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Published:Friday | May 23, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Grant Hume
Yanique Grant
Klao Bell-Lewis

New president for JaCSA

Chief executive officer of Professional Training and Occupational Services (PTOS), Yanique Grant, is the new president of the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA).

Grant has been CEO of PTOS since 2007. Prior to that, she was administrative assistant to Donna Duncan-Scott at Jamaica Money Market Brokers from 2005 to 2006, and was a flight attendant and customer service representative at Air Jamaica from 2003 to 2005.

Grant who holds qualifications in hospitality and tourism management, was educated at the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Her team at JaCSA includes Nicola Scott, Rochelle Holness, Gina Tomlinson-Williams, Michelle Reid, Ixes-Roy Thomas, Oroyo Eubanks and Marsha-Ann Hay.

Hume joins Columbus

Grant Hume, a senior sales executive, has joined Columbus Communications as vice-president to lead the enterprise, government and SME teams. Key to his role will be increasing the profile and awareness of Columbus Business Solutions within the business market.

Hume was previously managing partner of Optime International in Toronto, Canada, from 2013 and before that executive vice-president for customer experience at Konica Minolta from 2009 to 2013, vice-president for Direct Energy (Centrica PLC) from 2005 to 2009, and vice-president for TELUS Business Solutions from 2001 to 2005. He was also director for Xerox Canada for 16 years from 1985 to 2001.

Hume holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Bell-Lewis moves to regional bank

Klao Bell-Lewis is now the head of communications for the Caribbean Development Bank at its office in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bell-Lewis was previously the public relations and corporate affairs manager for Scotia Group Jamaica in Kingston from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, she was director of communications at HEART Trust/NTA from 2009 to 2010 and corporate communications manager at Guardian Life from 2007 to 2008.

Bell-Lewis holds a master's degree in international relations from Cardiff University in Britain and a bachelor's in English from the University of the West Indies. She began her career as a reporter before switching to public relations/communications.