Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced its transition plan for the organization following the departure of Christine Duffy, president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 31, 2015.
In the interim, newly appointed Global CLIA chairman Adam M. Goldstein (pictured), president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will serve as the official spokesperson for the organization. Cindy D’Aoust, executive vice-president of membership and operations, will assume and oversee the management of US operations and the leadership teams in the Washington, DC, and Fort Lauderdale offices.
CLIA has retained the services of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to lead the search for a new president & CEO.
“We are dedicated to identifying a leader who will continue to drive the vision of the organization,” said Goldstein. “During this search and transition process, we are well-positioned to continue to support our membership and the many activities we have underway around the world with the leadership of our talented executive team.”