He succeeds Vicki Freed, SVP sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, who chaired the committee in 2017.
Anderson will lead the committee consisting of senior leadership within the sales and marketing divisions of CLIA member lines. The group helps travel agencies and agents increase consumer, media and industry awareness about the merits of cruising and the association's commitment to safety, security, health and sustainability.
CLIA's Marla Phaneuf, VP industry relations, called Anderson an 'avid supporter of industry growth.'
Anderson leads Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection’s sales force. Previously he was SVP and general manager at Silversea Cruises, where he oversaw the American markets for four years.