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Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association Committee Chairs
PRHTA committees are composed of hard-working volunteers. They are the backbone of our organization and the means by which our goals can be accomplished. We encourage members to participate and support them.

Allied Committee

Forum for the discussion of issues of particular importance to Allied members. Presents recommendations and suggestions to the Association based on its broad expertise and experience.
Chair:  Carmen Portela, Synapse Social Media

Association Governance Committee
Oversees issues and procedures related to the governance of the Association.
Chair: Noel Vera, Luxury Resorts

Casino Committee
Deals with all aspects and common issues of casino operations and legislation. Responsible for the development of casino personnel training.
Chair:  CPA Ismael Vega, Casino Metro @ Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel

Conservation Committee
Seeks ways to solve important issues affecting the tourism industry in environmental awareness, the control of stray animals and more, in coordination with other groups and organizations.
Chair: Eddie Ramirez, Casa Sol Bed & Breakfast

Human Resources and Education Committee

Works with members’ human resources representatives in issues such as salaries, benefits and the latest labor law legislation. Creates programs to improve professionalism of the tourism work force, particularly through the organization of seminars and through its relationship with educational institutions.
Chair: Kenneth Fernández, San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Executive Committee
Ismael Vega CPA, Casino Metro @ Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel;  Aida Ramírez, CPA, Kevane Grant Thornton;  Miguel Vega, HI Properties;  Noel Vera Ramírez , Luxury Resorts and Clarisa Jiménez, Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association

Government Affairs Committee

Keeps abreast of legislation affecting the tourism industry. Develops and recommends legislation of benefit to the common interest.
Chair: Miguel Vega, HI Development


Marketing Committee
Forum for the discussion and implementation of action aimed at improving our ability to market Puerto Rico as a visitor destination and to increase wholesalers' room nights production.
Chair:  Letty Rivero, Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel

Restaurant Committee
Medium for restaurant members to explore those issues that can help them be more effective and profitable in their businesses.
Chair: Raúl Correa, The San Juan Water & Beach Club

Security Committee
 
Maintains direct communication with the police force in the tourism areas and otherstate and federal agencies.  Looks after the strengthening of the security to our visitors by means of monthly meetings to discuss special situations and alleviate potential problems.

Chair:  Carlos Martínez, CM Hotel Security Consultant

Transportation Committee

Keeps up-to-date on situations affecting ground transportation. Recommends policies and procedures for the continuous improvement of this sector.
Chair: TBA
Porta Caribe / Porta del Sol Region

Holds regular meetings to discuss the needs and issues of the Porta Caribe region and its members.
Chair: Tomás Ramirez, Combate Beach Resort
 
Vieques and Culebra Region

Gathers to discuss issues concerning this region and to monitor their development as it relates to tourism and hospitality.
Chair: Bob Gevinski, Hix Island House