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Boeing high-flier Donna Hrinak takes SVP role at Royal Caribbean Group

Donna Hrinak will lead government relations, communications and public relations functions, reporting directly to Richard Fain
Donna Hrinak joined Royal Caribbean Group as senior vice president of corporate affairs.

Hrinak, former corporate vice president, The Boeing Co., and president, Boeing Canada, Latin America & Caribbean, will lead the Group's government relations, communications and public relations functions. She brings vast experience in global regulatory policy, multicultural negotiations, coalition leadership and international business transformation to augment Royal Caribbean's government affairs team. 

'As a global company touching every continent, we are used to making our way in a complicated world. But these last few months have reminded us, more than ever, just how challenging that world is,' Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said. 'Donna will provide her decades of experience in navigating the complexities of regulatory and cultural ecosystems to enable us to continue to build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with countries and organizations everywhere we operate.'

Faciltating communication with broad array of stakeholders

Reporting directly to Fain, Hrinak will provide counsel and facilitate communication among a broad array of stakeholders, including port authorities, coastal community leadership, government representatives, environmental advocates, scientific and marine leaders and others.

'As with other industries I've represented, thoughtful and respectful travel promotes economic development, multicultural understanding and global perspective for all entities involved,' Hrinak said. 'I look forward to assisting Royal Caribbean Group strengthen its business position throughout the world.'

Hrinak has designed and led strategies to confront an increasingly complicated global regulatory environment and guided executives in evaluating the business, political and economic risks involved in global operations. She has worked collaboratively with a range of international coalitions and agencies, including the World Health Organization. 

PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, US ambassador

Prior to Boeing, Hrinak held executive positions in global, Latin American and European public affairs at PepsiCo and at Kraft Foods. In addition, she served as US ambassador to Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic during the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations.

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