Officers & Executives

CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC

Biography PhotoMicky Arison
Chairman of the Board
Micky Arison grew up in the cruise business and spent the better part of two decades learning it from the ground up before being appointed chairman in 1990.

Mr. Arison began in the sales department at Carnival Cruise Lines and worked his way up becoming reservations manager in 1974. He became vice president of passenger traffic in 1976, and just three years later, Mr. Arison was named president.

In 1987, Carnival went public, raising $400 million for future expansion, and by early 1989, Mr. Arison engineered the acquisition of the venerable Holland America Line. The purchase also included Windstar Cruises and Westours (now Holland America Princess Tours), a leading Alaska tour operator, giving Carnival entrée to the premium segment of the cruise industry.

Over the next several years, Carnival Corporation acquired brands in various other markets including ultra-luxury Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line, as well as contemporary European operator Costa Cruises, the region’s number one cruise line.

In April 2003, Mr. Arison spearheaded the transaction combining Carnival Corporation’s six cruise operators with the brands of P&O Princess Cruises, creating a truly global cruise operator with the leading cruise brands in both North America and Europe.

Mr. Arison’s contributions to the cruise industry have been recognized worldwide. Some of his honors include being named “Officer of the French Legion of Honor” – the country’s highest civilian honor – by then French President Jacques Chirac, as well as receiving the insignia of “Onorificenza al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the president of Italy, which confers that country's highest title on a civilian.

Mr. Arison has been chairman of the board of directors since 1990 and a director since 1987. He became a director and chairman of the board of directors of Carnival plc in April 2003. He was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation from 1979 to July 2013 and was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival plc from 2003 to July 2013.

Biography PhotoArnold W. Donald
President and Chief Executive Officer
Arnold W. Donald has been a director of Carnival Corporation since 2001 and a director of Carnival plc since 2003. Mr. Donald has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc since July 2013. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Executive Leadership Council, a professional network of African-American executives of major U.S. companies, from 2010 to June 2012. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International from 2006 to 2008. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Donald was the Chairman of the Board of Merisant Company, a manufacturer and marketer of tabletop sweetener products, including the Equal® and Canderel® brands. From 2000 to 2003, he was also the Chief Executive Officer of Merisant Company. From 1998 to 2000, he was Senior Vice-President of Monsanto Company, a company which develops agricultural products and consumer goods, and President of its nutrition and consumer sector. Prior to that, he was President of Monsanto Company's agricultural sector. He has been a member of the boards of directors of Bank of America Corporation since January 2013 and Crown Holdings, Inc. since July 1999. He was a member of the board of The Laclede Group, Inc. from January 2003 to January 2014, Oil-Dri Corporation of America from December 1997 to January 2013 and The Scotts Company from March 2000 to January 2009.

Biography PhotoDavid Bernstein
Chief Financial Officer
David Bernstein has been chief financial officer for Carnival Corporation & plc since 2007. In this capacity, Bernstein oversees all accounting, planning, treasury, insurance, tax and investor relations functions, as well as global casino operations.

Bernstein joined the Corporate organization as vice president and treasurer in July 2003 after serving as chief financial officer of the company’s Cunard and Seabourn operating unit for five years.

Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & plc, he spent seven years at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. where he held various financial posts, including assistant treasurer, assistant controller and director of corporate planning.

Bernstein received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983.

Biography PhotoAlan B. Buckelew
Chief Operations Officer
Alan Buckelew has been chief operations officer of Carnival Corporation & plc since December 2013. In this capacity, Buckelew is responsible for oversight of all maritime and port operations around the world and group collaborative functions, including information technology; group strategy and global operations; ship retrofits; newbuilds; research and development; risk advisory; and quality assurance. Additionally, Buckelew has oversight of Carnival Asia, with responsibility for coordinating all our brand and related activities in that part of the world.

