WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that Charlotte Breide has joined the association as Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Environmental and Health as of October 1.
Breide is an international and multilingual attorney with extensive expertise in maritime, energy and environmental law. Within CLIA's technical and regulatory team she will focus on environmental and health issues. Most recently, Charlotte provided legal counsel on international energy and maritime issues to the management group of a Fortune 500 international energy company, dealing with rights of vessel transit, pipeline access and transportation, regulatory and environmental issues and dispute resolution.
"I look forward to welcoming Charlotte to CLIA, where her broad expertise in a range of issues critical to our industry will be a valuable addition to our experienced technical and regulatory team," said Christine Duffy, president and CEO of CLIA.
"Charlotte's background will be an incredible asset for our highly skilled team," said Bud Darr, CLIA Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs. "I look forward to her insights and global perspective, which will help us continue to advance the cruise industry's work on issues including health, safety, and the environment."
Breide is fluent in Swedish and English, and speaks French and German. She earned a range of advanced degrees and credentials from institutions in both the United Kingdom and Sweden.
The nonprofit Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the largest global cruise industry organization. CLIA represents the interests of 26 member lines, 15,000 travel agents, and 120 executive partners before regulatory and legislative policy makers, supporting measures that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members across North America. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit www.cruising.org. CLIA can also be followed on the Cruise Lines International Association's Facebook and Twitter fan pages, and CEO Christine Duffy can be followed @CLIACEO and cruising.org/ceoblog.
SOURCE Cruise Lines International Association