Jamaica Tourist Board names interim director of tourism

The Jamaica Tourist Board tapped Donald "Donnie" DawsonDonald Donnie Dawson as interim director of tourism, effective June 1.

Dawson, who currently serves as deputy director of tourism, sales/USA with more than 30 years of experience at the JTB, will serve in the position until a candidate is named to replace Paul Pennicook, currently director of tourism.

Pennicooks tenure in that post ends May 31, when he will join Air Jamaica as vice president, sales and marketing.

Dawson joined the JTB in 1975 as a sales rep in Kingston, transferred to the JTBs Florida office in 1977 and was named regional sales manager in California in 1982 in charge of 13 states.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].

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