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January 19, 2015

CLIA Announces Transition Plan Following Christine Duffy's Departure




Adam Goldstein, global CLIA chairman and president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will serve as the official spokesperson in the interim.
Adam Goldstein, global CLIA chairman and president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will serve as the official spokesperson in the interim. 

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the transition plan for the organization following the departure of Christine Duffy, president and CEO, to become president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Duffy, a coalition member of the Meetings Mean Business campaign, will assume her new role on February 1.

In the interim, newly appointed global CLIA chairman Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will serve as the official spokesperson for the organization. Cindy D’Aoust, EVP of membership and operations (and late of MPI), will assume and oversee the management of U.S. operations and the leadership teams in the Washington, DC, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, offices. 

CLIA has retained the services of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to lead the search for a new president and CEO.

In addition to D’Aoust, the senior executive team in the Washington, DC office includes Thomas Fischetti, CFO; Charles (Bud) Darr, SVP, technical and regulatory affairs; Michael McGarry, SVP, public affairs; and Lorri Christou, SVP, strategic marketing and communications.

Global CLIA association leaders include Dr. Raphael von Heereman, secretary general of CLIA Europe effective February 15, 2015; Marco Ferraz, president of CLIA ABREMAR-Brazil; Greg Wirtz, president of CLIA North West & Canada; and Brett Jardine, general manager of CLIA Australasia. CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia are managed by MCI, an outside association management firm, under the direction of CLIA North Asia Chair Dr. Zinan Liu, managing director, China and Asia, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd; and CLIA Southeast Asia Chair Ann Sherry, CEO, Carnival Australia.

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