Team

Bevan Springer

President and CEO

Bevan is an award-winning journalist and seasoned public relations professional. He has worked as the North American correspondent of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and contributed for media houses such as the Caribbean Media Corporation, the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and Saint Lucia’s Radio 100.

Habib Alaidroos

Accountant

Habib Alaidroos, CPA, is a Sole Practitioner Certified Public Accountant from Irvine, California. In 2016 he broadened his service offerings to include a Tax and Business Advisory Practice/Consultancy.
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Greta E. Andzenge

Sales, Strategy and Development

Spending her childhood sailing the islands of the Caribbean Sea inspired and nurtured, in Greta Andzenge, a passion for sustainable tourism development in the Caribbean and Latin American regions. Her wide exposure, varied experiences, and intimate local knowledge, collected over nearly two decades, allowed Greta to share the beauty of the Caribbean and of its people and their aspirations with the world.

Lukkee Chong

Senior Producer, Broadcast, Videography, Post Production

Lukkee Chong is an acclaimed leader of the Caribbean audio-visual community whose work as a producer and director ranges across sports, politics, entertainment, music, cuisine, and serious documentaries.
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Darcel Choy

Public Relations

Darcel Choy is a highly respected media professional with over a decade of experience as a journalist at one of the leading media houses in Trinidad and Tobago. The holder of a BA (Hons) focused in Media and Communications from the University of Greenwich, Darcel is an avid blogger and record collector.

Nicola Cozier

Special Projects

Nicola Cozier brings to Marketplace Excellence years of experience in marketing, sales, business development, business operations and event planning. Her events marketing career in her native St. Lucia included work with the BMW Golf Tournament, Cricket World Cup’s Food & Beverage Division, St. Vincent & The Grenadines Ministry of Tourism Breakfast Conference, and the Atlantic Rally For Cruises (ARC) Sailing event.

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Ron Fanfair

Public Relations

Ron Fanfair is a top communications professional in Canada. He is a freelance writer-photographer and a journalist at heart. His weekly contributions to Share, Canada’s largest weekly ethnic newspaper, allow him to inform, educate and entertain a wide cross-section of readers on community and international events.

Heather Gibbs

Public Relations, Sales and MICE

Heather has been a member of MPE’s public relations staff since its early beginnings and brings a wealth of experience in communications, event planning and project management. She has accompanied members of the media on familiarization trips to the
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Jennifer Hand

Administrative Support

Canadian Jennifer Hand has more than 20 years of experience in office administration. For 10 years she worked at Tam Heather Curling & Tennis Club where she started as a receptionist. Throughout her tenure she assumed greater responsibilities before ultimately securing the position of Assistant Manager.

Kejan Haynes

Communications Advisor

Over the past decade, Kejan Haynes has worked as a journalist in newsrooms in the United States, Spain, Ecuador and his native Trinidad and Tobago. His experience includes writing, producing, video-editing, hosting and anchoring as well as investigative, political and entertainment reporting.

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Margot Jordan

Photography

As a professional photographer, Margot Jordan has captured many historic and cultural events around the world: The U.S. Open (tennis), The Essence Music Festival, Inaugural Celebrations for U.S. President Barack Obama, countless galas and award shows, conventions and conferences.

Lelei LeLaulu

Public Relations

A journalist and communications specialist with wide-ranging experience in The Americas and the Caribbean, Lelei LeLaulu served as a correspondent in Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions for several publications, including the Financial Times of London, TheMiddleEast Magazine and New African.

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H. Peter Mansel

Finance, IT, Operations

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Pete Mansel manages Marketplace Excellence’s, Finance, IT and Operations. During the past decade, Pete has developed numerous business plans for Caribbean entrepreneurs.

Sofija Miteva

Architectural Design

Sofija Miteva is an architect and a professional graphic designer with over 10 years of experience and who specializes in logo designs and branding.

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Alegra Kean-Moorhead

Account Director & Media Relations

Born and raised in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Allegra has more than 20 years of experience in the field of marketing, public relations and hospitality.

Sarah Munn

Copy Editor

Sarah Munn is a Canadian writer and copy editor based in Toronto. She spent her childhood in Micronesia and the Caribbean before heading to Oakville, Ont., to study print journalism at Sheridan College.
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Keisha Nelson

Public Relations

A dynamic public relations specialist, Keisha has more than six years of experience working with some of the most prestigious and renowned destinations, hotels and hospitality brands such as the U.S. Virgin Islands; the Island of Mustique; Peter Island Resort & Spa, BVI; Atlantis, Paradise Island; The Tryall Club, Jamaica; Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts; Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas; The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and Naples, and Montage Hotels & Resorts.

Sajeel Nisar

Digital Services

Sajeel Nisar applies his experience in sociology, anthropology and media to enhance his approaches to communication and marketing and believes in “working smart” by leveraging synergies and relationships to deliver a strong ROI for clients.

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Mauricio Patino

Hospitality and MICE Sales

Mauricio Patino has a breadth and depth of experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, gained over an 18-year career working with small, large, boutique, national and international properties.

Asma Rashid

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Asma Rashid has more than 15 years’ experience in Operations and Executions. After completing her undergraduate studies from the University of Sindh, she started her career as a secondary school teacher in a move to give back to her native Pakistan.

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Asha T. Rodney

Special Advisor

Asha T. Rodney Esq. is an attorney at law with more than 15 years of legal experience in civil practice, contract business law, corporate governance, professional/fiduciary liability, appellate practice, real estate, criminal and family law.

Dr. Basil Springer

Director

Dr. Basil Springer has more than 52 years of Caribbean-based project management experience primarily in the areas of optimization, biometrics, market research, agricultural development, tourism, tourism linkages and enterprise development.He is also a Director of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx), a nonprofit member of his son Bevan’s group of companies.

Dr. Karen Springer

Market Research

Born in the United Kingdom and a native of Barbados, Dr. Springer has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of medicine and public health, including work in both hospital and public health clinical settings.

Abdul Wahid

Multimedia

Born in Karachi, Abdul Wahid is a skilled fine artist with great interest in Computer-Generated Imagery. His family moved to Dubai, U.A.E. where he completed his education in an Indian high school. At a very young age, self-taught and natural, he expressed his skills and passion for fine art, earning himself top ranks in any local art competitions that he participated in. He carried on his devotion for art throughout his academic years which he eventually perfected and turned professional.

Leslie Welch

Business Development

Leslie Welch is valued by organizations because he is a sensitive, well organized and effective human resource management professional with valuable skills honed while leading teams on cross-functional and cross-border HR and business operations, projects and initiatives.

Ian Williams

Editorial

An author, freelance writer and broadcaster, Ian Williams appears in print around the globe, and often on television as well, on politics, business and economics. Born in Liverpool, he graduated from Liverpool University after two years’ suspension for protests against its investments in South Africa.

Cornel Young

Videography

A monthly commuter between New York and Central Florida, Cornel has more than 15 years of professional video and television production experience under his belt. He collaborates with a wide range of clients, from international broadcasters to corporate companies. He has extensive experience as a camera operator, and a rounded understanding of both camera operations and editing.