Vice Presidents

1st VP; Omar Robinson - GM Round Hill

Omar Robinson is currently the General Manager of the Round Hill Hotel and Villas, located in Hopewell, Hanover, Jamaica. His experience in the industry spans a total of 24 years.

He began his career as an Entertainment Coordinator at Sandals Resorts and after completing management training, was quickly promoted to several managerial positions including Resident Manager.

Omar displays his leadership style everyday by being very hands-on and involved in all aspects of his team’s activities.

Omar attended the Nova Southeastern and Southern New Hampshire Universities, where he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Management, majoring in Hospitality Management and a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership respectively.

He presently holds the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. In 2008, he was awarded a joint scholarship from the Caribbean Hotel & Tourist Association (CHTA) and Round Hill Hotel to attend the General Manager’s Program at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

He also has a Master Certificate in the Essentials of Hospitality Management from Cornell University. In 2012, he was awarded the Hotelier of the Year by the JHTA.

Omar continues to be involved in tourism industry and local community. He serves as the Chairman of the JHTA, Montego Bay Chapter and the 2nd Vice President for the national Association.

He is also on the Fundraising Committee of the Jamaica Aids Support for Life, Montego Bay Chapter, an Advisory Board Member of the Western Division of the Salvation Army, a board member of the Northwest TVET Institute/Kenilworth HEART Management Advisory Committee and an Honorary Member of the Hanover Development Area Committee.

To share his knowledge and experience, Omar lectures part-time in tourism related courses at the Western Hospitality Institute and leadership/ management courses at the University College of the Caribbean (Montego Bay Campus).

Omar enjoys travelling to foreign countries, going to the gym and socializing.

2nd VP; Adam Stewart - CEO Sandals

33-year old Adam Stewart is the dynamic Chief Executive Officer of the world-leading resort company, Sandals Resorts International.

Born in the same year that his father, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart purchased his first hotel and launched the Sandals Resorts chain, Adam Stewart was raised in Jamaica and began his hospitality career at just eight years old filling envelopes in the company’s mail room. Stewart later graduated from Florida International University in Miami before undertaking a fast track immersion through the company.

In the eight years of Stewart’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Sandals has enjoyed a period of growth, innovation and development helping to transform the all-inclusive concept to Luxury Included® resorts that offer guests new levels of exclusivity.

During that period, the Caribbean company has gone from strength to strength witnessing developments such as the addition of the Italian and Key West Villages at the company’s flagship Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, the company’s first resort in Grenada, Sandals LaSource Grenada and the launch of Discovery Dining, a new concept designed to revolutionize resort dining.

Far from the beaten track and with his passion for sharing the Caribbean with others as his inspiration, Stewart launched the Caribbean’s award-winning premier luxury tour company, Island Routes Caribbean Adventures, offering countless unique island experiences throughout the region.

However, despite the global success of the Sandals brand, Stewart remains a proud Jamaican and citizen of the Caribbean dedicating much of his time to elevate the region he calls home.

In 2009, Stewart founded the Sandals Foundation with the aim of uniting the region under one common goal: to lift its people through education and protect its delicate ecosystem. The Sandals Foundation aims to harness the resources, talents, partnerships and awareness behind the Sandals Resorts brand to tackle a myriad of issues affecting the Caribbean.

A staunch advocate of education, Stewart and his team established an internationally-accredited private sector educational institute, Sandals Corporate University, an institution that pushes the boundaries of distance learning and drive new standards of service in the Caribbean.

Adam and his wife Jill are proud parents to son Aston and daughters Sloane and Camden.

3rd VP, Marilyn Burrows - Dolphin Cove

Marilyn Jeanne Burrowes (Beckwith), Director of Marketing for Dolphin Cove Limited and Prospect Outback Adventures, has responsibility for all advertising and public relations matters to do with the marine parks operated by it and its subsidiary.

She has oversight of merchandising at the marine park gift shops.

Mrs. Burrowes is responsible for the company's community affairs initiatives and its sponsorship of the Steer Town Basic School.

She served as President of the Attractions of Jamaica Limited (AJAL) for four years. She has served eight years on the Board of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) and was the chairperson of the Attractions Development sub-committee. She is also a member of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce and is the Vice President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.

Mrs. Burrowes was appointed as a Justice of the Peace for the parish of St. Ann in 2013. This appointment is a testament to the work she has done and continues to do with the community.

4th VP, Vana Taylor

Ms. Vana Taylor has worked in the Tourism Industry for many years and has held several management positions.

In 1983 she started her first company, Sunflower Villas which she still operates to date and also manages and operates Fisherman’s Point and Skycastles in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.

She has been a Council Member of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association for several years and Area Chairman for the Ocho Rios/Runaway Bay Chapter. She has been serving as the 4th Vice President of the Association for the past four years and has also served as Vice Chairman of the Allied and Small Accommodation Sector.

Ms. Taylor has a wealth of experience in the Hospitality Industry and has served as the Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Villas Apartments since 1989. This Association has been representing the Tourism sector for over forty five years.

Over the years at various times she has been a member of several boards and has chaired several committees. She is presently a member of the Jamaica Tourist Board Marketing Sub-Committee, a board member of the Tourism Product Development Company and chair of the Product Quality/Tourism Training Sub-Committee, a board member of the St. Ann Chamber of Commerce, the St. Ann Development Company and chair of the Marketing Committee.

She is also a member of the Cardiff Hotel & Spa/Heart College of Hospitality Management Advisory Committee. Ms. Taylor is a devoted Catholic and Lay Leader, a Justice of the Peace and has received a Badge of Honour from the Government in 2001 for her services to the Community and Tourism.