Meet the 2016 St. Croix Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Edgar Bengoa
Edgar BengoaVice President
Moved to the Virgin Islands with his parents in 1972 at the age of 5. He graduated from St. Peter and Paul in St. Thomas in 1985. He attended DeVry Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineer in 1988. He Worked for Gentry Associates as a Field Service Engineer and was promoted to senior Engineer in 1991.
Gechani Martinez
Gechani Martinez
Biography coming soon.
Kim Mccollum
Kim MccollumPresident
Originally from upstate South Carolina. Kim is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While with Schneider Electric, Kim began working in the Caribbean in 1998. Kim relocated to St. Croix in 2006 to work at Quality Electric Supply, where she became General Manager in 2007 and, later, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Kim was instrumental in elevating QES to the position of being recognized and accepted as much more than a simple supply store selling light bulbs and ceiling fans.
Joel Lee
Joel Lee
Biography coming soon.
O’Neil Canton
O’Neil Canton
O’Neil Canton is a 1983 graduate of the St. Croix Central High School where he was actively involved in student government and the school’s music program. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fl., where he majored in general business with concentrations in Management, Business Law and Information Systems. In 1987 he graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Business Administration and in 1998 he received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands.
John Lewis
John Lewis
Biography coming soon.
Bill Bass
Bill Bass
After more than 20 years with Human Services, Bill took early retirement to focus exclusively on his profession as a musician. He was honored by the 15th Legislature for his continuing contributions in the advancement of steel pan music and his work with the youth of St. Croix. He continues to be one of the best known steel pan musicians in the region.
Diane Butler
Diane Butler
Diane Butler moved to St Croix over 25 yrs ago and started her first business as a photographer a year later. As a professional photographer she has photographed many famous visitors to the island including Michael Jackson. She is a corporate photographer, photographing houses, hotels, weddings and a yearly St Croix calendar.  Diane is a past Chamber board member, past Secretary, VP and past Chamber President.
Cassandra Dunn
Cassandra Dunn
Cassandra Dunn is a long-time resident and member of the St. Croix community, bringing an extensive background and experience in public relations, communications/information, corporate communications, customer service, organizational management, human resources, strategic planning, community outreach and counseling. Her work history with both Water and Power Authority and the University of the Virgin Islands, has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and familiarity of not only St. Croix but all of the USVI. From the public community to the Government arena, she has contributed to numerous and varied subjects and matters of concern.
Patricia Worede
Patricia Worede
Patricia Worede worked at ScotiaBank as a Commercial Account Manager for 11 1/2 years and most recently has been working at FirstBank in the Commercial Department for the past 10 years. She is the Commercial Relationship Manager at the Orange Grove Branch. She participates as a Junior Achievement volunteer at Central High School which teaches high school students the correlation between education and personal income levels, as well as, personal finances. Her job as a commercial lender has provided her the privilege and opportunity to meet and work with many of St. Croix’s businesses.