Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) global executive committee has appointed Cindy D’Aoust as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
D’Aoust joined CLIA in December 2014 and has served as CLIA’s acting CEO and executive vice-president of Membership and Operations. She will continue to oversee CLIA’s operations globally while working with the senior leadership team to propel the organization forward and work on behalf of all CLIA members.
D’Aoust brings more than two decades of experience in the hospitality and travel industries, including a leadership position at Meeting Professionals International, where she served as chief operating officer, overseeing global operations, marketing and member services. She held other senior roles with Maxvantage and Maritz Travel.
In the role of president and CEO, D’Aoust will direct CLIA’s global team to successfully unify, represent, advocate and promote the common interests of the organization’s members and the global cruise industry. Among her top priorities is the commitment to unite the industry and create a stronger voice, making cruise travel the best vacation choice for every traveller around the world.