Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Michael Adderley
Michael Adderley

President, GAMA Global-Bahamas

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A graduate of Lambuth College, Jackson, Tennessee where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting.  He also completed Stage II of ACCA certification in accounting at Sheffield City Polytechnic, Sheffield, England.

Michael’s experience includes fifteen years at the National Insurance Board of The Bahamas, as well as nine years at Imperial Life Insurance, where he worked his way up from Sales Representative to Sales Supervisor/Manager then on to Branch Manager.

At Imperial Life, he also received numerous awards as a Sales Manager as well as a Branch Manager and led his team to become the company’s first branch to attain over $750,000 in Life Sales Commissions.

He further served as Head of Sales and Marketing at Colina and Family Guardian Life Insurance Companies, Nassau, Bahamas, responsible for the management of the entire sales thrust and establishing the company’s presence in the financial market segments.

Michael currently serves as Vice-President of Family Guardian’s Financial Services Division, the incoming President of GAMA Bahamas, and chairs this inaugural LAMP Caribbean Conference.

He enjoys reading, traveling, knowledge sharing with others, and spending spare time assisting in various charitable fund-raising events.

Bonnie Godsman
Bonnie Godsman

CEO, GAMA Global

Godsman joined GAMA Global 16 years ago, where she rose through the ranks to become vice president for corporate and business development.

In this role, she oversaw all revenue departments at the association, including Membership, LAMP, Communications and PMG Corporate Relations.

Since her promotion to that position in 2012, GAMA has seen dramatic growth in revenue, membership, membership retention and LAMP attendance.

In June 2014, Godsman took the helm as GAMA’s first, and youngest, female CEO.

Dashwell E. Flowers, MBA, CM, CIAM, CLF, CBP
Dashwell E. Flowers, MBA, CM, CIAM, CLF, CBP

LAMP Caribbean Conference Chair & 1st Vice President, GAMA Global-Bahamas

Dashwell E. Flowers, is the Vice President of Sales & Agency Development at BAF Financial Insurance (Bahamas) Ltd, a role that will maximize his 30+ years of experience in the Insurance industry. He attended COB Northern Campus to attain his CM, he attended American College where attained his CLF designation, in addition he has completed studies and attained the CBP designation. He attained his MBA from the university of Roehampton, located in the United Kingdom, London England.

He has attained several insurance designations including Certificate in Principles of Life & Health Insurance (LOMA), Certified Insurance Agency Management (CIAM), LIMRA Executive Leadership Program (LLIF) and Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF).He is the recipient of several GAMA International Leadership awards. He has held many positions within the industry including Vice President of Sales at Colina, Managing Director of Assured Financial Services, Director of LIMRA Executive Board for the Caribbean (2007-2009) and served on the Board of Directors for the Life Underwriters Association of Grand Bahama in various capacities in the nineties. He has attained the highest award from Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow.

Sandy Morley
Sandy Morley

Managing Director & Group COO, BAF Financial & Insurance (Bahamas) Ltd

Sandy Morley is the Managing Director, BAF Bahamas and Group Chief Operating Officer (COO). As the Group COO, Sandy is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of BAF Global Group of companies. Before being named COO in May 2012, Sandy served as the Group Chief Financial Officer and was previously responsible for all the group’s financial accounting and reporting. Sandy has served in many capacities within the Company while rising through the ranks to his current position.

Prior to joining BAF, and after working extensively as an auditor and accountant, Sandy served for seven years as the Financial Controller at a local domestic bank with direct responsibility for the bank’s financial reporting and controls. He has over twenty years’ experience providing financial services and 14 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

Sandy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is an active member of local and international organizations, including the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Georgia State Board of Accountancy and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also serves on the Board of a number of private and civic organizations and enjoys mentoring young people.

Chris White
Chris White

Co-Founder and Head Coach, System & Soul

As a third-generation entrepreneur, Chris White grew up with a strong sense of vision and drive to build businesses with great impact. In his 25+ years of experience, Chris successfully built four companies but says his journey took a massive turning point when, at 44, he discovered his unique ability as a teacher and business coach. Now, he’s expanded that journey. He’s the co-founder of System & Soul, the only operating framework that combines the system and soul of your business to create breakthrough.

