Thomas P. Ostebo. who recently joined CLIA as its president and CEO, has stepped down from the position due to personal reasons.
The change is effective immediately and in the interim, Cindy D’Aoust, executive vice-president of membership and operations, will assume the role of acting CEO and oversee the management of global operations and the CLIA leadership teams until CLIA appoints a permanent CEO.
Global CLIA chairman and president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Adam M. Goldstein,
said: “CLIA’s current leadership team is doing an outstanding job supporting our membership and driving the vision of the organization globally, even during this time of transition.”
And Goldstein continued: “While it is unfortunate that Tom is departing CLIA, his desire to put his family first is a testament to his character, and we wish him the best in all his future endeavours.”