Longtime Carnival Corporation employee Marie McKenzie has been named vice president of Global Destinations Services and Sourcing. She began her career at the company in 1996 and has held several positions including vice president of global financial planning and analysis. She also worked for Carnival Cruise Line brand where she served in various leadership roles, including vice president of fleet accounting. In that role, she led a team of nearly 200 people working closely with the shipboard operations team in supporting execution of the overall onboard guest experience.
“We are excited to have Marie take on this new role, and with her proven track record in her past 19 years at Carnival, we know she will lead this team to great success,” said Alan Buckelew, chief operations officer for Carnival Corporation. “Having had global responsibilities in her previous role and partnering with the global strategy team, we know she will bring to this new role extensive knowledge of our operating companies and a deep understanding of our overall vision to work together across our nine brands to consistently exceed guest expectations.”
Before joining the Carnival brand, she worked at Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, D.C. A member of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and Honey Shine Inc., McKenzie is a graduate of Howard University.