Access Accelerator Team
Meet Our Executive Director
Ms. Samantha Rolle holds the position of Executive Director at Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre (A)². Having served as the immediate past A² Director of External Relations she spent most of her tenure as the principal government and industry liaison, advocacy strategist, and external affairs officer, responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with relevant regulatory agencies, corporate and community partners prior to her recent appointment.
As an accomplished professional with more than 15 years of experience, Samantha is known for her driving performance, maximizing operational excellence and project management. She most recently served as a Manager in Risk Advisory and Consulting at one of the “Big Four” firms, where she led the regulatory risk and governance service line.
Prior to that, Samantha was the Programme Manager in the Economic Development and Planning Unit with the Government of The Bahamas, responsible for the management, process and activities of the National Development Plan. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with multilateral organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and the World Bank. She led teams on national initiatives such as the Caribbean Growth Forum.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the College of Saint Benedict and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development from Barry University. Over the years, Samantha has earned several distinctions including the Certified International Project Manager from the American Academy of Project Management.
Samantha fulfilled the responsibility of leadership roles in both professional and non–profit organizations including the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants and other Community Outreach Initiatives.
Board of Directors
Lorne Basden, Chairman
Een Colebrooke, Deputy Chairman
Nia Bethel-Sears, Board Member
Nolan Carey, Board Member
Dr. Randy Forbes, Board Member
Jayel Gibson, Board Member
James Julmis, Board Member
Tadd Martin, Board Member
Creighton Moxey, Board Member
Dr. Marlo Murphy-Braynen, Board Member
Antoinette Russell, Board Member
Mark Turnquest, Board Member
Charnette Thompson, Board Member
Loretta Butler-Turner, Consultant to the Prime Minister