BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has named a familiar face to the key vacant post of director of CTO USA, with responsibility for marketing the Caribbean throughout the Americas. A Commonwealth of Dominica native, Sylma Brown Bramble has been confirmed to the post effective immediately.
Ms. Brown Bramble, the CTO’s former deputy director responsible for projects and administration, had been acting in the position of director since August 2008 when the then incumbent, Hugh Riley, was promoted to act as secretary general. Mr. Riley has since been appointed to the organization’s top post.
“Sylma Brown Bramble is a prime example of the talent and dedication that has served our organization so well through many transitions. Her skills and professionalism have won the support of our members throughout the region and in the market place,” said the CTO secretary general.
Ms. Brown Bramble joined the CTO in 1976 as a secretary when the organization was still known as the Caribbean Tourism Association. She worked her way up to special projects and administrative roles, becoming the acting director general of the CTA. Upon the formation of the current Caribbean Tourism Organization in 1989, Ms. Brown Bramble continued her rise through the ranks, eventually becoming the deputy director, with responsibility for projects and administration. Over the years she has been at the forefront of organizing major CTO conferences and consumer events and has managed teams of public relations, marketing and travel professionals.
Ms. Brown Bramble holds a degree in business administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York and has won numerous awards during her more than thirty year tenure with the CTO. As the organization’s director for the Americas, she will manage the CTO’s strategic marketing and public relations programmes in the US, Canada and the Caribbean and will work closely with all sectors of the tourism industry to represent the interests of the CTO’s members.
Ms. Brown Bramble will be based in CTO’s New York office, reporting to the organization’s head office in Barbados.