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WIE out west bids farewell to Tomblin

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
Debra Kerr-Haughton of Re/Max Elite (left) and Ophelia Sinclair.
Damien Sawyers poses with Ronelle Binns.
Ethnie Miller Simpson (left) with Theko Scarlett.
JPS's Stella Ebanks-Richards (left) Claudette Dixon.
All smiles for our camera are (from left) Nathania Campbell (NWC), Sherese Green (NWC) and Charmaine Campbell.
Ava-Marie Campbell
The beautiful trio of (from left) Nadine Spence, Sharon Singh, and Theresa Walker.
Shana Kaye Watson (left) poses with JPS's Julia Gordon.
From left: T'shura Gibbs, regional director, West, JPS, poses with Maxine Faulkner, Shenee Tabannah and Kelly Tomblin, president and CEO of JPS.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

There were no obvious tears as Kelly Tomblin bid farewell to a group of women who have accepted the classification - 'Women in Energy' (WIE).

Instead, the group of women at AMResorts' Breathless Montego Bay, were celebrating their good fortune for having met the outgoing president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS).

The energy was high at the final chapter of the WIE brunch with Tomblin and her dynamic team in Montego Freeport. The women looked beautiful in their bright colours, exuded positivity as they spoke in accord about love.

Striving for a higher purpose, the theme was love, for the woman who knocked on the island's doorsteps five years ago, telling women, "never play small; never give up".

Her words have resonated in boardrooms, homes, and service clubs.

"Kelly came with a transformational mandate, and we recognise that transformation is not easy, but we knew the importance," said Samantha Roper.

Author and businesswoman, Tamika Williams, said that through Tomlin's influence, she is no longer afraid to draw energy from the right places.

Event planner, Ethnie Miller, spoke of how Tomblin humanised the JPS. "People evolved around her for the better," she said.

Jamaica is richer for Tomblin's five years at the helm of JPS and the legacy called 'Women in Energy'.

According to T'Shura Gibbs, one of Tomblin's proteges, and regional director for JPS western Jamaica, WIE 2018 Conference will make its presence felt in the tourism capital in March.

"We are coming to the Montego Bay Convention Centre. What we need is the support from the women in the west."

If the brunch was any indication, WIE 2018 Conference will be well received.

Janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com