Previously, he served as chief executive officer of Princess Cruises from 2007 to November 2013, and as the line’s president from 2004 to November 2013. Prior to that he was executive vice president of corporate services from 2000 to 2007. Buckelew also served as chief operating officer of Cunard from 2004 to 2007.Before being appointed president of Princess Cruises, Buckelew was the company’s executive vice president of corporate services, a position he was appointed to in 2000. Responsible for strategic planning, marketing and yield management, he also served as chief information officer and chief financial officer.

Buckelew began his career as manager of management information for Sitmar Cruises in 1977. Rising through the ranks of the company with increasing responsibility for a wide array of areas, Buckelew was appointed senior vice president of corporate planning in 1984. When Sitmar was acquired by Princess Cruises, he was placed in charge of the company’s reservations and data processing departments. During his career at Princess, he has held the positions of senior vice president of corporate services, senior vice president of customer service, and senior vice president of corporate services and yield management.

Buckelew received his MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).

Biography PhotoJulia M. Brown
Chief Procurement Officer
In March of 2015, Carnival Corporation & plc named Julia M. Brown to the newly created role of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) overseeing strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.

As part of this new role, Brown works closely with the company's nine brands and their support groups to strategically procure goods and services to further strengthen the company's supplier relationships and leverage its global scale.

Brown most recently served as Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President of Global Procurement for Mondelēz International and with Kraft as Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President of Global Procurement.

Brown began her career in procurement at Procter & Gamble in Toronto, Canada and has worked for numerous global companies including Clorox, Diageo and Gillette.

Brown holds an honors Bachelor's of Commerce degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Biography PhotoVice Admiral William R. Burke (Ret.)
Chief Maritime Officer
William Burke, retired Vice Admiral, joined Carnival Corporation & plc in December of 2013, as the Chief Maritime Officer, where he heads the Maritime Policy Department, which is responsible for driving the company’s commitment to safety.
A native of Hornell, N.Y., Burke graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and completed a Master of Business Administration at Marymount University. He earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and is also a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar 21 Program in International Politics.
Burke served on five submarines including command of USS Toledo (SSN 769). He commanded Submarine Squadron Two from July 2001 to July 2003.
His Washington D.C. assignments include tours in the Attack Submarine Division, Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, Joint Chiefs of Staff directorate for Combating Terrorism, Navy Warfighting Assessments Branch, and as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations.
Burke’s flag assignments include Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Commander, Task Force 73/Commander Navy Region Singapore; Director, Assessment Division, Director, Quadrennial Defense Review, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems.

Biography PhotoLarry Freedman
Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Larry Freedman, joined Carnival Corporation & plc in April 1998 as Controller, and, in July 2007, he was named Chief Accounting Officer. Freedman is responsible for the company’s corporate-wide U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards accounting and financial reporting.

Prior to joining Carnival, Freedman spent three years overseeing the financial operations of Puradyn Filter Technologies, Inc., a Boynton Beach, Fla.-based public company. Prior to then, he spent 21 years with the South Florida office of Ernst & Young and its predecessor Arthur Young & Company and was admitted to the firm’s partnership in 1986.

Freedman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1973. He is a Florida certified public accountant.

Biography PhotoRoger Frizzell
Chief Communications Officer
Roger Frizzell joined Carnival Corporation & plc as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Chief Communications Officer on June 24, 2013.

Frizzell serves as Carnival Corporation’s chief communications officer, handling all corporate-level communications and public relations activities for the world's largest cruise company, which is the parent company of ten global cruise lines providing extraordinary vacations at exceptional value for millions of people around the world. He has responsibility for corporation’s local, state and federal governmental relations and the Carnival Foundation. Frizzell reports to Arnold W. Donald, President & Chief Executive Officer for Carnival Corporation.

Prior to Carnival Corporation, Frizzell was vice president of corporate communications and chief communications officer for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco. During the course of his 30-year career, Frizzell has served as Vice President of Corporate Communications & Advertising at American Airlines for nearly a decade, and has held high-level communications positions at Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies and AT&T. He also played a leading communications role in the successful effort to keep wrestling in the Olympics.

Frizzell and his teams have won more than 150 awards, including the National Golden Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators and PR Week’s Corporate Public Relations Team of the Year. Frizzell was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame in 2011 and named by the Holmes Report as one of the top chief communications officers in the public relations industry.

