New President, Executive Body For JCC

The new JCC Executive body (from left) ; Ian Neita, 2nd Vice President; Keith Collister, 3rd Vice President; Melanie Subratie, 4th Vice President; Michael McMorris, 1st Vice President; Lloyd Distant Jr., President; Soan Madden, Asst. Hon. Treasurer; Christopher Jarrett, Hon. Secretary; De-Andra Butler, Hon. Legal Counsel and Wilbert Spence, Hon. Treasurer

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has a new president and executive body.


The new leadership team for the next two years was announced after the Chamber’s annual general meeting (AGM) held on Tuesday, October 23.

The JCC AGM, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St. Andrew elected Lloyd Distant (Jnr) as its President and its new executive body in the shape of Michael McMorris, Ian Neita, Keith Collister and Melanie Subratie as first-through-fourth vice presidents respectively.

Distant will replace outgoing president Larry Watson at the helm of the JCC, while Wilbert Spence was re-elected as honorary treasurer of the organisation.

As the JCC nears an impressive 240th  anniversary in 2019, this newly appointed executive body boasts a noticeable combination of youth and experience.

The JCC AGM also held an election for new directors, eight prominent businessmen and women were nominated for six vacancies – with namely Jaimie Ogilvie, Damion Dodd, Camille Facey, Andre Gooden, Donovan James and Jason Younis getting the nod from member voters.

By: Gavin Riley

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