Saint Lucia Tourist Board fills critical positions

ST. LUCIA – With the increasing pressures to safeguard the tourism industry in order to sustain the national economy, the need for well trained and capable human resources in tourism is even more compelling.

Within this context, the St. Lucia Tourist Board announced yesterday, the appointment of two officers to fill two important positions, that of Management Information Systems (MIS) Officer and Head of Special Events Management.

The Head of Special Events Management Lavaughn Francis, a St. Lucian national with a Master of Science degree in Project Management from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Baruch College of the City University of New York, brings to the Board her recent experience with ICC Cricket World Cup working directly with CEO Chris Dehring. Her role entailed developing departmental project plans and monitoring their adherence to the tournament contract. She also coordinated the sponsor leveraging programme for the event and conceptualized, planned and developed strategic implementation and roll-out plans for several of the entertainment zones at the various stadia.

Francis has also worked as the Project Manager Information Technology for Mayberry Investments in Jamaica.

As head of the Special Events department Francis will take responsibility for the development, planning, coordination and implementation a all the Board’s calendar of special events.

The second appointment is that of Mr. Crispin Blasse who, as the MIS Officer, is responsible for the design, implementation and management of the information technology systems including the acquisition of appropriate hardware and software to meet the information processing and telecommunication needs of the Board.

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