Frizzell is a Distinguished Alumni at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a four-time NCAA All-American in wrestling and an Academic All-American. He is married and has five children.

Biography PhotoJosh Leibowitz
Chief Strategy Officer
In October 2013, Josh Leibowitz joined as Chief Strategy Officer where he oversees strategic sourcing, cross-brand marketing & loyalty, group strategy and Carnival’s casino operations.
Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation from the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., where he served as its managing partner of the Miami office and a leader in the firm’s work in data and channel management.
Prior to joining McKinsey he was a managing director at Idealab, where he ran early stage e-commerce companies. Josh began his career as an entrepreneur founding retail, wholesale and e-commerce businesses.
Leibowitz received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997, as a Baker Scholar and a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993, Phi Beta Kappa.

Biography PhotoJerry Montgomery
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jerry Montgomery joined Carnival Corporation & plc in March of 2011, as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing corporate human resource management strategies across our worldwide organization, which includes offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & plc, Montgomery was the president and founder of the Orlando Strategy Group, a consulting firm focused on labor relations, human resources, corporate social responsibility and sustainability programs. Prior to founding the Orlando Strategy Group, Montgomery served The Walt Disney Company throughout a 30 year career in progressive human resources, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility roles.

He is an active volunteer and community contributor and served as the vice chairman of the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District, appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. He presently is the Chairman of the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

He graduated from Harvard with his Bachelors of Arts degree, and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.

Biography PhotoArnaldo Perez
General Counsel and Secretary
Arnaldo Perez joined Carnival Corporation in July 1992 as assistant general counsel. He was promoted to acting general counsel and secretary of Carnival Corporation in 1995 and in 1996 he was named general counsel, responsible for the legal affairs of Carnival Corporation & plc.

Prior to joining Carnival, Perez was a partner at Weil, Lucio, Mandler, Croland & Steele of Miami.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Miami in 1982 and a Juris Doctor (JD) from Columbia University in 1985.



AIDA CRUISES 


Biography PhotoMichael Ungerer
President
Michael Ungerer has been Chief Executive Officer of AIDA Cruises since July 2012. From July 2004 to June 2012, he served as AIDA Cruises’ Senior Vice President Operations, responsible for marine operations, new builds, guest services, shoreside operations, entertainment and purchasing. From February 1997 to June 2004, he was Vice President of Guest Services, and played an important role in product development, as well as safeguarding and further developing AIDA Cruises’ high quality standards.

Prior to joining AIDA Cruises, Ungerer held various positions in the marine tourism and hotel business sectors, having held management roles with Norwegian Cruise Line and the Sonesta and Ritz-Carlton hotel chains.

He studied Business Management in Innsbruck and at the London Business School as well as Hotel & Tourism Management at Klessheim Castle near Salzburg.



CARNIVAL AUSTRALIA


Biography PhotoAnn Sherry AO
Chief Executive Officer
Ann Sherry was appointed CEO of Carnival Australia in July 2007 following a diverse career in banking and public sector. Sherry has played a leadership role in the expansion of the Australian cruise industry including the growth of P&O Cruises’ fleet and the Australian customer base across all Carnival brands.

Recruited to Westpac in 1994, Sherry commenced a 13-year career with the organization. Her first eight years with Westpac spanned senior leadership roles within the HR and public affairs functions, and working through key acquisitions (including Challenge Bank and Bank of Melbourne). Sherry's success as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Melbourne led to her appointment as Chief Executive of the New Zealand and Pacific banking business. Sherry made a powerful impact in the New Zealand operation, resuscitating the brand in business and retail sectors, as well as turning staff morale around and delivering a real and highly visible Westpac presence in a tightly congested, diverse and participant-rich financial services market.

In addition to her business contributions, Sherry instituted some major cultural initiatives at Westpac. In particular, Westpac became an industry leader as a result of the paid maternity-leave policy and the focus on women in business.

