Donnie Dawson – Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales USA

Donnie Dawson – Deputy Director, Sales USA

Mr. Donald (Donnie) Dawson is the Deputy Director of Tourism, Sales/USA and Latin America for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB). Mr. Dawson has more than 30 years of experience with the JTB and was appointed to the position in October 2003. Mr. Dawson began his career at the offices of the national airline, Air Jamaica. In 1975, Mr. Dawson joined the JTB at its Kingston’s headquarters as a Sales Representative; he was transferred to the Florida office in 1977. In 1979, he was appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for the Jamaica Resort Hotels with responsibility for the Western United States. He rejoined the Jamaica Tourist Board in California in 1982 where he was given the mandate to expand what was then a satellite office to a full-service region with staff covering thirteen states. An avid golfer, Mr. Dawson has been instrumental in organizing several golf events for Jamaica including the annual Jamaica Air Carriers Invitational (JACI) and the Travel & Leisure Golf Invitational