Charles (Bud) Darr, formerly of the U.S. Coast Guard, has been named director of environmental and health programs for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Darr will be responsible for all aspects of the cruise industry’s environmental and health matters including chairing CLIA’s environmental and medical Committees and serving as industry liaison to various international organizations.
“Environmental concerns and health issues are two top priorities for the cruise industry,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Bud Darr, who has already distinguished himself across a broad range of related activities, to the CLIA team and we look forward to his leadership in these areas.”
Prior to joining CLIA, Darr served as deputy chief of the Coast Guard Office of Maritime and International Law, where his responsibilities included international law development and implementation, vessel inspections, environmental crimes, environmental response and other areas.
He joined the Coast Guard in 1993 after graduating cum laude from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Darr is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most recently, he was selected as the Federal Bar Association’s 2009 Transportation Security Lawyer of the Year.