She has also been instrumental in initiating and delivering an internationally renowned CSR program at Westpac. Sherry was awarded a Cententary Medal in 2003 by the Australian Government and then awarded an Order of Australia in 2004.



CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE


Biography PhotoChristine Duffy
President
Christine Duffy began serving as president of Carnival Cruise Line on February 1, 2015, after spending four years as president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association, the trade association representing the more than $35 billion global cruise industry.
At the helm of the world’s largest and most popular cruise line, Duffy oversees 43,000 employees and 24 cruise ships that carry 4.5 million passengers annually from homeports throughout North America and Australia.
Duffy also spent 10 years at Maritz Travel Company where she served six years as president and CEO, managing a business with more than $600 million in revenue and working with a variety of Fortune 500 corporations on their corporate meetings, events and incentive travel programs.
She serves on various travel industry boards including U.S. Travel Association, the international foundation board for Meeting Professionals International (MPI), advisory board for Starwood Hotels, and the board of directors for Visit Florida. In 2001, she founded MPI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, which delivered research and programs to help women in the industry advance in their careers. Duffy is also a member of The Committee of 200, an organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders that supports, celebrates and advances women's leadership in business and works to ensure that women will continue to take on more significant and visible leadership roles.
Duffy has been recognized for her industry and community leadership. In 2007, she was inducted into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders. Corporate Meetings and Incentives chose her as one of the “Top 10 Women Leaders in the Meeting Industry,” and Meetings News magazine named her one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry” four times. She received the New York Councils’ Boy Scouts of America Ninth Annual Distinguished Women of the Year award in 2001.



CARNIVAL UK


Biography PhotoDavid K. Dingle
Chairman
David Dingle was appointed Chairman of Carnival UK in October 2014. In this capacity, he has full operating responsibility for the UK-based brands P&O Cruises and Cunard. Prior to this, he served as CEO of Carnival UK from June 2007 to September 2014.

Dingle joined P&O Cruises (UK) in 1978 where, after holding a series of commercial positions, he became managing director in 2000. At the time of the merger of P&O Princess Cruises plc and the Carnival Corporation in April 2003, he became managing director of Carnival UK.

Dingle is past chairman of The UK Chamber of Shipping and the European Cruise Council and continues to serve on the boards of both groups. In 2009, he joined the board of the European Community Shipowners Association. He has previously served as a director of the Association of British Travel Agents and The UK Passenger Shipping Association. He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House and was awarded a CBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours.

Dingle attended Jesus College, Cambridge, where he attained a Master of Arts in Classics.

Biography PhotoDavid Noyes
Chief Executive Officer
David Noyes was appointed CEO of Carnival UK in October 2014, with full operating responsibility for the UK-based brands Cunard Line and P&O Cruises. Prior to that, he held the post of Executive Vice President Operations since joining the company in April 2011.

Prior to joining Carnival UK, Mr. Noyes was Chief Executive of Gray Dawes, an independent business travel management company, where he was responsible for successfully implementing a turn round of the business. He spent 20 years of his career with British Airways holding various senior positions, on the Commercial side heading up BA’s sales and marketing in both the USA and UK: on the Operational side as Director Customer Services, heading up BA’s operation at Heathrow and leading BA’s successful Terminal 5 transformational programme called “Fit for Five”. Mr. Noyes also served as chairman of BA’s subsidiary regional airlines, Brymon and Cityflyer.



COSTA GROUP


Biography PhotoMichael Thamm
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Thamm has been chief executive officer of Costa Group since July 2012. In this capacity, he has full responsibility for AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises. He previously served as president of AIDA Cruises from 2004 to 2012 and Senior Vice President Operations of AIDA Cruises from 1993 to 2004.

Prior to joining AIDA Cruises, he held various management positions within the cargo shipping division of Deutsche Seereederei (DSR).

Thamm, who holds a master's degree in Economics, is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Cruise Council (ECC), which represents the interests of the world's most important shipping lines in Europe. He was named North European Cruise Personality of the Year 2011, an award selected by Seatrade and V. Ships. In March 2012, the international cruise associations ECC and Cruise Lines International Association appointed Thamm spokesman for the cruise industry in Germany.



