Seabourn has announced the appointment of Brian Badura as director of public relations and strategic initiatives. Badura will oversee all communications and public relations efforts on behalf of the cruise line, including the upcoming launches of two new ships, Seabourn Encore and Seabourn Ovation, scheduled to debut in late 2016 and spring 2018.
Previously, Badura served as a Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed in various locations stateside and overseas. Nearly 15 years in the role, he oversaw significant media events, including ship deployments and homecomings of interest to international, national and local media. He has worked with organizations that include Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan; U.S. Second Fleet, Norfolk; Navy Region Europe/Africa/Southwest Asia, Naples, Italy; and Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet, Naples.
Badura got his start in public relations in 2001 as a Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Navy in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. For more than six years, he was responsible for a variety of roles, including media relations, crisis communication, news production, and staff supervision. His experience also includes serving as a Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, and as Director of Public Affairs at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.