Cristobal Marte elected as Pan American Union Volleyball
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 8, 2011 – NORCECA
President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz of Dominican Republic was
elected on Saturday as new president of the Pan American
Volleyball Union by the unanimous vote of the delegates from 51
countries from North, Central American, Caribbean and South
The meeting was chaired by FIVB President Jizhong Wei together
with outgoing UPV president Dr. Ary Graça.
“Our next president, my friend and brother Cristobal Marte
believes in hard work and also in democracy,”
said in his welcoming speech. “Many people thinking expressing
their ideas is better than only one.”
“That is a legacy from FIVB President, Jizhong Wei, who brought
democracy and freedom of expression to volleyball,” he added.
Together with Marte Hoffiz also were elected to the UPV
executive committee the following:
of Brazil, 1st Executive Vice President, Ismael
Acosta of Mexico, 2nd Vice President, Rafael Lloreda
Currea of Colombia, General Secretary, Marta Centeno de Sajche
of Guatemala, Co-Secretary, Juan Castro of Peru, Treasurer and
the members Mushtaque Mohammed of Trinidad and Tobago, Alejandro
Bolgieri of Argentina, Hugh Wong of Canada, Judith Rodriguez of
Venezuela, Glenn Quinlan of St. Kitts and Nevis, Douglas Beal of
United States and Nelson Perez of Puerto Rico.
In his first speech as President of the UPV Marte Hoffiz
announced as his first objective the creation of the Pan
American Beach Volleyball Tour.
“I think that this will be a big starting point for the Pan
American Union and will generate the necessary funds for the
organization,” Marte Hoffiz said. “The tour will be a revolution
and will help the development of beach volleyball in North and