He now passionately pursues radically candid conversations with a relentless drive to mastery (and plenty of fun along the way) as he coaches his clients through the System & Soul Framework. As co-founder and Head Coach, Chris has helped over 140 companies and hundreds of other coaches gain skills that transform their businesses on the path to breakthrough.

Outside of his coaching practice, he founded and hosts the System & Soul podcast, co-founded the EOS® software, Ninety.io, and is a co-author of the Clarity Field Guide.

Chris lives in Orlando, FL with his wonderful wife Darlene.

Mick White
Mick White

Founder, 100 Year Manifesto

Coaching entrepreneurs and consulting with fast growth companies on how to define success, live their purpose, and create a purpose driven company is Mick White’s sweet spot.  He founded the 100 Year Manifesto to help entrepreneurs live better lives.

When it comes to ‘getting it right’ in life and being the spouse, parent, entrepreneur, & community member you’re capable of being – Mick is your Yoda.

With a Who’s Who list of clients, entrepreneurs trust Mick for his critical thinking, tough questions, and authenticity in leading by example.

Through his team & strategic partners, Mick leads conversation with entrepreneurs around strategic growth, business valuation, risk management, & life insurance issues while focusing on the most important matters in life – the good that entrepreneurs are doing in their own homes and communities.

Mick’s industry awards & involvement include qualifying for MDRT, facilitating GAMA’s FLS program, membership in the LoTT Task Force, receiving his CLU®, ChFC®, & CLF® from The American College, & involvement in the State of Minnesota NAIFA community.

If the opportunity to have the greatest impact on the world by being the person your capable of being gets you excited, reach out to Mick & his team at team@100yearmanifesto.com.

Michele Fields
Michele Fields

Superintendent, Insurance Commission of The Bahamas

Mrs. Michele Fields was appointed Superintendent of the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas in January 2012. She was educated in The Bahamas and the United Kingdom, earning a B.A with Honours in Accounting at the University of Exeter, before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London, England. She then returned to Nassau to continue her career in the accounting field, and subsequently in senior management in the life insurance industry.

Mrs. Fields served as President of the Caribbean Association of Insurance Regulators for two consecutive two-year terms from 2014 to 2018, and in 2018 was elected as Secretary to the Executive Council. She represented the Caribbean and offshore region as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors from 2015 to 2019. She is an ex-officio member of the National Health Insurance Authority. She is a Charter Member of The Nassau Chapter of The Links, Inc. and is Vice-President of The Bahamas Girl Guides Association.

Shelly P. Wilson, MBA, ACII
Shelly P. Wilson, MBA, ACII

Vice President, Operations, Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd.

Shelly P. Wilson (nee Moultrie) is Vice President – Operations, of Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. with shared responsibility for the Company’s portfolio of commercial clients. Shelly provides assistance to the President of Sunshine Insurance with management and reporting.

Her additional duties include analyzing and revising the Company’s procedures to improve operational efficiency. Shelly joined Sunshine Insurance in 2007; having previously worked for eight years at Credit Suisse Private Banking.  To facilitate her career transition from banking to insurance, Shelly has participated in extensive underwriting training programs with some of the largest insurance companies in The Bahamas.

Additionally, she participated in numerous training opportunities in the USA, UK and Dominican Republic, as a result of Sunshine Insurance’s correspondent relationship with the global broker Marsh. Shelly is a professionally qualified with the general insurance designation of ACII (Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute of England). Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Political Science from Barry University, Florida and a Master of Business Administration (Honors) from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. Shelly has held the title of Vice President of Sunshine Insurance since 2011.

Shelly is committed to providing the highest quality of service to Sunshine Insurance’s clients and stakeholders, drawing on her twenty-six years of professional experiences. In service to her community, Shelly is actively involved as member of Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral, The Zonta Club of New Providence and The Nassau Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Shelly is married to Mr. Franon Wilson and they have two teen-aged children.

Bobby Bond
Bobby Bond

Training and Marketing Consultant, Spectrum Insurance Brokers

Robert ”Bobby” Bond entered the life insurance business as an agent of the Halfway Tree Branch of Life of Jamaica, now Sagicor.  Whilst there, he qualified for several industry awards.  He went to Home Office in 1978 as Agency Field Officer and rose to the position of Assistant Vice President – Marketing.

