Cristobal Marte Hoffiz has been re-elected as North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) President.
The Dominican Republic official, who has served as NORCECA President since 2001, was re-elected unanimously during a virtual Congress.
Marte Hoffiz is currently the first executive vice-president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
He is the latest volleyball official to be re-elected as President of a continental body, following Aleksandar Boričić winning the recent European Volleyball Confederation election and Rafael Lloreda securing another term as South American Volleyball Confederation head.
The Congress saw Cuba’s Ariel Sainz confirmed as first vice-president on a four-year term, with the British Virgin Islands’ Sabinah Clement set to serve as second vice-president.
Guatemala’s Enrique Santis will act as NORCECA secretary general, with Wilbur Harrigan from Antigua and Barbuda confirmed as treasurer.
Three-time Olympic champion Alejandrina Mireya Luis Hernandez was elected as a NORECA vice-president and as chair of the newly-created NORCECA Athletes’ Commission.
Each of NORCECA’s four zonal associations - the Caribbean, Eastern Caribbean, North Central and Central American Associations - were required to submit three candidates.
The three candidates must include one woman, one indoor volleyball player and one beach volleyball athlete.
"NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz trusted that each of NORCECA’s four zones would present their best volleyball and beach volleyball talent for this important commission," Hernandez said.
"Through the NORCECA Athletes’ Commission, we will seek to ensure the voices of our athletes are heard and their feedback taken into account.
"I am very excited for this new opportunity and know that, with everyone’s support, we will achieve our goals and continue the development of volleyball in the region."
Puerto Rico Olympic Committee secretary general Carlos José Beltrá was named as NORECA honorary vice-president at the Congress.
FIVB President Ary Graça and Luis Mejía Oviedo, President of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee and Centro Caribe Sports, also spoke at the meeting.
Graça said the FIVB has approved a total of 64 projects from 2017 to 2020 through the FIVB development projects platform, with a total investment of more than $1.3 million (£1 million/€1.1 million).
He also highlighted the backing provided through the FIVB Athletes’ Relief Support Fund, which was established amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"Since 2017 we have supported the Dominican Republic women’s national volleyball team with a coach and support staff," Graça said.
"In 2019, the Dominican Republic won the NORCECA Women's Continental Championship, beating the USA in five thrilling sets.
"And this team has now qualified for the Olympic Games and are ranked ninth in the FIVB rankings, this is an incredible achievement.
"I would also like to give you an example of equipment support.
"We provided Mexico with an indoor volleyball court floor, which helped the country successfully host the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women's Under 20 World Championship.
"And following an open bidding process, we recently awarded Mexico the rights to host the FIVB Women's Under 18 Volleyball World Championships."
The virtual Congress was held in the 50th anniversary year of the establishment of NORCECA.