Toni Seymour became the new acting manager for BEC’s Abaco Operations on August 6, and although surprised by the appointment, she expressed that she is looking forward to the challenge. It is a notable and historic move on Seymour’s part because a female has never held such a position on the Family Islands before.
She explained that the position for manager was advertised internally and externally, and after completing an interview, she was selected for the position. So far, Seymour admitted that she has been overwhelmed by the support received from her colleagues, and she is hopeful that she can live up to their expectations.
As acting manager, Seymour said that her first initiative will be to fulfill training needs and build morale among the 70 staff members. She also intends to maintain an open relationship with consumers while educating them on their plans to improve BEC.
“I am never one to duck the public,” Seymour assured.
Before being hired at BEC four years ago, she was employed at Bahamasair and Caterpillar, and her degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering has helped her to be analytically inclined and well-organized. Additionally, being stationed at the construction site of BEC’s Wilson City Plant greatly prepared her for this new role because she knows firsthand what the corporation’s constraints are, and as a result, she is prepared to make tough decisions.