Holland America Line’s Denella Ri’chard, senior director, trade communications and engagement, was named as one of The Network Journal’s ‘25 Influential Black Women in Business.’ Ri’chard, who also is a member of the cruise line’s Sales Leadership Team, was honoured by the magazine at a luncheon in New York City last week.
The Network Journal's 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards honours women whose professional achievements have significantly impacted an industry or profession and who also have made an important contribution to their community.
“Anyone who has met Denella can quickly see that she’s an incredible leader in our organization and throughout the cruise industry, and her dynamic personality certainly contributes to her success,” said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line’s president. “Congratulations on this well-deserved honour and being included in this incredible group of accomplished women.”
Ri’chard earned the award from TNJ for her contributions to the cruise industry, as well as her dedication to the South Florida community where she resides.
“I am proud, humbled and grateful to be selected among this group of influential and distinguished women who are being honored by The Network Journal,” said Ri’chard. “Thank you to TNJ for this incredible recognition and for bringing this powerful group of women together to celebrate excellence, diversity and inclusion.”
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.