The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 27th, 2015 commencing at 5:00pm. Nominations to serve on the Board of Directors and Proxy Form submissions will be accepted until Friday March 13th, 2015.
Nominations should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a short biography together with a photograph.
Nominations received to date:
Scott is an experienced executive with over 25 years entrepreneurial experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, marketing and environmental services. In 2010 he served on the Board of the Sandyport Homeowners Association as one of the Directors responsible for facilitating the transition of the Association from the developer to the homeowners. Scott, 51, has been married to Margo for 14 years and together they have twin boys aged 8 .
Franchise operator for Super Green Solutions – December 2014 – Present
SuperGreen Solutions leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions.
Owner at Sun-Tee – June 1991 – Present
Principal owner of promotional products and branded wearables manufacturer. Strategic development, including business planning & sales/marketing strategy. Responsible for defining and delivering on the company’s vision. Assisting key clients with their marketing needs with a consultancy led approach to selling. Developing new products and markets including online.
Manager at Ocean Properties Ltd – Pirates Cove Paradise Island – 1989 – 1991
Resort Operations Manager. Handled daily Operations , guest interactions , employee relations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department. Increased F&B revenue by 36% via implementing cost controls, also Room revenue increase by 15%.
Hotel & Resort Operations Manager. at Ocean Properties Ltd – 1988 – 1989
Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for daily operations through out the many hotels owned and operated By Ocean Properties.. Increasing profitability and service levels within each Hotel/property and departments within each property such as Food and Beverage , Front Desk housekeeping etc.
Asst Gm Park Regency Hotel park Ave New York City – 1987-1988
(5 star 5 diamond star Hotel on Park Ave.)
Duties were all front house operations. The caliber of guest staying at the hotel ranged from Prince/princess to Movie stars, rock stars, politicians and the like. Bottom line regardless of need or want the service was provided. Responsibilities included front desk, concierge, bell man, housekeeping.
General Manager Trainee at Stouffers Hotels and Resorts Westchester New York – 1985 – 1986
Hotel and Resort Trainee operations manager. Acted as interim management for underperforming locations. Responsible for increasing profitability and service levels within the food & beverage department, front desk operations of various hotels.
Edward Gardner has been a resident of Sandyport since 2001 and a Sandyport Homeowners Association Director since 2010. His professional business experience has primarily been involved in the Wines & Spirits industry in the United States and the Bahamas along with a brief period managing a cargo transportation company here in the Bahamas called Crowley Liner Services. Presently he is the Vice President of Retail and Purchasing for Bristol Wines & Spirits. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida State University.
He and his family truly enjoy the Sandyport community. His three children, Alexandra 12, Ted 11 and Emilia 8, attend the Tambearly School and his wife, Paula, is a homemaker. He has been active in the community organizing the shipment of the playground equipment for the original playground free of charge via Crowley Liner Services. He played a role as a committee member on the original Sandyport Homeowners Association board by assisting management with the purchasing and logistics of the materials to landscape the entrance of Sandyport at a considerable cost savings. Appointed to the Sandyport Homeowners Board since 2010, he has been active in assisting management and attends all Directors meetings. He is also a supporter and contributor to the Sandyport Social Committee that organized the October Social and the 1st Annual Sandyport Christmas Tree Lighting Party benefitting Sandyport Children and fundraiser for charity. Along with his involvement in all of these activities he is also a Junior Baseball League of Nassau little league coach and has coached many Sandyport children over the past 6 years. Sandyport continues to be a great location to live and raise a family. Edward is committed to improving the Sandyport community and our investments as homeowners.
Born: Nassau September 26 1952
Married to: Betty A. Roberts 39 years
Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry
Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012
Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009
Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Treasurer since December 2012.
ROBERT “SANDY” SANDS
Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.
In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.
Mr. Sands, 60, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home; Member, Vice Chairman and Director of AML Foods Ltd. and Director of Providence Advisors Ltd.; He also held previous Board Directorships with the Bahamas International Security Exchange (BISX), Bahamasair Director of National Insurance Board Director of Paradise Fisheries and The Bank of The Bahamas.
He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.
Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.