Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced today that its Global Executive Committee has announced that Cindy D’Aoust will head the organization as President & CEO after serving in an acting role since December 2014.
D’Aoust brings more than 2 decades of experience in the hospitality and travel industries, including a leadership position at Meeting Professionals International, where she served as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing global operations, marketing and member services. She held other senior roles with Maxvantage and Maritz Travel.
“Cindy has proven to be an extremely valuable and knowledgeable member of our executive team. Her extensive experience in the hospitality and travel industries, combined with her leadership skills and passion for the cruise industry, made her the right person to guide our global industry association on an exciting journey forward.” said Adam M. Goldstein, Global CLIA Chairman and RCCL President & COO.
In the role, D’Aoust will direct CLIA’s global team to unify, represent, advocate and promote the common interests of the organization’s members and the global cruise industry. Among her top priorities are the commitment to unite the industry and create a stronger voice in promoting cruise travel.
“I am honoured to take on the official role of President & CEO of CLIA, representing cruise lines, travel agencies and agents, and executive partners across the globe” said D’Aoust. “CLIA is a strong and well-respected organization with an impressive global team. Now more than ever, it is important for the cruise industry to collaborate and create a stronger global voice. I look forward to building on the organization’s current success and delivering on our mission to be the unified global organization that helps our members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community.
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