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Abaco and Grand Bahama are very popular boating destinations. Deemed the boating capital of the world. Post the infamous Hurricane Dorian, boaters have consistently asked the question "how are Abaco and Grand Bahama doing...are they open for business?" . The belief is that the seminar will attract a lot of persons who either frequent visits to Abaco and Grand Bahama in the past, or would want to visit. We would be able to accurately update on the status of Abaco and Grand bahama and proudly announce their rebuilding.
About Brent S. S. Ingraham & Carmel Churchill:
A veteran hotelier and expert sales and marketing executive, Brent has worked in Senior Management positions throughout the Hotel industry in the Bahamas. Brent previously held positions as Vice President of Resort Sales and Business Development, Old Bahama Bay Resort at Ginn Sur Mer; Director of Sales and Marketing, Bahamas Princess Resort and Casino; General Manager, Holiday Inn Junkanoo Beach Hotel; Director of Catering and Conventions, Westin and Sheraton Our Lucaya Resort; General Manager, Creative Service Destination Management Company and currently holds the position of Director of Sales & Marketing, Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina. Brent is a graduate of Hampton University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and the University of Miami where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree.
Carmel is co-owner of DonCar Hospitality Management Services, a management company specializing in destination sales and marketing services, including vacation rentals, attractions, hotels, hospitality consulting services, turn arounds for distressed businesses, hotel sales and real estate. Carmel served as the Director of Marketing Services for The Grand Bahama Island Tourism/Promotion Board from 2014 – 2018 and is currently serving as the Marketing Consultant for the organization. During her time at the Board she served as Chairperson of the Marketing Committee and has more than 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Carmel has a Masters Degree in Hospitality and Tourism as well as a number of Management certifications from Howard University and James Madison University. Carmel’s extraordinary wealth of knowledge of Grand Bahama Island helps visitors understand the overall Grand Bahama landscape, particularly where to go and places to see, and how to navigate the local culture. Carmel is married to Donald Churchill of Ontario Canada and they are the proud parents of one 26-year-old son, Kenroy Alexander.
This special event is free with your admission to FLIBS.