Past BTB Director Tracy Panton appointed CEO of Ministry of Tourism
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Mrs. Tracy Panton has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Mrs. Panton was a prominent figure in the Tourism Industry prior to this appointment having spent 12 years as the Director of the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) up until 2009. Now, three years later, she is back, taking the reins as the CEO in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
In speaking of her appointment, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Manuel Heredia Jr commented, “Tracy has a wealth of experience in the industry. I personally had an extremely good relationship with Tracy when she was my director. I for one did not want her to resign but you know, I have a board and I respect my board and when they decided to release her, well I had to do so. However, the opportunity is here now once more. We have a new CEO and a new energetic chairman Antonio Lizarraga who also knows the industry very well. He and Tracy have worked together for quite a while. Tracy and I had worked together. So a combination of three persons that have been there before, that knows the industry very well, I am sure that you will see many great things happening at BTB and in the Tourism Industry.”
Panton took office as the CEO of the Ministry on Monday April 23rd.