He was the first person in LOJ to qualify for both the CLU and FLMI Designations.  In 1991, he went to Island Life Insurance Company as Vice President Agencies/Marketing with responsibility for the Branche’s Training and Marketing Support Services and contributed to the company’s growth in market share.

During his tenure at LOJ and Island Life, he was a frequent speaker at the Life Insurance Marketing Research Association [LIMRA] Conferences, as well as other Industry Conferences.  In 1998, he qualified for the MBA Designation receiving a distinction in his thesis ” The Redevelopment of the Life Insurance Industry.”  Since 2003, he has been conducting training courses for several major companies.

As a result of Covid 19, he has been conducting online training courses for Advisors and Managers within the Eastern Caribbean as well as Jamaica.  He is a past lecturer in marketing for the MBA Course of Study and holds the distinction of preparing 100 MBA marketing students in a single year and getting 99% pass rate.

Bobby is also a past lecturer at the University of Technology in the subject – Insurance.  He is currently the Training and Marketing Consultant with responsibility for the Guardian Life Portfolio at Spectrum Insurance Brokers.

Robert J L Trestrail
Robert J L Trestrail

President & Chief Executive Officer, Sagicor Life Inc

Robert Trestrail was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Life Inc on January 1, 2021.

Robert joined the Sagicor Group in 2001 and has held several Executive positions throughout his tenure with Sagicor. Currently as President and Chief Executive Officer of SLI, Robert serves on several Boards within the Sagicor Group.

With 30 years of experience in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry, Robert has servedthe private sector in Trinidad & Tobago as President of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) and a Board member of The Chamber for over 12 years. He has served as a Member of the Appeal Tribunal of the National Insurance Board, a Director of the Association of Insurance Companies in Trinidad & Tobago and presently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Institute (TTII).

Sunny Istar Lee
Sunny Istar Lee

Founder & President, Money Master Kids

Sunny Istar Lee aka “The Eagle Mom” is a Founder & CEO of Good Life Advisors, an insurance service agency in Los Angeles California.

She is a 12 year member of the MDRT(Million Dollar Round Table), and has served the association as a task force committee member, break out session speaker and a main platform speaker.

Over the years, Sunny has spoken to over 30,000 people worldwide about the importance of teaching children financial responsibility and money management from a young age. Her speaking opportunities include the 2017 annual convention in Orlando Florida(Main Platform), 2018 MDRT Day and Met-Life Greece Annual Event in Greece, 2018 MDRT Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and 2019 MDRT Global Conference in Sydney, Australia.

Sunny is a CEO, author and international speaker but most importantly a happy twin mom of Jason and Matthew. She began teaching about money and financial education when they were two years old toddlers and her life mission is to raise the awareness of the importance of teaching kids financial literacy and responsibility early worldwide.

As a former journalist, Sunny has authored six books including Amazon Bestseller “Is Your Child a Money Master or a Money Monster?” and “Dear My Baby.” She has been a regular contributor to the media outlet, and has been featured on LA Parent Magazine, CBS News, Los Angeles Times, the Hedonist Magazine, Korea Herald, Korea Daily, SBS Prime Time News, What’s in your hands with Ricky Young, Jennifer Hammond radio show, The secret of success radio show and many more.

Chester Cooper
Chester Cooper

Deputy Prime Minister, Bahamas

The Hon. I. Chester Cooper is Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Minister of Tourism Investments and Aviation and Deputy Leader of the Progressive Liberal Party. He is the Member of Parliament for Exumas and Ragged Island having been elected in 2017 and then again in 2021. He Is a proud Exumian with a stated mission to uplift and develop his country and his people. 

Chester Cooper is both politically savvy and one of the great business and financial minds of our time. He Is a fearless advocate, in and out of Parliament, not only on behalf of his constituents, but Bahamians at large. 

He has served as Chairman and CEO of BAF Global Group as well as President and CEO of BAF Financial and Insurance Ltd and as a Director of various private sector and NGP boards. He owns businesses in the Financial Services, Retail, Commercial Real Estate and Fintech space. 

