NORCECA Congress re-elects Marte Hoffiz as President



PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, November 1, 2015 – Cristobal Marte Hoffiz of the Dominican Republic was re-elected as president of the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation for the period 2015-19.

The re-election of Marte Hoffiz, who has occupied the position since 2001, took place by acclamation by the representatives of 41 National Federations and Territories at the XXIII NORCECA Congress in the presence of Dr. Ary S. Graça , president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

In his acceptance speech, Marte Hoffiz promised to continue “working with passion, patience and perseverance to reach new stages and achieve bigger goals.”

“I am sure that with the help of all national federations we will be able to realize our dreams and make volleyball one of the top sports in our continent,” Marte Hoffiz said.

In the NORCECA Executive Committee, Marte Hoffiz will be accompanied by Saul Castro Verdugo of Mexico and Doug Beal of United States as First and Second Executive Vice Presidents, respectively, and José Luis Jimenez of Costa Rica and Wilbur Harrigan of Antigua & Barbuda as General Secretary and Treasurer.

The other members are Executive Vice Presidents Mushtaque Mohammed of Trinidad & Tobago from CAZOVA, Marta Centeno de Sajche of Guatemala from AFECAVOL, Glenn Quinlan of St Kitts & Nevis from ECVA and Mireya Luis of Cuba as member.

The Board of Administration is composed by the members of the EC and also Jaime Lamboy of Puerto Rico, Ariel Sainz of Cuba, Lucille Hobson of U.S. Virgin Islands, Warrenton Dixon of Jamaica, Felix Sabio of Honduras and Sabinah Clement of British Virgin Islands.

The new Executive Committee and Board of Administration also announced the presidents of the different commissions and members.

The presidents of the commissions are:
Castro Verdugo (Sport Organizing), Mohammed (Development), Sainz (Coaches), Victor Figueroa of Dominican Republic (Medical), Arturo Couoh of Mexico (Press), Jose R. Perez Vento of Puerto Rico (Refereeing), Giovanni Gautreaux of Dominican Republic (Legal), Judith Sandino of Nicaragua (VIS and Statistics), Alberto Arreola of Mexico (Finances), Lori Okimura of United States (Marketing) and Ed Drakich of Canada (Beach Volleyball).