Carnival Cruise Lines named Dolores L. Calicchio VP - shipboard human resources, effective March 31, 2014. Calicchio will report to Ruben Rodriguez, Carnival’s EVP - ship operations.
Calicchio will be responsible for developing, integrating and managing the cruise line’s core human resource strategy and functions for all shipboard hotel and marine personnel across Carnival’s 24-ship fleet. In addition, she will oversee the line’s recruiting efforts, crew training and certification, and compensation, benefits and crew welfare programs. In collaboration with the ship operations team, Calicchio also will oversee the continuing development of the Carnival Service Values fleetwide hospitality training program, as well as reinforce the line’s culture of safety and reliability.
Calicchio brings 15 years of senior-level experience to her new position. Most recently she was chief people officer at BAYADA Home Health Care, an $850 million, privately held home health care company with 22,000 employees. Prior to that, she worked at Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems for 10 years, most recently as VP - human resources. Calicchio also held top management positions at several large pharmaceutical companies, including Rhone-Poulenc and Merck & Company.
Calicchio served as the human resources chair for the United Way of Somerset County, N.J., as well as for The National GEM Consortium, a non-profit organization sponsored by Notre Dame University which raises funds for minority students pursuing higher education in math and science.
Calicchio holds a bachelor of science in biology from Kean College in New Jersey and a master of business in human resources leadership, education and technology from New York University.
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