Mr. Cooper attended the College of the Bahamas, Acadia University in Canada as well as Nova University and Harvard in the United States and holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Accounting and a Masters Degree in Finance. He has extensive experience as an investment banker having worked with some of the world’s largest banks in the Bahamas, Dublin, Ireland and Luxembourg and is the youngest CEO to ever be inducted as a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a global community of exceptional leaders from a variety of industries. 

An active community advocate, he has received numerous national awards, is a published author and was the host of ZNS-TV show You & Your Money. He is married to Cecilia and has three beautiful children. He balances his busy life by making time to enjoys cycling, back-yard farming, boating and traveling with his family. His travels have taken him to more than forty countries on 5 continents, but his real joy remains spending time in Exuma enjoying the beauty of the island and Cays as well as the childhood pleasure of “fishinin-on-the-rocks”. 

Michael B. Halkitis
Michael B. Halkitis

Minister of Economic Affairs, Government of The Bahamas

The Honorable Michael B. Halkitis was born on February 1st, 1969, in Nassau, Bahamas. He attended St. Augustine’s College and Mr. Halkitis began his post-secondary education at the College of the Bahamas and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Halkitis qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1995.

Mr. Halkitis was first elected to The Parliament of The Bahamas in 2002 and again in 2012. He currently serves as Minister of Economic Affairs and Leader of Government Business in The Senate.

His portfolio responsibilities include Promotion of Financial Services, Small Business Development, Ease of Doing Business, Consumer Protection and International Trade.

Under his many years of leadership, the Bahamas’ Ministry of Finance was not only brought into the modern age through the digitization of its operations, but also through the implementation of major taxation reforms which have been applauded for their seamless integration. Currently, he oversees the nation’s trade, financial services industry, aims to improve our country’s ease of doing business, and directs our country’s digitization efforts. He will play an important role in helping to stabilize the country’s finances.

 

 

 

Dwayne T. Swaby, ACII, FICA
Dwayne T. Swaby, ACII, FICA

Vice President, Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd.

Dwayne T. Swaby is Vice President, Development for Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. He has over twenty-nine years of experience in the General Insurance Industry. Before joining Sunshine Insurance in February, 2014, he served as Property Manager at J.S. Johnson & Company, Limited. In September, 2013, Dwayne received top honors for being an outstanding student in the Leadership Essentials course undertaken through The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services. Furthermore, in June, 2014, he was elected a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.

Dwayne has undertaken numerous professional courses over the years. He is a Chartered Insurance Broker and professionally qualified Associate of TheChartered Insurance Institute (ACII), London, England. He is a graduate of Kingsway Academy,  The College of The Bahamas and University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada where he received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Honors. Dwayne is a member of The Chartered Insurance Institute, Bahamas Insurance Association, Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association, International Compliance Association, Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers and Rotary Club of Nassau and served as President during the 2011 through 2012 term.

He is married to Michelle Swaby and they are the proud parents of twin boys Seth and Sean. Dwayne is committed to providing professional and quality service that is second to none.

Mark Chisholm
Mark Chisholm

President & CEO, Sagicor Life (The Cayman Islands)

Mr. Mark Chisholm started working at Life of Jamaica in January 1989 as a ‘C’ Clerk in the Cancelled Cheque Unit.  He has had the opportunity of working in the Customer Service, New Business & Change and Premium Accounts Departments.

He holds a Post Degree diploma in Marketing from the University of West Indies, a Diploma in Marketing from the University of New Orleans (UNO) and has completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction.

Mr. Chisholm has direct responsibility for spearheading the Sagicor Jamaica’s Client Experience efforts as well as that of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands and was promoted in September of 2005 to Assistant Vice President in the Sales & Marketing Department, and Head of the Individual Life Division in 2009.  His  appointment as an Executive Vice President became effective January 1, 2012.  In 2014 his role was further expanded to include direct responsibility for Business Intelligence, Customer Experience and the Customer Contact Centre for the Sagicor Group and he also now serves in the capacity of President & CEO of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands Limited effective July 30, 2016.   He also holds the office of a Justice of the Peace; an appointment which took effect in 2010.

He is currently an Adjunct  Lecturer at the Mona School of Business, lecturing in the EMBA as well as the Entrepreneurial program.

Listed among his passions are; ensuring that his children reach their full potential and helping people in the development and achievement of their career goals.

