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Tom Spina - fills a newly created role, director of business development (Photo: Anne Kalosh)

Tom Spina joins Carnival's Global Port & Destination Development Group

Tom Spina, a veteran of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and the New York City Economic Development Corp., has joined Carnival Corp. in a newly created role.

As director of business development in the Global Port & Destination Development Group headed by svp Giora Israel, he reports to David Candib, vp development and operations.

'Giora and I welcome Tom to the Carnival Corporation family today and look forward to having him become an integral part of our team as we continue to focus on port development initiatives on behalf of our 10 global brands,' Candib told Seatrade Cruise News.

Carnival envisions Spina will be calling on his experience both within the cruise industry and from his roles at the State University of New York Maritime College and at the US Coast Guard to provide valuable insight as the company prospects potential port projects and initiatives.

Until last autumn Spina was vp port operations for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, overseeing Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. He had joined Norwegian Cruise Line in summer 2013 as director, port finance and analysis.

Before that, he directed cruise operations for the New York City Economic Development Corp. for seven years. He is a USCG veteran.

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