Don Anderson, Liason-Consultant/Board of Directors
The Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation is honored to have Mr. Don Anderson in representation of its interest in the international affairs of hockey for the country of Jamaica.
Mr. Anderson, brings 32 years of working with the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) in top capacities (1st Vice President), Mr. Anderson’s sports and business acumen excels to the task of assisting JOIHF in meeting its goals of introducing the first Jamaica Ice Hockey team to the Olympics as well as training up and coming potential athlete players via its Grass Roots Program to aspire to greatness in hockey. Besides an active sportsman himself representing Jamaica at Field Hockey, Squash as well as senior grade Cricket and Soccer, Mr. Anderson’s book, Seoul to Beijing – An inside view of Jamaica in the Olympic Games, attests to his love of his country championing its struggles -- and outstanding, dedicated passion for all genres of Jamaica’s sports contributions and world records.
Don was awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by the Government of Jamaica in 2007 for excellence in Sports Administration. This is the nation’s ﬁfth highest national honour. He was recently given the prestigious Chairman’s award for 2017 in the Annual Sportsman and Sportswoman of the year function and currently serves as Chairman of the Professional Football (Soccer) Association of Jamaica and head of the government’s National Sports Museum Development Committee.
Being a member of the management team for Jamaica for 7 consecutive Olympic Games from Seoul in 1988 to London in 2012 and head of the delegation for ﬁve of those, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Director of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC), from 2004 to 2013, currently Director of CANOC Broadcasting Inc (CBI) which brought the television coverage of the 2016 RIO Olympics to the entire Caribbean, Director of the Caribbean and Central American Sports Organisation, CACSO (involving 31 countries in the region) from 2005 to 2013.
Dorothy McLeod, Cultural Consultant/Advisory Board
Dorothy McLeod is the CEO and co-founder of Jamaica Cultural Alliance, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization, dedicated to cultural exchange. The organization serves as a facilitator to promote Jamaica, their native culture and multi-faced lifestyle through the arts and music in the Los Angeles area, the Hollywood entertainment community and the sports world.
As a native Jamaican who migrated to the USA, Ms. McLeod held positions of executive assistant to a high power television executive producer at Gaumont Distribution as well as publicist, and event coordinator. She also spent two years in civil service with the U. S. Treasury, Department of Customs, and Fair Housing under the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1999 Ms. McLeod established its Your Tour, a travel agency and consulting company. She has spearheaded many successful publicity campaigns for international clients including; Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festivals since 1965 (which she also co-produces); the Dominican Republic International Jazz Festival and the New Playwrights Foundation projects.
Ms McLeod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunication from Columbia College Hollywood, and has taken many public relations courses at UCLA.