Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CLIA Appoints News VP Strategic Partnerships

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Names Marla Phaneuf Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America

(Washington, DC, August 26, 2015) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Marla Phaneuf has joined the organization as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, North America. Phaneuf will be responsible for CLIA’s strategic alliances and work with partners to ensure member engagement and satisfaction.

Phaneuf brings more than two decades of leadership experience to the role and joins CLIA from Celebrity Cruises where she served as Team Director for the New England region. At Celebrity Cruises, she worked to build brand awareness and has an extensive background in generating new business and increasing sales. Prior to her role at Celebrity Cruises, Phaneuf worked at the American Automobile Association (AAA) and owned a travel agency.

“Marla’s drive and passion for building successful partnerships and teams, coupled with her impressive background in the cruise industry, will be an incredible addition to our team,” said Cindy D’Aoust, Acting CEO, CLIA.

As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Phaneuf will oversee all business development and retention strategies, including identifying and marketing the value of CLIA to potential Executive Partners. She also will develop strategic marketing alliances with organizations that focus on CLIA North America travel agent community.

Source: Cruise Lines International Assn