FATHOM 


Biography PhotoTara Russell
President of fathom & Global Impact Lead of Carnival Corporation & plc
Tara Russell is the president of fathom, a social impact company that offers a new category of travel, and global impact lead of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest travel and leisure company.

Russell generated the idea for fathom in 2013, and led research, design and development of the brand, business model and experience from January 2014 to launch in June 2015. She now leads the fathom team as it offers a unique experience to purpose-driven travelers who desire authentic, meaningful social impact opportunities. fathom provides the opportunity to immerse in another culture and community, and systematically work alongside that community to make relevant contributions that endure. fathom is the newest addition to Carnival Corporation, which is also the world’s largest cruise company with nine global cruise lines providing extraordinary vacations at exceptional value for nearly 11 million people around the world every year. Russell has responsibility for fathom and the corporation’s global impact programs and reports to Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation.

Prior to Carnival Corporation, Russell was Founder and CEO of Create Common Good (CCG, www.createcommongood.org), a non-profit social enterprise that provides training and employment to refugees and a wide variety of other populations with barriers to employment. Russell created CCG in 2008 in order to use food to change lives by empowering for self-sufficiency through a creative food-production social enterprise production model. CCG has delivered more than 100,000 job training hours, with an average employment success outcome of more than 90 percent, and returned more than $18 million back into the community via graduate earned wages. The organization’s noteworthy work to promote healthy eating habits through snack and grab & go production recently earned grants from Newman’s Own Foundation and the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health. Russell is currently Chairman of the Board for CCG.

In 2007, Russell was part of the founding team of Jitasa, a for-profit social venture that provides affordable financial services to the non-profit industry and has become a profitable, global enterprise serving hundreds of global social sector enterprises, including Boy Scouts of America and many other large, scalable impact entities. Jitasa is a certified B-Corporation with offices in the US, Thailand and Bosnia.

Prior to this, Russell spent four years in Thailand, where she offered pro bono small business development training to nongovernmental organizations. Russell also co-founded NightLight, an international organization that addresses the complex issues surrounding trafficking and prostitution by offering alternative employment, vocational opportunities, life-skills training and physical, emotional and spiritual development to women seeking freedom from human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Russell started her career with a number of Fortune 500 companies, including roles in product development with Nike; technical sales and marketing at Intel; and engineering and manufacturing with General Motors. While at Intel, she was selected for the Emerging Leaders program and had the opportunity to work with the executive team. During her four years with GM, she was chosen to represent Saturn Corporation in the Shanghai GM New Vehicle Build & Launch Project in 1999 in China. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In 2014, Russell was invited by the World Economic Forum to join their global leader community and to be a Founding Curator for a Global Shapers World Economic Forum Community. She sits on a number of community and advisory boards, including St. Luke’s Health System and Boise State Venture College, and has spoken about social enterprise and impact innovation internationally. Russell is a PRAXIS Fellow, was nominated for an Eisenhower Fellowship, and is a published travel writer. She has received a variety of awards and honors, including: Tribute to Women in Idaho Industry Award; Entrepreneur of the Year by Boise Chamber of Commerce; Accomplished Under 40 award from Idaho Business Review; Atlas Holdings Inaugural Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Partner; and Non-Profit of the Year Award for Create Common Good from Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce. She is married with two children.



HOLLAND AMERICA GROUP


Biography PhotoStein Kruse
Chief Executive Officer
Stein Kruse has been Chief Executive Officer of the Holland America Group since December 2013. In this capacity, he has full operating responsibility of Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn and Holland America Princess Alaska Tours. He was president and chief executive officer of Holland America Line from 2004 to November 2013.

Kruse joined Holland America Line in 1999 as senior vice president, fleet operations with overall responsibility for all Holland America Line's operations. Kruse joined Holland America Line from "K" Line America, where he was senior vice president and chief financial officer. He also oversaw financial activities in seven U.S. subsidiary companies for the global Japanese shipping company and served on the company’s board of directors.

Prior to that, Kruse held several executive positions in the cruise industry. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and president and CEO for Seven Seas Cruise Line.

