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BahaMar Announces Cultural Advisors

In advance of its 2014 opening, Baha Mar has announced an initiative to transform the Bahamian workplace by launching an advisory council of noted local and international experts to create a work environment that respects local culture and deep-rooted, traditional values of Bahamian society.

The advisory council includes authorities on cultural development including educator Arlene Ferguson Nash; renowned futurist Watts Wacker; Bahamian businessman Dioniso D’Aguilar; and principal of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI), Lawson Clarke.

“We invest in people who are willing to invest in themselves, and the advisory council is a key part of the ongoing development of our team,” said Chief Operating Officer at Baha Mar Paul Pusateri.

“Making Baha Mar the best place to work means more than just doing what we say we will do – it’s about getting it right. By respecting Bahamian culture, we will help our team to offer a state-of-the-art, authentic Bahamian experience to every guest at Baha Mar.”

The council includes a diverse internal team including Willamae Clarke, Office Service Specialist; Clarence Albury, Procurement Specialist; Viana Gardiner, Government Affairs and Compliance Counsel; and Luis Fernandes, Managing Director of Rosewood at Baha Mar.

The council will provide input on creating effective training initiatives, meaningful employee perks and a nurturing workplace culture at the resort.

Last week, the new council hosted an internal Lunch and Learn session, with Mr.Wacker leading a discussion on building great cultures and preparing for the future.

Time Magazine “Person of the Year”, Wacker is known as a catalyst for corporate cultural transformation and is considered “one of the most celebrated and influential minds in modern business”, consulting for top companies such as Nike, Chrysler, and Bank of America.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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