June 10, 2005
Wallace is new CTO Secretary General

NEW YORK – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Ministers of Tourism passed a resolution of support and the Board of Directors approved the appointment of Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace as the new CTO Secretary General. He replaces Jean Holder who retired at the end of last year after more than 30 years of dedicated service to the Caribbean. {{more}}

“Vanderpool-Wallace was selected because of his strong leadership capabilities and creativity demonstrated during his 26 years of service to Commonwealth of the Bahamas, including the last 12 years as the Director General of Tourism in the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism,” said Pamela C. Richards, commissioner of tourism for the U.S. Virgin Islands and chairman of CTO.

Vanderpool-Wallace was appointed to the position of Director-General Bahamas Ministry of Tourism in 1993. Prior to that he had been involved in the tourism industry for more than 15 years, holding senior management positions in both the private and public sectors.

Born in Nassau, Bahamas, Vanderpool-Wallace graduated from Harvard University and then worked for the Ministry of Education and Culture from 1975-77. Joining the Ministry of Tourism’s marketing department, he rose to the position of Deputy General Manager Marketing from 1979-82. In 1982, Vanderpool-Wallace joined the staff of Resorts International (Bahamas) Ltd where he held various managerial positions including Senior Vice President/Office of the President.

In addition to his ministry’s responsibilities, Vanderpool-Wallace serves as Chairman of the National Tourism Advisory Board, Director of the Central Bank of The Bahamas and Director of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce.