NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration Extraordinary Meeting: Charting a New Course

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 5, 2024.- In a significant event for the North, Central America, and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation NORCECA convened its Executive Committee and Board of Administration for an extraordinary meeting on the eve (July 6-7) of to the 27th NORCECA Congress in Punta Cana.

This session marked a pivotal moment as new members were appointed to the executive committee and the board of administration for the 2024-2028 period, and crucial discussions took place, including a proposed amendment to the NORCECA constitution and the presentation of a new working commissions composition.

The meeting chaired by NORCECA President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, with special guest  FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça, saw the appointment of several new members to the NORCECA Executive Committee and Board of Administration. These appointments are expected to bring fresh perspectives and drive to the organization, as it continues its mission to promote and develop volleyball across the region.

NORCECA President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz and FIVB President Dr. Ary Graça

Executive Committee Members:

President: Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz, Dominican Republic

First Executive Vice-President: Ariel Sainz, Cuba

Executive Vice-President: Jesús Perales Navarro, Mexico

Executive Vice-President: Cesar Heberto Trabanco, Puerto Rico

Executive Vice-President (Minory Gender): 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.

These distinguished sports leaders bring a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to advancing NORCECA’s objectives. Their diverse backgrounds in volleyball administration, and business are expected to enrich the leadership of the confederation.

One of the critical agenda items was a proposed amendment to the NORCECA constitution, whereas the proposal presented by the Legal Commission, which contains an amendment to the NORCECA Constitution establishing that the President and the Board of Administration may appoint four (4) members to integrate the NORCECA Board of Administration, to adopt a similar amendment to that of the FIVB in NORCECA, and both the President and the board members have the ability to propose individuals to be appointed to the board.

The amendment will be put to a final vote scheduled for the NORCECA Congress.

Another highlight of the meeting was the proposal for the new composition of the NORCECA working commissions. These commissions play a vital role in the operational aspects of the confederation.

Each commission is tasked with specific objectives aligned with NORCECA’s strategic goals, and their composition reflects a balance of expertise and representation from the member countries.

As NORCECA looks to the future, these changes signal a strong commitment to evolving and improving the organization’s governance and operational efficiency.

The extraordinary meeting concluded with a sense of optimism and determination to build on NORCECA’s rich legacy while embracing innovation and progress.

NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz concluded, “ As the confederation moves forward, the volleyball community can look forward to exciting developments and continued growth in our region. This meeting’s outcomes set the floor for a successful NORCECA congress which robust agenda reflects a forward-thinking approach to governance and a renewed focus on advancing volleyball throughout its National Federation members”.