Joe Boschulte, a United States Virgin Islands businessperson and tourism specialist, has been nominated as commissioner for the department of tourism.
Virgin Islands governor Albert Bryan appointed Boschulte to lead the territory’s major economic driver.
Boschulte brings to the tourism department vast experience in business and in government as well as a track record of improving organisational performance and growth.
He formerly served as president and chief executive of the West Indian Company, where he led the completion of major capital projects.
“I look forward to building on the important work I have been engaged with across the cruise sector in the Virgin Islands,” said Boschulte.
He added he anticipated providing strong leadership to a team of tourism professionals charged with promoting the destination and ensuring the territory delivers on its brand promise.
Governor Bryan highlighted Boschulte’s deep knowledge of the cruise industry and broad understanding of the Virgin Islands economy, which he said will help to consolidate the territory’s messaging in the marketplace.
“We look forward to great things from Boschulte and we are glad that he is offering his public service to the department of tourism.”
The commissioner designee will appear before the Virgin Islands legislature in the coming weeks for confirmation hearings.