Firstly, I’d like to thank Mrs. Berkeley for stepping into such a crucial role as Acting CEO during a most difficult time in our ailing tourism industry. It is clear the BTA Board stands behind her efforts and to that I say congratulations.
It’s indeed historic that she has become the first female CEO during Women’s History Month.
I personally have seen her fight for the autonomy of the BTA and speak frankly to things like the TA form and fee and its adverse effects on our tourism product. There is much to do, and Mrs. Berkeley knows this. Let’s get on with the work needed to save this industry.