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Valery Brown-AlceDeputy Director General of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

Valery Brown-Alce is a veteran in the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism with more than 30 years of experience working in various leadership capacities in the Bahamas Tourist Offices overseas. She has been at the helm of the Sales & Market-ing area in key markets in the United States having worked in Florida, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles and New York.

As an Executive Director, Mrs. Brown-Alce has successfully led the Global Sales teams in the United States, Canada and Europe executing Strategic Sales plans, Partnership programs with leading travel distribution companies towards achieving the goals of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

In her previous role as a Sr. Director, Mrs. Brown-Alce has also worked in an Executive leadership role at the Bahama Out Islands Promotion Board to lend her expertise in Global Sales and Marketing focused on promotions in the United States, Canada and Europe. With an educational background in marketing, graduate studies in education and an executive career development internship at Irma Mann Strategic Marketing Agency in Boston, she brings a wealth of knowledge and transformative leadership to her new position at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. Known for her team building and leadership abilities, she is a former recipient of the Platinum award for Women in Leadership at the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

She has garnered several awards & recognition for contributions over her career in the international travel and tourism industry for her contributions to Women in Travel Organization, local CTO chapters and local ASTA chapters in several markets. Mrs. Brown-Alce is based in the Bahamas Tourist Office in New York where she has oversight of the Global Sales Department.

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Dr. Kenneth RomerDeputy Director General of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

Dr. R. Kenneth Romer is a proud Bahamian Nation Builder. Over the past 25 years, he has served in key senior level executive roles in both the Private and Public Sectors throughout The Bahamas, UK, Europe, USA and The Carib- bean that represents the Education, Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality, and Corporate and Civic Communities.

He holds a Doctorate Degree with specializations in Leadership and Organizational Management as well as academic and professional credentials from Harvard University, University of The Bahamas, University of The West Indies, Cornell University, James Madison University, Florida Atlantic University, The University of Maryland, University of Queensland Australia and New Covenant University, among others. He holds specialized certifications in both Contract and Aviation Laws; FAA Private Pilot; Human Resources Management; Executive Leadership; Educational Leadership; Tourism, Hospitality and Travel Management; Creating Innovative Business Models, and Infrastructural PPPs among others.

A Certified Behavioral Analyst, he is a member of The International Institute of Certified Professional Managers, Society of Human Resource Managers, Joint Board of Teacher Education-UWI, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Global United Governing Council, The American Association of Airport Executives and The Bahamas Tourism Readiness and Recovery Committee. The recipient of numerous leadership awards, he continues to serve his country through many civic, community and statutory appointments.

A Sr. Associate Pastor at Mount Tabor Church and a John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Speaker, he most recently served as an Executive Director with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation with responsibility for Airlift, Cruise, Yachting, Quality Assurance & Brand Management, Research and Statistics, Sites and Facilities and Visitors Safety, Guest Services and Special Projects.

He is married to Crystal and has two children; Kenedee and Harper.

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