**Annual Banquet**

Financial Services Week in The Bahamas ended on Saturday, with the Financial Services Industry Awards Banquet, when special recognition was given to outstanding performers in three categories.

The winners of the prestigious awards represented a cross section of the industry, i.e. accountancy, banking, and insurance.

These were:

**Executive of the Year:**

George Clifford Culmer
BDO Mann Judd

**Professional Excellence:**

Joan L. Thompson
Corporate Secretary/Manager of Corporate Department
MeesPierson (Bahamas) Limited

**Star Performer:**

Rayon A. Brown
Associate Actuary
Family Guardian Insurance Company

Guest Speaker at the Awards Banquet was the Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson, M.P., Minister of Financial Services and Investments. She said, *”The Awards tonight celebrate our country’s and the sector’s greatest strength, our people. Tonight we recognise our stars.”*

The awards programme was introduced by BFSB in 2001 to profile industry practitioners and highlight the essential role of quality human resources in industry development.

Photo shows Executive of the Year G. Clifford Culmer receiving his award from the Minister of Financial Services and Investments. Also pictured are BFSB Chairman Ian D. Fair and BFSB CEO/Executive Director Wendy C. Warren.