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Former Marriott executive Amy McPherson joins Royal Caribbean board

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Amy McPherson becomes the 12th director on Royal Caribbean's board
Royal Caribbean Group appointed Amy McPherson, former president and managing director of Europe for Marriott International, to its board of directors.

'I am honored to welcome Amy to our board of directors,' Chairman and CEO Richard Fain said. 'Her many years of involvement in the growth of the travel industry, as well as her deep experience in the development of international markets, will be a valuable addition to the board.'

More than 30 years at Marriott

McPherson spent more than 30 years in leadership roles at Marriott International, including 10 years as president and managing director of Europe, until her retirement in 2019. While at Marriott, she was recognized as one of 25 outstanding 'Women Who Mean Business' by the Washington Business Journal.

McPherson is former vice chair of the Executive Advisory Council at James Madison University College of Business. Currently, she is a principal investor in KidsKnowBest, a full-service creative agency providing strong brand solutions for the social age powered by kids.

Joins 11 other directors

McPherson joins Royal Caribbean Group's 11 other directors, who include Fain, John Brock, William Kimsey, Maritza Montiel, Ann Moore, Eyal Ofer, William Reilly, Vagn Sørensen, Donald Thompson, Arne 'Alex' Wilhelmsen and Stephen Howe Jr.