The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the election of Diane Butler as Chair, and Ryan Nelthropp as Vice Chair of the Chamber Board. Special elections were required when former president Edgar Bengoa resigned last month to pursue political office. The new officers will serve in their positions until January 2019.
Butler, most recently the Chamber’s Vice Chair, is a well-known local photographer who publishes St. Croix Explorer Map, an annual tourist guide of the island. Nelthropp, a sales executive at Marshall and Sterling Insurance Company also chairs the Chamber’s events committee.
Butler announced that the Chamber has contracted a development coordinator to lend support to its membership programs, assist in organizational strategy, and to facilitate the Chamber’s community outreach initiatives. Brad Nugent, Owner and Creative Director of BAN Designs, has also held positions in the public sector as spokesperson and communications director for the Virgin Islands Legislature and as a former V.I. assistant commissioner of tourism