Bevan Springer

President, Marketplace Excellence Corporation | Caribbean Media Exchange, Inc.

Bevan Springer

President, Marketplace Excellence Corporation | Caribbean Media Exchange, Inc.

Biography

Bevan is an award-winning journalist and seasoned public relations and marketing professional. He has worked as the North American correspondent of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union and contributed for media houses such as the Caribbean Media Corporation, the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and St. Lucia’s Radio 100. He is well known to the Caribbean Diaspora in the New York tristate area, having hosted several radio programs, including the weekly five-hour radio show, “The Caribbean in Five” on 1190 AM WLIB in New York.

A weekly columnist with New York’s renowned Amsterdam News, Bevan’s international reach includes contributions to the Trinidad Guardian, BBC World Service, New York Daily News, 1600 AM WWRL, UN Radio, and WNBC-TV in New York. As former North American editor of the Barbados Advocate, Bevan spent several years covering the United Nations where he served as editor of The Islander publication, covering the 1994 Barbados Small Islands Conference, the 1995 Copenhagen Social Summit, and the 1995 Women’s Conference in Beijing.

For more than two decades, he has produced the popular Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on Sustainable Tourism, designed to improve the quality of media coverage of sustainable tourism in the Caribbean.

A former national tennis player of Barbados, Bevan has worked as a sports reporter with the Barbados Nation and Barbados Advocate newspapers.

He is a member of New York’s Christian Cultural Center, SAG-AFTRA, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and United Nations Correspondents Association. He is an alumnus of Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific in British Columbia, Canada – a member of the United World Colleges’ (UWC) network. Bevan is a Board Committee member of Pearson College’s External Engagement Committee and a member of the Board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group. He also sits on the Leadership Council for the International Institute for Tourism Studies and the Masters of Tourism Administration Program at The George Washington University School of Business.

Recipient of a diploma in public relations from the University of the West Indies and a guest lecturer in public relations at New York University, Bevan has received awards from New York’s City Council, the Council of Barbadian Organizations in New York, British West Indies Airways (BWIA), the Caribbean Hotel Association, and the International Career and Business Alliance. In the summer of 2010, he was conferred with honorary Jamaican citizenship by the Jamaica Consulate in New York, and he received the 2012 Marcella Martinez Award for strengthening the marketing programs of Caribbean destinations. In 2018 he received the Apex Award for distinguished service to the travel industry from Black Meetings & Tourism.

Born in Trinidad and raised in Barbados, Bevan has a unique understanding of and appreciation for Caribbean destinations. His education brought him to Canada and his career to New York City, where he established key relationships with the media and the Caribbean Diaspora.