|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, effective January 31, 2015.
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, 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.
“We are dedicated to identifying a leader who will continue to drive the vision of the organization,” said Goldstein. “During this search and transition process, we are well-positioned to continue to support our membership and the many activities we have underway around the world with the leadership of our talented executive team.”
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.