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CLIA's Donnie Brown promoted to SVP global maritime policy

Donnie Brown has made significant contributions to CLIA and the cruise industry over the past nine years, CLIA President/CEO Kelly Craighead said
Cruise Lines International Association promoted Donnie Brown to SVP global maritime policy.

He'll lead strategic efforts to coordinate the cruise industry's positions on technical, regulatory and policy matters related to cruise ship safety, security and environmental stewardship.

'Donnie has made significant contributions to CLIA and the cruise industry over the past nine years,' CLIA President/CEO Kelly Craighead said. 'Our maritime policy work on behalf of our member cruise lines is essential to advancing the industry's leadership position in responsible and sustainable tourism practices and on our path to net-zero emissions by 2050. I know Donnie’s deep experience in myriad maritime and policy matters will help guide the industry on its sustainability journey.'

Experience in securty, environmental stewardship and health

Brown joined CLIA in 2014 as director of environmental and health and was promoted to VP global maritime policy in 2017. In his previous positions, he led the development, presentation, negotiation and implementation of global industry positions on legislative, regulatory and policy matters involving security, environmental stewardship and health.

Additionally, in close consultation with the CLIA Global Committee on Marine Environment Protection, he led delegations to the International Maritime Organization, where he represented the cruise industry during international treaty negotiations and other matters.

Before CLIA, Brown served in the US Coast Guard, including as legal counsel to senior officials and federal interagency leaders where he facilitated consensus on national and international policy matters.