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Royal Caribbean Group taps EVP/chief people and outreach officer

Dana Ritzcovan held senior roles at News Corp., UBS, Morgan Stanley, Navigators Group and Credit Suisse
Royal Caribbean Group hired News Corp. veteran Dana Ritzcovan in the newly created role of EVP and chief people and outreach officer.

She'll oversee human resources; environmental, social and corporate governance; and corporate affairs, reporting directly to CEO Jason Liberty.

Consolidates reporting structure

Amy Alexy, SVP and chief HR officer; Silvia Garrigo, SVP and chief ESG officer; and Donna Hrinak, SVP corporate affairs; will all report to Ritzcovan, who starts July 5.

This continues Liberty's efforts to streamline and consolidate the reporting structure at Royal Caribbean Group. His predecessor, Richard Fain, had a considerable number of direct reports. 

Dana Ritzcovan's background

For the past four years, Ritzcovan served as chief HR officer and EVP at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., responsible for HR, ESG strategy and communications for its business units including Dow Jones and brands like The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch; New York Post, The Sun,, Harper Collins Publishers and others.

Previously Ritzcovan was group managing director, head of HR for both Global Wealth Management and for the Americas region at UBS. Prior to that, she was chief operating officer for the strategy, digital and client segmentation division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Earlier senior and executive-level HR roles were at other financial services companies, including Navigators Group and Credit Suisse Asset Management Americas.

Tracy Quan and Richard Gibbs exit

In unrelated changes, two public relations/communications executives left.

They are Royal Caribbean veteran Tracy Quan, associate VP global public relations who most recently focused on destination communications/stakeholder engagement, and Richard Gibbs, senior external affairs manager, destination development for the past 2.5 years.

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