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CLIA to consolidate US offices in Washington, DC

Anne Kalosh
Christine Duffy - CLIA will bring all functions under one roof in new DC location
Update: Adds staffing numbers. Cruise Lines International Association plans to consolidate its US offices in 2015 and will move its Arlington, Va., and Florida operations into one location in Washington, DC.

CLIA's Arlington office has focused on advocacy, technical and regulatory affairs, communications and organizational operations, while the Fort Lauderdale office supported travel agent members and executive partners.

'To better serve our members, CLIA will bring all functions under one roof in Washington, DC,' CLIA president and ceo Christine Duffy announced late Wednesday.

The Arlington staff will relocate to a new office in Washington in mid-January. Operations in the Fort Lauderdale location will conclude in the spring. Some Florida staff have been asked to consider a transfer to Washington, some will work for CLIA remotely and others will transition out of the association.

Duffy expressed 'great appreciation and regard' for the Fort Lauderdale team and their dedication to CLIA members. She said the association will be providing support to them throughout the transition.

Currently 11 people work in Fort Lauderdale. When the new Washington office is established, it will number 45 people.

The consolidation will be overseen by a new hire, Cindy D’Aoust, as evp membership and operations.