Cruise line's senior director of trade
communications and engagement listed among a who's who of top influencers by
Seattle, Wash., March 21, 2018 — Holland America Line's Denella
Ri'chard, senior director, trade communications and engagement, was named as
one of The Network Journal's 25 Influential Black Women in Business. Ri'chard,
who also is a member of the cruise line's Sales Leadership Team, was honored by
the magazine at a luncheon in New York City Friday, March 16, 2018. Emmy
Award-winning journalist Brenda Blackmon served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
Network Journal's 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards honors women
whose professional achievements have significantly impacted an industry or
profession and who also have made an important contribution to their community.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Ri'chard will be profiled in the spring
2018 issue of the magazine.
who has met Denella can quickly see that she's an incredible leader in our
organization and throughout the cruise industry, and her dynamic personality
certainly contributes to her success," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America
Line's president. "Congratulations on this well-deserved honor and being
included in this incredible group of accomplished women."
are honored to once again highlight the careers of 25 women who are corporate
and community leaders. Their passion for their work and love for community are
models for all women in the United States and abroad. As we celebrate Women's
History Month, this is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of these
women in business, health, entertainment and non-profit sectors," said TNJ
Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.
earned the award from TNJ for her contributions to the cruise industry, as well
as her dedication to the South Florida community where she resides. She helps with fundraising and volunteers for Seafarer's
House and teaches oratorical skills to high school students through a program
of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is
a former board member of The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis.
sits on the Allied Marketing Committee and is an active member of the American
Society of Travel Agents and of Cruise Lines International Association where
she serves on the Trade Relations Committee.
am proud, humbled and grateful to be selected among this group of influential
and distinguished women who are being honored by The Network Journal," said
Ri'chard. "Thank you to TNJ for this incredible recognition and for bringing
this powerful group of women together to celebrate excellence, diversity and
the 25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards
in March 1999, The Network Journal's 25 Influential Black Women in Business
Awards honors women whose professional achievements have significantly impacted
an industry or profession, and who also have made an important contribution to
their communities. A "TNJ25" honoree typically is a business owner,
or a partner, president, CEO, board chair, or other senior-management executive
with decision-making authority in the corporate, nonprofit (including academia
and medicine) or government sector.
The Network Journal
in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning magazine published
quarterly. It provides news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth
of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an
audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives
and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,325 readers per issue, TNJ is
distributed nationwide, with a focus on the New York tri-state area, while its
sister daily publication at tnj.com reaches a
global audience. For more information, visit www.tnj.com.
Editor's note: Photos are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/5z1nqu1y.
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About Holland America
Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line's fleet of 14 ships offers more than 500
cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies
around the world. From shorter getaways to 113-day itineraries, the company's
cruises visit all seven continents, with highlights including Antarctica
explorations, South America circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic
Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular
sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada and New England, Bermuda,
Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Koningsdam in 2016 and
has a second Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam, to be delivered in December
2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship, due for delivery in 2021, recently was
The company is
undergoing $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the
leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives
and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion
and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge through an exclusive
partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during an America's Test Kitchen show;
at Explorations Café presented by The New York Times; and by taking a Digital
Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at
venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King's Blues
Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with
menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary
Council, comprising world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our