Marc Panton to enter finance
Dr Marc Panton has moved from the agricultural sector to financial services and is now chief operating officer for Panton Capital Holdings, based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded and is chaired by his brother David Panton.
A veterinarian, Marc Panton was previously a business development executive for the Fertiliser Corporation of America from July 2013 to July 2014. Prior to that, he was chief technical director at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries from May 2009 to May 2013.
Earlier in his career, he was also the owner and managing director of a number of farming operations, including Butterfly Dreams, a butterfly breeding business; Cashoo Ostrich Park, a zoo-type attraction; and Colimar Developments, franchise operator of a Chester Fried Chicken restaurant.
Harris leaves Digicel to go solo
Shelly-Ann Harris will be giving up her job as senior communi-cations manager at Digicel Jamaica, effective August 31. Harris says she will be launching her own communi-cations firm, offering production, media and entertainment services.
She has been a communications professional for about 15 years, and has worked at Digicel for the past two years. Prior to that, Harris worked as senior corporate communications officer in the marketing communications and service delivery division at National Commercial Bank Jamaica.
Earlier in her career, she worked in various management positions at the Jamaica Information Service, heading up the news agency's regional services, television and radio departments. Harris holds a bachelor of science degree in management studies and political science from the University of the West Indies, where she is studying for a master's degree in communications for social and behaviour change.