GVB postpones Board election due to lack of quorum


The vote for the Guam Visitors Bureau board hit a road bump during their recent membership meeting.

A vote on who will be on the GVB Board was supposed to happen during the Board of Directors Membership Election meeting on Tuesday.

However, the vote was postponed due to them not being able to establish a quorum.

The four nominees were Paula Monk from United Airlines, Rachel Tan from DFS Guam and Saipan, Bill Nault from Nautech Guam, and Carlos Taitano from the University of Guam.

GVB Vice President, Gerry Perez, says that “the total number of votes available for casting is 495. We need 248 for a quorum. Unfortunately, I am advised we have 157 at the meeting. That being the case, it would not be appropriate to proceed with the voting directors, and we will have to do that at another meeting.”The bylaws were brought to light early last year when GVB President Carl Gutierrez had allegations that the board had conflicts of interest, violating the Open Government Act.

Currently, there is no set date on when GVB will reconvene to establish a vote.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.