 

Christopher David Lawe, LUTCF, FLMI, AIRC, ARA, ACS
Christopher David Lawe, LUTCF, FLMI, AIRC, ARA, ACS

Senior Branch Manager, Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd.

Christopher David Lawe is a well-known Senior Branch Manager at Sagicor Life Jamaica Ltd. and is currently one of Sagicor and Jamaica’s most prominent and high-performing Branch Managers. 

His dominance, agility, and business acumen have rippled through the financial markets with many high-level achievements during his career. 

Christopher started his career with Sagicor as a sales advisor in 2004 and swiftly became one of the industry leaders consistently making the coveted Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) from his first year in the business, achieving along the way many industry accolades. 

Early in his career, his love to help and develop others was recognized and he was quickly drafted into management at the age of 26 and appointed a unit manager in January of 2009. 

In his first year in management, Chris took home the prestigious Managers trophy along with numerous other awards and has consistently remained at the top for sales management awards, accolades and industry records. 

His dynamic ability to lead, adapt and inspire performance earned him the position of Agency Manager in January 2011. He is responsible for recruiting, training, and developing several industry stalwarts and is known for breaking the company’s premium income record year after year along with many others. 

Chris was named one of Jamaica’s “under 30 power players” in 2010 in the Jamaica Observer. Being Sagicor’s Youngest yet highest performing Branch and is now a Senior Branch Manager. One could say he is the youngest Veteran. 

Chris is known for his best business practices, insurance sales volume, ethical conduct in the marketplace, and the development of several industry superstars. 

Chris is now the Senior Branch Manager of Sagicor’s Holborn Branch also known as the “SPARTANS.” His team “The Mighty Holborn Spartans,” continues to hold ALL documented company records for Sagicor. 

A true believer in being a student of the business, Chris holds the LUTCF designation, as well as the FLMI, AIRC, ARA, and ACS designations. He has completed programs at Columbia Business School along with several other advanced management courses. 

Chris has served his industry as a JAIFA (Jamaica Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) board member for several years and is a past president of the association. He has moderated several industry courses and served on the executive board of the broader Caribbean association, CARAIFA (Caribbean Association of insurance and financial advisors). He serves currently as the president of the Sagicor Jamaica Managers’ Association and is on several company and industry committees. 

Chris is the father of two young boys. He is a trained and qualified air pilot, who enjoys socializing and traveling. He enjoys general repairs, and working on performance motor cars, Chris is also a Member of the Royal Jamaica Yacht club and enjoys captaining his boat to nearby cays and fishing excursions. 

One could say, Mr. Lawe, is early in his journey and has already achieved greatness. A lover of people, a giver of knowledge, a humble spirit eager to learn, a soul destined for the history books. A distinguished gentleman. 

Michael Austin
Michael Austin

VP of Sales, Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited

Mr. Michael Austin started his career as an Agent in 1984 with TATIL Life. As he journeyed through his career, he decided to elevate into Management three (3) years later, when he was appointed a Unit Manager in 1987. He did not stop there; four (4) years later, Michael was appointed an Agency Manager in 1991 with TATIL Life. 

During this time, he has achieved several Company awards, including Rookie of the Year, Unit of the Year and Agency of the Year. He has qualified for the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table numerous times and has also attained several industry designations such as, AMTC (Agency Management Training Course), FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute) and is also a Certified AMTC Moderator with LIMRA. 

After a lustrous career in active sales, Michael transitioned to an Insurance Executive, serving as Superintendent of Agencies with ALGICO from 1995, then to Assistant Vice President Sales with Guardian Life of the Caribbean from 2004. After one year in this role, Michael was promoted to Vice President Sales and Marketing from 2005 through 2022. In 2021, he became the Consultant to the Office of the Vice President Sales and as of January 2022, he has been serving as acting Vice President Sales, with Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited. 

A man of many achievements, Michael has always ensured that service remained core. In doing so, he has served as the President and Vice President of the Life Underwriters Association of Trinidad & Tobago (LUATT) North Chapter Trinidad & Tobago Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (TTAIFA), a TTAIFA Moderator and a Member of the TTAIFA Advisory Board. 

