She will be responsible for overall sales efforts for North America with a focus on elite key accounts.
22 years with Carnival Cruise Line
Whitener joins after 22 years with Carnival Cruise Line.
'Many of our travel advisor partners across North America know her well and understand what a professional she is,' said Steve Smotrys, VP global sales, Seabourn. He added: 'Wendy is a pivotal addition to our overall leadership team as we continue to grow the dedicated Seabourn North America sales team.'
Strategic accounts experience
Whitener was senior director of strategic partnerships for Carnival since 2013, managing a portfolio of the largest strategic accounts. She joined Carnival in 1999 and worked her way up through various roles onboard and in sales.