The Jamaica Tourist Board’s Tourism Director Paul Pennicook has resigned from his role effective Aug. 18, following the end of his three-year term.
Pennicook returned to the Jamaica Tourist Board in July 2014, after serving the board previously in a similar role between 2003 and 2006.
During his tenure, Pennicook “gave much attention to modernizing the operations of the Board and to deepening the partnership with industry players. His strong relationships with industry partners were important to ensuring that the destination remained at the forefront of the travel industry,” read a statement from the JTB.
JTB Chairman John Lynch expressed his appreciation to Pennicook and thanked him for his service and contribution to the JTB and the people of Jamaica, wishing him well in his future endeavors.
The Director of Tourism vacancy has been advertised and a search committee is in place to find a suitable candidate to fill the post. Donnie Dawson, deputy director of tourism - sales, will serve as Acting Tourism Director during the interim.