Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz Re-elected as President of NORCECA

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 7, 2024.- During the last day of sessions of the 27th NORCECA Congress, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz was re-elected as the President of the North, Central America, and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation NORCECA. This re-election underscores the confidence and respect he commands within the regional volleyball organization.

Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, a pivotal figure in the volleyball world, has been at the helm of NORCECA since 2001. His leadership has seen remarkable growth and development in the sport across the region. Under his guidance, NORCECA has expanded its reach and influence, promoting volleyball and beach volleyball through numerous programs and competitions aimed at nurturing young talent and enhancing the sport’s popularity.

The esteemed volleyball leader retains position for another term (2024-2028).

Lic. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz

Marte Hoffiz’s tenure is marked by several key initiatives, including the enhancement of grassroots development programs and the successful organization of high-profile tournaments. His commitment to fostering talent and providing opportunities for athletes to excel has significantly contributed to the region’s vibrant volleyball culture.

The announcement of Marte Hoffiz’s re-election has been met with widespread acclaim. Most notably, Dr. Ary Graça, President of the International Volleyball Federation FIVB, extended his heartfelt congratulations. In his message, Dr. Graça emphasized the remarkable progress NORCECA has made under Marte Hoffiz’s stewardship and expressed confidence in an even brighter future ahead.

Dr. Graça stated, “Under Cristóbal’s visionary leadership, NORCECA has reached new heights. I have no doubt that the work they will continue to do will surpass even the outstanding achievements we see today. His dedication and strategic vision are invaluable to the volleyball community”.

As he embarks on another term, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz has laid out a forward-looking agenda focused on innovation and excellence. He aims to continue building on the solid foundation established over the years, with a particular emphasis on leveraging technology to enhance training and competition.

Marte Hoffiz also plans to strengthen the cooperation with national federations and their zonal association bodies to create more opportunities for athletes and coaches. This approach is expected to further elevate the standard of volleyball and beach volleyball in the region, ensuring that NORCECA remains a powerhouse in the global volleyball landscape.

Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz’s re-election as President of NORCECA signals a continued era of progress and development for volleyball in North, Central America, and the Caribbean. With his proven leadership and the support of the global volleyball community, NORCECA is poised to achieve even greater heights in the years to come. NORCECA members eagerly anticipate the innovations and successes that this new term will bring.

NORCECA’s Executive Committee and Board of Administration was also confirmed unanimously.

Executive Committee Members:

President: Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, Dominican Republic

First Executive Vice-President: Ariel Sainz, Cuba

Second Executive Vice-President: Sabinah Clement, British Virgin Islands

Executive Vice-President: Jesús Perales Navarro, Mexico

Executive Vice-President: Cesar Heberto Trabanco, Puerto Rico

Executive Vice-President (Gender in Minority): Mireya Luis Hernandez, Cuba

Executive Vice-President (NCVA President): Mark Eckert, Canada

Executive Vice-President (AFECAVOL President): Felix Sabio Gonzalez, Honduras

Executive Vice-President (ECVA President): Glenn Quinlan, St. Kitts and Nevis

Executive Vice-President (CAZOVA President): Mushtaque Mohammed, Trinidad and Tobago

General Secretary: Carlos Enrique Santis, Guatemala

NORCECA Treasurer: Wilbur A. Harrigan, Antigua and Barbuda

Board of Administration Members:

Bertha Cuadra Cuadra, Nicaragua

Kennedy McGowan, Cayman Islands

Jacqueline Cowan, Jamaica

Margareth Graham (Gender in Minority), Haiti

Arateide Cáceres, NORCECA General Director, Dominican Republic

Honorary Vice-Presidents:

Edgar Alvarado Ardon, Costa Rica

Carlos Beltran Svelti, Puerto Rico

Luicille Hobson, U.S. Virgin Islands

And the conformation of the  NORCECA working commissions was confirmed as well.