CLIA's CEO Sets Sail on New Adventures

June 21 was a sad day for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as they accepted the resignation of Terry L. Dale, who has served as president and CEO since 2003.

Dale announced his intentions to the executive committee on June 21 and plans to leave his position in December.

"We are deeply saddened by Terry's decision," says Howard Frank, vice chairman of the board and COO of Carnival Corporation & plc and chairman of CLIA's executive committee. "He has led CLIA through major challenges during a period of extraordinary growth for the inudstry and has done an outstanding job in his leadership role."

Dale submitted his resignation acknowledging the pride he has felt working with CLIA. "I will surely miss the very talented and inspiring cruise line executives, executive partners and travel agent members...But, just as cruising is all about adventure and life-changing experiences, it is time that I set sail on a new voyage of my own."

Under Dale's leadership, CLIA successfully merged with ICCL and assisted in the relocation from New York to Fort Lauderdale.

A successor has not yet been named but Frank said that CLIA is initiating a search for one.

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