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Mercer executive joins HAL in human resources position

Margaret Durante - a strong focus on leading through change
Holland America Line appointed an executive from Mercer, the human resources giant where HAL president Orlando Ashford previously worked, as vp human resources. Margaret Durante also has responsibilities for other Carnival Corp. & plc brands, including Seabourn, Princess Cruises and P&O Australia.

Based at HAL headquarters in Seattle, Durante reports to Elana Siegel, svp human resources.

'Having worked more than 20 years in the field with a strong focus on leading through change, Margaret brings a wealth of expertise to our human resources team,' Siegel said.

Most recently Durante was the global head of human resources, health and benefits, at Mercer. She held strategic positions based in Los Angeles, Singapore, New York and Seattle.