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Cindy D'Aoust has led CLIA for the past two years

Cindy D'Aoust is leaving CLIA helm

Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association, will be stepping down at the end of the year to focus on family priorities.

Transition plan

D’Aoust plans to remain in her role until a successor is identified and will help oversee the transition to a new leader. CLIA’s Global Executive Committee is developing a transition plan that will include a search for a new president and CEO.

'CLIA has been fortunate to have Cindy at the helm for the last two years but we respect her decision to focus on her family and wish her all the best,' said Arnold Donald, global chair, CLIA and president and CEO, Carnival Corp. & plc.

'It has been my honor to be a part of the CLIA family,' D'Aoust said. 'I have never worked in an industry that is more dedicated to ensuring it is providing the best possible experience, not just for its guests, but for the entire cruise community.'

Search firm

CLIA has retained the services of executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates.

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