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CLIA's svp strategic marketing bids farewell

Lorri Christou -- stint at CLIA was 'exciting and adventurous'
Lorri Christou, who led strategic marketing and communications as svp, is leaving Cruise Lines International Association after two years.

She's taking a new job as vp public relations and external affairs at Choice Hotels International and will continue to be based in the Washington, DC, area.

In a note to colleagues, Christou described her time at CLIA as 'exciting and adventurous.' She had joined the association in December 2014 after serving as evp at Edelman Public Relations in the Chicago office’s consumer marketing practice.

Christou considers Plan a Cruise Month her top accomplishment at CLIA.

'I’m proud of all the great work we’ve accomplished together to promote cruise travel and move the industry forward,' she said.

There was no immediate word about a successor.

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