Grand Circle Corporation Chairman Alan E. Lewis has announced that Michael J. Harrison, a former executive at Timberland and Proctor & Gamble, will be the company’s new president and COO.
A consumer marketing executive with more than 30 years of experience, Harrison was most recently employed with Timberland, where he held various positions including co-president and chief brand officer. Prior to Timberland, he worked as vice president (among other executive-level roles) with Proctor & Gamble in the U.S., Australia, Japan, and England.
At Grand Circle, Harrison will oversee the company's operations and financial performance, spearhead its 2017 plan, and help build a world class, traveler-centric organization. He will also lead Grand Circle's Executive Operating Group, which oversees a worldwide organization headquartered in Boston with more than 30 regional and overseas offices with over 3,000 employees, guides, and ship nautical and hospitality crew members.
Harrison received an MBA from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and received a BA/MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in England.