SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (October 20, 2013) – Puerto Rican tourism expert Terestella González Denton has been recognized as an outstanding Caribbean leader by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).
CMEx president Bevan Springer said González Denton had revolutionized tourism by highlighting the value of people and their cultures when strengthening the Caribbean tourism product.
González Denton adds the 2013 Caribbean Media Exchange Leadership Award to the list of accolades she has amassed in her impactful service to the US Territory and the wider Caribbean region.
Organizers of the CMEx fundraiser, set for The 40/40 Club in New York City on Sunday, December 8, 2013, announced that González Denton will be among a select group of honorees being recognized for their commitment to sustainable tourism development and the promotion of the Caribbean region.
A diligent, strong-minded, hands-on, and dependable professional, with a strong academic background and comprehensive work experience, González Denton, currently president of the Caribbean Round consulting firm, served with distinction as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company from 2005 to 2008, and continues to positively impact the region’s bread and butter industry.
“Terestella González Denton has always played an unselfish role helping to bring the region together in spite of its language barriers,” said Springer.
“Her work with the media, local communities and young people is inspiring and we are honored she will be in New York to receive the award,” he added.
González Denton, a professor at the Management Department of the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico, was named by Travel Weekly as “Top 33 Most Influential Executives In The International Travel And Tourism Industry” in 2007. Caribbean Business and Vocero named her Person of the Year and Woman of the Year respectively that same year.
Springer announced CMEx will use its New York fundraiser to help stage its 21st event in the Caribbean in 2014.
To purchase tickets for the Awards, visit http://cmexmedia.org/event-registration.
CMEx’s mission is to support and develop the ability of the media, government, the travel and tourism industry and communities to consider the importance of tourism in sustainable development, while lending a hand to the communities involved by sharing relevant expertise, financial and in-kind assistance.
For further information, visit www.cmexmedia.org.