Biographies for 2017 AGM Director Nominations

CONSTANTINOS BERDANIS

Mr. Constantinos J Berdanis started his Development and Construction Company in 1995. His knowledge and expertise would be a great asset in assisting the community in reaching their goals. Mr. Berdanis is married with three boys.

 

 


SCOTT FARRINGTON

Scott is an experienced executive with over 27 years entrepreneurial experience across a variety of sectors including hospitality, marketing and environmental services. In 2010 he served on the Board of the Sandyport Homeowners Association as one of the Directors responsible for facilitating the transition of the Association from the developer to the homeowners. Scott, 53, has been married to Margo for 16 years and together they have twin boys aged 8.

Background:

Franchise operator for Super Green Solutions – December 2014 – Present

SuperGreen Solutions leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions.

Owner at Sun-Tee – June 1991 – Present

Principal owner of promotional products and branded wearables manufacturer. Strategic development, including business planning & sales/marketing strategy. Responsible for defining and delivering on the company’s vision. Assisting key clients with their marketing needs with a consultancy led approach to selling. Developing new products and markets including online.

Previously managed several hotel properties in the US and Bahamas.


EDWARD GARDNER

Edward Gardner has been a resident of Sandyport since 2001 and a Sandyport Homeowners Association Director since 2010. His professional business experience has primarily been involved in the Wines & Spirits industry in the United States and the Bahamas along with a brief period managing a cargo transportation company here in the Bahamas called Crowley Liner Services. Presently he is the Vice President of Retail and Purchasing for Bristol Wines & Spirits. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree from Florida State University.

He and his family truly enjoy the Sandyport community. His three children, Alexandra 12, Ted 11 and Emilia 8, attend the Tambearly School and his wife, Paula, is a homemaker. He has been active in the community organizing the shipment of the playground equipment for the original playground free of charge via Crowley Liner Services. He played a role as a committee member on the original Sandyport Homeowners Association board by assisting management with the purchasing and logistics of the materials to landscape the entrance of Sandyport at a considerable cost savings. Appointed to the Sandyport Homeowners Board since 2010, he has been active in assisting management and attends all Directors meetings. He is also a supporter and contributor to the Sandyport Social Committee that organized the October Social and the 1st Annual Sandyport Christmas Tree Lighting Party benefitting Sandyport Children and fundraiser for charity. Along with his involvement in all of these activities he is also a Junior Baseball League of Nassau little league coach and has coached many Sandyport children over the past 6 years. Sandyport continues to be a great location to live and raise a family. Edward is committed to improving the Sandyport community and our investments as homeowners.


ANTHONY MIAOULIS

Married with 2 children. Lived in Sandyport for 14 years and presently live on Kingfisher Island. Realtor/Developer for Mosko Realty and Pineapple House Development.

 

 


ROBERT SANDS

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 62, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home. Mr. Sands holds various other Directorships in The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.


GILBERT WARD

Gilbert A. Ward of No 1 Governor’s Cay has been a Sandyport resident and homeowner for the past 14 years and is a former Attorney at Law with the law firm of Graham Thompson & Co. and is currently a Director of Valdy Administration, a Corporate Service Company located in Olde Towne, Sandyport. He was a Director and Chairman of the Sandyport Homeowners Association Limited for the year 2010, the transition year from the ownership by the developers to the ownership by the home and lot owners in Sandyport. He is married to Angela Ward, Psychotherapist with the Renascence Institute in Olde Towne, Sandyport.

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