Frank has 40 years+ of experience in tourism and economic development, organization management, government affairs, project management, workforce development, research, and in providing business and investor support on a range of tourism initiatives in The Bahamas, the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.
Until January, 2021 he held the position of CEO and Director General for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA). With CHTA he led the private sector’s regional efforts on marketing, advocacy, tourism development, crisis readiness and response. Presently he serves as a part time Special Advisor to CHTA and provides support services to the industry and governments in the region.
Previously, Frank served as Executive Vice President for the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association, a position he held for more than 10 years. He has held executive positions with the Nassau Tourism & Development Board, the National Alliance of Business in Washington DC. and earlier with the St. Croix and St. Thomas-St. John Chambers of Commerce.
Regionally, he was President of the Caribbean Society of Hotel Association Executives and a long-serving member of the Board of Directors for CHTA.
Frank has a deep interest in human resource development for the hospitality industry, having developed and pioneered a number of education and training programs which helped to transform education programs in The Bahamas. This work was recognized by the International Society of Hotel Association Executives in 2012 with its top global distinction.
Frank was Deputy Chairman of the Nassau Airport Development Company where he helped to guide a $410 million investment in upgrading the airport. He served on the Board for the International Downtown Association and is a Lifetime Director for the Downtown Nassau Partnership, an organization which he founded in 2008. He has been a key player in the city of Nassau’s revitalization since 1998.
A strong proponent of collaboration and partnerships, his life’s work has included building numerous collaborations within industry, with academia, and with Governments and multi-lateral organizations.
Frank is an island collector with an avid love for the Caribbean, its beauty, people, diversity, history and culture. He has travelled to 28 Caribbean destinations, most on multiple occasions, plus 15 major islands in The Bahamas, and numerous other island destinations around the globe.