The Executive Committee of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has regretfully accepted the resignation of Terry L. Dale, who has served as president and CEO since 2003. Dale announced his intentions to the Committee on June 21 and intends to leave his position in December when his current contract expires.
“We are deeply saddened by Terry’s decision," said Howard Frank,vice chairman of the board and chief operating officer of Carnival Corporation and chairman of CLIA’s executive committee. “He has led CLIA through major challenges during a period of extraordinary growth for the industry and has done an outstanding job in his leadership role. Terry will be extremely difficult to replace and we will miss him. We wish him every success in his future endeavors.”
In his statement to the executive committee, Dale said: “It is with great pride of accomplishment that I am submitting my resignation as president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association to take effect at the end of 2010. This is purely a personal decision and I will surely miss the very talented and inspiring cruise line executives, executive partners and travel agent members I have had the privilege of working with over the last seven years. I will especially miss my extraordinary, hard-working colleagues on the CLIA staff. But, just as cruising is all about adventure and life-changing experiences, it is time that I set sail on a new voyage of my own.”