J’S Fresh Fruits & Exotic Vegetables

Oscar Gutierrez

Vice Chairperson

Cocina “Sabor”

Roannie Espadas

Treasurer

Bermudian Landing – Smokey mermaid

Shalinie Campos

Secretary

NS & J’S Fresh Fruits & Exotic Vegetables
Placencia

Christopher Rothing

Chairperson

Steve Christensen

Vice Chairperson

Individual Member

Therese Belisle

Treasurer

James Westby

Secretary

San Pedro

Nick Scavone

Chairperson

Brilliance Belize

Tamara Sniffin

Vice Chairperson

Brittney O’Daniel

Treasurer

Merlin Kovach

Secretary

Lisa Thomas

Membership Chair

Belize Tropical Dream Villas

Pete Davis

Tourism Information Center Director

Laura Hammond Cochrane

PR/Marketing

Melanie Paz

Immediate Past President/ Director

The Palms Oceanfront Suites
Toledo

Dennis Garbutt

Chairperson

Garbutt’s Fishing Lodge

Lisa Avila

Treasurer

Allison Gonzalez

Secretary

Hickatee Cottages

Joanna Audinett

Head of Public Relations/Social Media

Rob Pennell

Councillor 

Victor Jacobs

Councillor

Jesica Tulcey

Councillor

Nicanor Requena

Councillor