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BFSB announces ‘Excellence Award’ nominees

Published: Oct 29, 2013

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The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) has announced that the Nominations Committee for this year’s Excellence Awards has released the names of all nominees submitted to the Blue Ribbon Panel.

The annual awards program is designed to pay tribute to “people power” – a critical asset of The Bahamas’ financial services industry, according to the BFSB.

In a release issued yesterday, the BFSB stated that human resource development is of primary significance to sustaining growth of the financial services sector and the institution “firmly believes that capacity building to meet the myriad challenges and opportunities that confront us in today’s globally competitive environment is key to success.”

This year’s Gala Awards Dinner is scheduled to be held at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort on November 1.

Members are encouraged to come out and support these “Stars of our Industry” as they are recognized by their peers.

Ryan Pinder, Minister of Financial Services, also will present the “Minister’s Award” for excellence in Financial Services. That recipient will be kept confidential for first announcement at the Awards Dinner. Nominees in each category are as follows:

Achiever of the Year

Bronishka A. Black, Senior Associate, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Ltd.

Chanti P. Brown, Human Resources Officer, Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Jeannette Jean, Private Banking Administrator, Societe Generale Private Banking.

Kasynthi Bodie, Financial Officer, Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.

Katrina M. Pinder, Sr. Operations Officer, Commonwealth Bank Limited.

Lavanda M. Dean, Payments & Cash Specialist, UBS (Bahamas) Limited.

Marvin A. Dean, Dip CII, Account Executive, J.S. Johnson & Company Ltd.

Taran S. Mackey, Trust Administrator, International Protector Group Ltd.

Professional of the Year

Anita Bain, CPA, CA, TEP, Immediate Past Chairperson, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Denise D. Turnquest, Senior Vice President-Credit Risk, Commonwealth Bank Ltd.

Elvira Lowe, TEP, Director, Americas Team Head, UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd.

Felicia S. Mott-Smith, Head of Private Banking/Trust, Societe Generale Private Banking.

Kim D. Thompson, VP Human Resource/Company Director, Equity Trust Bahamas.

Nikia Woodside, TEP, Asst. VP/Team Leader Trust Administration, Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited.

Rochelle M. Rolle, CPA, Director, Head of Compliance, Julius Baer Bank & Trust.

Ronique T. Tinker, Risk & Compliance Manager, CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank (Bah) Ltd.

Sharon Colebrook, TEP, CAMS, Sr. Manager Process Optimization, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Ltd.

Sherry M. Brown, Claims Supervisor, J.S. Johnson & Co.

Terrence S. Carey, Sr. Manager-Corporate Credit-Grand Bahama & Family Islands, Bank of the Bahamas.

Mentor of the Year

Jamison J. Davis, Manager-Collections, Bank of The Bahamas

Katherine Y. Hamilton, Acting Manager-Training, Commonwealth Bank Limited.

Executive of the Year

Cassandra Nottage, Bank Supervision Manager, Central Bank of The Bahamas.

Jasmine Y. Davis, CPA, CA, President, Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

John K.F. Delaney QC, Senior Partner, Delaney Partners.

Robert A.F. Bartlett, Senior Manager, Customer Service, J.S. Johnson & Company.

W. Larry Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Bahamas Realty Ltd.

In addition, a separate Industry Panel has released the names of the Student of the Year nominees:

Student of the Year

Dominique E. Rolle – BBA Accounting.

Jasmine L. Williams – BBA Banking and Finance (with Spanish).

Jonelle A. Fox – BBA Management.

Myah D. Moss – BBA Accounting.

Raquel L. Fowler – BBA CIS/Applications Programming.

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