Our Leadership

The Leadership here is the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA) has the ability to influence and guide members of an authority, whilst staying within our mandate and vision.

Our Leadership.

These persons are the key head leadership of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA). They are responsible for carrying out the critical operations of the DRA and are responsible for duties carried out by staff.

Hon. Myles K. LaRoda

Minister of State – OPM, Disaster Preparedness Unit

Mr. Carl Smith

Permanent Secretary, Office of The Prime Minister

H. Alexander Storr

Chairman, Disaster Reconstruction

Aarone Sargent

Actg. Directing Manager, Disaster Reconstruction

Our Board of Directors.

These are the Board of Directors of The Disaster Reconstruction Authority (DRA). The fundamental responsibility of a board of directors is to provide leadership and oversight so the authority can reach its goals and achieve its mission.

Mr. Julian Sawyer

Board of Director, DRA

Mrs. Laticha McKenzie

Board of Director, DRA

Mr. Preston Roberts

Board of Director, DRA

Mr. Ralph Hanna

Board of Director, DRA

Mrs. Lorraine Hamilton

Board of Director, DRA

Capt. Stephen Russell

Board of Director, DRA

Mrs. Joette Penn

Board of Director, DRA

Mrs. Rosalie Wilkinson

Board of Director, DRA

Mr.
Alexander
Storr

Chairman, DRA

Alex Storr was born on May 7th, 1971 to Henry and the late Dillis Storr (nee Burrows) and is the youngest of four siblings. His mother was born and raised in Deadman’s Cay Long Island and his father is a well-known electrical contractor with roots in Ragged Island & San Salvador.

He is a 1987 graduate of Queen’s College High School, and in 1993 graduated from Barry University, Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. He has worked in the family business serving in various capacities, gaining knowledge in the retail, customer service, and construction industries to name a few.

Alex is also a member of the non-partisan Eastern Community Association and has served as Co-Chair on the Board of Directors for the Elizabeth Estates Family Life Centre. He is a member of The Remnant Tabernacle of Praise, Carmichael Road where he has served on the Finance Committee and Building Committee of the church and is a former Steward. He also attends Church of the Epiphany.

Alex entered frontline politics in 2009 after being elected unopposed as the Deputy Chairman of the Progressive Liberal Party and held the post until November of 2017 when he was made Deputy Chair Emeritus. In 2012 he was nominated as the party’s candidate for the Long Island seat. This was the first time the PLP contested the seat in 15 years and despite a spirited run, he was unsuccessful in claiming the seat. This led to him being appointed as a member of the Senate of the Bahamas by Prime Minister Perry G. Christie on May 21st 2012, serving until Parliament was dissolved in 2017. In July of 2012 he was appointed Chairman of The Bahamas Mortgage Corporation where he served until June of 2017. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority and is tasked with leading the Government’s rebuilding effort in the current declared disaster zones of Abaco and Grand Bahama.

He is married to Nadia nee Martin, and they are the proud parents of three children, Alexandra,
Alexander and Alyssa.

Mr.
Aarone
Sargent

Actg. Managing Director, DRA

Aarone Sargent is a Communications and Digital Media Strategist. He has spent years in various leadership capacities developing strategic communications for government entities, non-profits, and local campaigns. Mr. Sargent has developed and cultivated many skills throughout his career. He is highly versatile, analytical in thinking, and enjoys creating solutions that tackle issues and gaps throughout his career path.

Mr. Sargent currently serves as the Acting Managing Director of the Disaster Reconstruction Authority. The Disaster Reconstruction Authority is a government agency established in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Its mandate is to aid in the reconstruction efforts in the Grand Bahama and Abaco Disaster Zones. He is currently laying the groundwork for a new vision and structure on behalf of the Board of Directors. Before this role, Mr. Sargent served as Communications Manager at Hands for Hunger, a local Non-Profit Organization that focuses on cultivating solutions to end food insecurity in the Bahamas. Mr. Sargent also served as the Assistant General Manager for Public Relations & Information Technology at the Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation, a government agency geared towards facilitating ease of business in the agricultural, industrial, creative industries, and small business sectors.

Aarone enjoys being a part of developing solutions on national issues the Bahamas faces. He is also passionate about improving food insecurity issues; that is still prevalent amongst many Bahamians.

Mr. Sargent is an avid sportsman, having played amateur American football locally. He enjoys watching most sports, especially American football and Basketball.

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