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Virgin Islands Port Authority
Executive Staff


Principal Officers

David W. MappDavid W. Mapp is the acting executive director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority.  Mapp also serves as the manager of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix.  He has worked with the Port Authority since 1985 and is directly responsible for the oversight of all Port Authority facilities and operations throughout the territory.







Damian Cartwright is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the planning and management of the capital improvement projects for both the aviation and marine divisions – including managing all federal grant monies received for construction and improvement projects.  The engineering department solicits bids and funding for capital projects, oversees project design and performs construction management, project inspection, facility operation and major maintenance for all construction projects.


Donna Frett-GregoryDonna Frett-Gregory joined the Virgin Islands Port Authority as its Chief Financial Officer in March 2015.  In her capacity as CFO, Gregory has oversight of the Authority's administration and finance, accounting and purchasing departments.  She is charged with creating innovative practices to improve the Authority's financial and credit standing; performing regular reviews of the Port Authority's aviation and marine tariffs; oversight of the annual financial audit; managing the Authority's assets; ensuring the agency obtains the most adequate and affordable insurance liability coverage; and developing all purchasing and financial procedures for the agency.

Gregory has 28 years of public financial management experience. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University, Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Morgan State University. Ms. Gregory successfully completed the State Leaders in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2011.


Nycole Thompson,  Esq. has served as VIPA's legal counsel since 2015.






Executive Staff


  • David W. Mapp, Acting Executive Director

  • Damian Cartwright, Acting Director of Engineering

  • Donna Frett-Gregory, Chief Financial Officer

  • Denise M. Mills, CPM, Director of Property Management

  • Valcina Quashie, Labor Relations Administrator

  • Nycole Thompson, Esq., General Counsel

  • Denise George-Counts, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney

  • Ava Penn, Crown Bay District Manager

  • Mauricia Anna Penn, Controller

  • Murtle Thomas, Acting Airport Manager - CEKA

  • Arnold Golden III, Acting Airport Manger - HERA

  • John Payne, Marine Manager - STX

  • Felicia V. Blake, Maintenance Manager - STT/STJ

  • Hughley Daly, Maintenance Manager - STX

  • Edred Wilkes, Police Chief - STT

  • Louis Flynn, Police Chief - STX

  • Tonya Pickering, Internal Auditor

  • Monifa Marrero Brathwaite, Public Information Officer

  • Julice Harley, Chief of Staff



Virgin Islands Port Authority
8074 Lindbergh Bay
P.O. Box 301707
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands  00803-1707
Tel: (340) 774-1629  Fax: (340) 774-0025 / 
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