Carrine Todman-Lewis was conferred a Doctor of Business Administration degree specializing in Leadership from Walden University. Her research entailed exploring strategies used by tourism and hospitality leaders for crisis preparedness of U.S.-based travel destinations.

Crisis preparedness is integral to improving outcomes and limiting the consequences of major natural and human-caused disasters that affect tourism.

The social impact of Todman-Lewis’ research encompasses improving the safety perceptions of tourist destinations after a crisis and keeping individuals and communities safe when people travel for business or pleasure.

Todman-Lewis was formally recognized in a schoolwide commencement and doctoral hooding ceremony on July 15 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Todman-Lewis is the wife of Lorin Lewis and daughter of Cynthia Rosalind Todman of St. Thomas. She is a 2005 graduate of The George Washington University with a Master of Tourism Administration degree in Events and Meetings Management and a 2000 graduate of the University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas campus, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Marketing specialization. In addition, Todman-Lewis is a member of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Class of 1995, where she graduated among the top of her class.

Todman-Lewis lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., where she provides event strategy and consultative services to the federal and local governments and association clients, which include a Top 100 small-business enterprise.