A Paul Harris Fellow, Michael has also done his fair share of philanthropy, having been a member of the Rotary Club of Diego Martin since 1999. He is a Past President and Past Director of the Club. He is also a certified Coach with the John Maxwell Team. Michael’s hobbies include traveling and playing music. 

Glen O. A. Ritchie
Glen O. A. Ritchie

President, Family Guardian Insurance Company

Glen O. A. Ritchie, is the President of Family Guardian Insurance Company and has more that 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, garnered over the course of his 35-year working career.  His current appointment is a culmination of all that he has achieved over the years and links all of his previous work experience in various fields such as public accounting, banking, life & health insurance, general insurance, finance, technology and operations. 

Mr. Ritchie has previously served as Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a major general insurance company, overseeing all financial, information technology and risk management related functions within the Group. He has also held a number of senior management and leadership roles in both banking and insurance institutions in The Bahamas.

He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Saint John’s University, Minnesota, USA.

Glen’s insistence on challenging himself to develop and achieve has led to his mentorship of other like-minded individuals seeking to make their mark. In his down time, Glen enjoys an active and competitive sporting life, participating in a range of activities from bowling and dominoes to softball and basketball.

Anthony Ferguson
Anthony Ferguson

President & Founder, CFAL Bahamas

Anthony Ferguson, Certified Financial Analyst, Chartered Market Technician (CMT), and investment advisor, is President of CFAL, one of the leading investment firms in The Bahamas with $2 billion in Assets Under Management. He is a Director of Colina Insurance Ltd., AF Holdings Limited, St Matthew Capital, and Carbon Management Limited and Levant securities.

Mr. Ferguson is a leading authority on matters of economic and national significance, appearing frequently as a guest on local talk shows and at industry events and conferences. Before establishing CFAL, Mr. Ferguson was the President of International Portfolio Analytics, an international investment firm based in The Bahamas, which held assets under management in excess of B$600 million. Over the last 35 years, he has held key positions at a number of internationally-based financial institutions with Bahamian offices.

In additional to his professional experience, he has served as President of CFA Society The Bahamas and was President and Director of the Bahamian Association of Investment Management Research (now the CFA Institute) Mr. Ferguson holds a B.B.A. from Acadia University and is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Business Executive Program and a license pilot..

Dr. Keith L. Major
Dr. Keith L. Major

1st Lifetime Achievement Recipient, GAMA Bahamas

Dr. Keith Major is a Motivational Speaker, Lecturer, Counselor, Educator and Business Consultant. He addresses concerns affecting individual’s self- motivation. The integral theme of his message is balancing physical, mental, social and financial around the spiritual to energize his listeners and actively improve their approach to life’s challenging situations.

He is founder and president of Kits International and speaks to audiences all across the Bahamas. He was born in Nassau Bahamas and attended Bahamas Academy until 1970. He graduated From West Undies College High School in 1970. He has earned a B. A. Degree at Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama and in 2006 was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree from Sojourner Douglass College, Baltimore, Maryland.

He served many years in the Insurance industry in the capacity of Vice President with three insurance companies. His career spanned 43 years. He established BMG Insurance Agency in 2016 as the first President. He now serves as a Sales Consultant there.

In February of 2020, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award  by GAMA Bahamas. He lectures for the Bankers Institute of the Bahamas. The subjects he has tutored are Supervision, Introduction to Business, Effective presentations and English courses

He served as a member of the Board of Governors of Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville Jamaica from 2010-2015.

Dr. Major served on the  initial Executive Committee for The  Atlantic Caribbean Union from 2010-2015.  He was the Host of the television program VOICES for 5 years.

He served the Johnson Park Seventh Day Adventist Church as organist from the age of 8.

He was a member of the Insurance Commission of the Bahamas from 2012-2015

He has been affiliated with Toastmasters international for more than 43 years and has served in various capacities including Club President and Division Governor of  the entire BAHAMAS. He has attained the highest designation Distinguished Toastmaster ( DTM).

He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, of Rotary International in 2001.

He served as Chairman of the Board of Bahamas Electricity Corporation, now BPL, 2005 – 2007.

Dr Major was on the social security review commission 2004-2006, reviewing the operations of the National Insurance Board

He lists as his hobbies, reading, speaking, music and sports of all types.