He is a former vice chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and presently serves as a director on the board of the United States Coast Guard Foundation and on the board of governors of the World Trade Center Seattle. Kruse, a native of Oslo, Norway, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.



HOLLAND AMERICA LINE


Biography PhotoOrlando Ashford
President
Orlando Ashford joined Holland America Line as president on December 1, 2014, to lead the award-winning cruise line's brand and business, including its fleet of 15 premium vessels carrying approximately 850,000 guests annually to all seven continents.

Ashford will oversee Holland America Line’s sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy. He will report to Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse and will be part of the Group’s executive leadership team alongside brand leaders Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises; Richard Meadows, president of Seabourn and president of Cunard North America; and Ann Sherry AO, chief executive officer, Carnival Australia.

Prior to his role at Mercer, Ashford served as senior vice president, chief human resources and communications officer of Mercer's parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies. He also has held several other leadership roles during the course of his career, including group director of human resources for 90 countries in Eurasia and Africa for the Coca-Cola Company and vice president Corporate Center human resources and cultural transformation. Previously he was vice president of global human resources strategy and organizational development for Motorola, Inc. where he helped modernize the human resources function for the global tech leader.

Ashford’s recently published book, Talentism, addresses the global disconnect between available jobs – more than one-third of employers worldwide cannot fill all available jobs – and the estimated 202 million eligible workers who are unemployed worldwide. Ashford examines how technology and human networks can help bridge the skills gap, improve business performance, and lead to the betterment of society at large.

Ashford is on the Board of Directors for a global manufacturing company ITT Corporation. He is among the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 2013 and 2014 “Directorship 100,” and has been honored as a Purdue University School of Technology Distinguished Alumnus. An active community supporter, he is on the Board of Directors for the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders, and for Streetwise Partners, an organization that brings together low-income individuals and volunteer business professionals to develop workplace skills and employment networks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Industrial Technology from Purdue University. Ashford will relocate from the New York City area to the Holland America Line headquarters office in Seattle.



PRINCESS CRUISES


Biography PhotoJan Swartz
President
Jan Swartz was appointed President of Princess Cruises in November 2013, after more than 15 years working with the cruise line. Prior to this, she served as executive vice president overseeing the line’s sales, marketing and customer service operations, a position she held since 2009. In this role, she directed many of the line’s key operations including domestic and international sales efforts, consumer and trade marketing and communications initiatives, market planning and yield management functions, and customer service activities for both travel agents and consumers.

From 2004 to November 2013, Swartz served as senior vice president of customer service and sales for both Princess and Cunard Line. From 2001 to 2004 she served as Princess Cruises’ vice president of strategy and business development.

Swartz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English from the University of Virginia.



 SEABOURN & CUNARD NORTH AMERICA


Biography PhotoRichard Meadows
President
Richard Meadows holds dual positions with sister brands as President of both Seabourn and Cunard – North America.

As President of Seabourn, Meadows has overall executive responsibility and leads all business and global operations for the award-winning luxury cruise line. He has held this position since 2011, when the company moved its headquarters to Seattle from Miami.

In 2014, he was appointed an additional leadership role as President of Cunard – North America, and assumed operating responsibility for the iconic Cunard brand throughout the North American continent.

Prior to his appointment at Cunard, Meadows was in a dual-capacity role, serving as both President of Seabourn and Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Guest Programs of Holland America Line, where he had global revenue responsibility.

Meadows is a seasoned cruise industry executive, having held a number of key positions at numerous Carnival Corporation & plc brands during his lenghty tenure with the company. Among his previous roles, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seabourn, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Carnival Corporation, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Windstar Cruises, a former subsidiary of Holland America Line. He also served as Director of Sales for Carnival Cruise Lines, beginning his career with Carnival Corporation in 1985.

An active advocate for the cruise and travel industries, Meadows is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in North America, and is a frequent speaker at industry forums and events. In the Seattle area, he was appointed by former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire to the Washington State Tourism Commission, and he has served on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Repertory Theatre.


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