As the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission’s newly appointed Executive Director, Petra Haven, comes with over 10 years of management and marketing experience.
Petra began her journey as President of The Student Programming Council at Florida International University, where she was responsible for overseeing and coordinating all events on campus. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and a Minor in Dance, she returned to the Bahamas to continue the development of her career. She worked at the prestigious Atlantis Resort where she led a team as Support Manager for the Guest Activities division. After a three-year stint with this team, Ms. Haven was afforded the opportunity to become a part of the development team for the uber-luxury Baha Mar Resort. In the capacity of Marketing Manager her portfolio included operating the Community Relations and Corporate Sponsorship and Alliances divisions; with a focus on facilitating relationships between Baha Mar and the Miami Heat as well as the Orlando Magic professional basketball teams.
Her years of experience have led to the creation of her own boutique management firm, Chameleon Management Group. As C.E.O., Petra has developed a renowned reputation for being a leader of brand development in The Bahamas. Her company has grown to manage musical talent, food companies, and real estate agencies, just to name a few. In addition to her career, Petra is no stranger to the sporting world. Having been an avid, competitive swimmer in her youth and competing in numerous national swim meets. Further to her swimming career, she has flourished as a competitive dancer, medaling at many Florida state competitions throughout her college stint. Now, Petra spends her weekends teaching dance to toddlers and teenagers, having been an instructor and choreographer for more than 10 years.
Petra certainly looks forward to upholding the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission’s mandate of clean sports and educating the general population on the importance of clean sports.