Bermudians Hired In New York Tourism Office

February 15, 2018 | 4 Comments

The Bermuda Tourism Authority announced three new Bermudian hires, added to the sales and marketing team in New York City.

“Bermudian Lindsay Butterfield is the new executive assistant/office manager in New York, replacing a Bermudian team member who moved to the Bermuda office to fill a vacancy there,” the BTA said.

“Bermudian Shanaye Smith has taken over as front line ambassador in New York, replacing a Bermudian team member who was promoted within the organisation.

“Bermudian Ciara Eve was hired as marketing production manager in New York, replacing a non-Bermudian team member who moved on to new career opportunities.

“Ms Butterfield has 11 years of hospitality and customer service experience, of which six of those years are within a managerial capacity. Her seasoned business mind set and knowledge, combined with her self-confidence and passion for tourism, drives guest satisfaction, which will be relevant in her new position.”

“I am honoured to be a part of such a forward thinking group of individuals. Great things are happening at the BTA and I am delighted to join the team,” she said.

Ms Butterfield holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from Ryerson University and has previously managed the Fairmont Gold Lounge at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.

Meantime, Shanaye Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Media from Middlesex University and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications from University of Westminster in London.

She will be responsible for providing warm and engaging service to promote the Bermuda brand through positive customer service interaction and social media, as well as general office responsibilities.

“I have always wanted to work for the Bermuda Tourism Authority and I am excited for this new opportunity,” Ms Smith said. “I look forward to representing the Bermuda brand from New York, doing my part to help shine a light on our amazing country in an effort to showcase it to the world.”

Ciara Eve comes to the Bermuda Tourism Authority from an exciting opportunity with the America’s Cup. She was branding coordinator for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda and now will be marketing production manager for the BTA.

Ms Eve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Design for Visual Communication from the University Centre Croydon in the United Kingdom.

“I am grateful to be able to assist my country as an employee of the Bermuda Tourism Authority,” Ms Eve said. “After a revitalised career path and investing in academic growth, I am blessed to be a part of some wonderful initiatives. I am proof positive that through hard work, support and shared belief, the sky is the limit. ”

Ms Eve begins with the Bermuda Tourism Authority next month. Meantime, Ms Smith and Ms Butterfield have already begun in their new roles.

“All of us at the BTA are committed to creating jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for Bermudians in a resurgent tourism industry,” said Chief Executive Kevin Dallas.

“As we continue that mission we are delighted to be able to provide the opportunity for these three talented, young Bermudians to gain valuable international experience that will grow their skills and further their careers.

“They went through a thorough and competitive recruitment process and we are so proud to have them on our performance-driven team.”

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  1. Jeremy deacon says:

    Well done!

  2. aceboy says:

    Very strange and bizarre. I guess the BTA is really run from NYC.

    • Kevin Dallas says:

      Aceboy -

      Slightly more than half of the BTA team are in Bermuda and the rest, predominantly Sales and Marketing, are in NYC (where they are close to our agency partners, and physically present in our largest source market).

      There are several more roles in Bermuda and NYC where we are mid-way through the hiring process. Stay tuned for an announcement on those outcomes soon.

      Kevin

  3. Tomas says:

    Why didn’t BTA name those staff members who were promoted or moved as part of this reorganization. The deadline for the positions was a week ago and two are already working in NYC, how? What about names of those who were hired for Hamilton office?

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