line's senior director of trade communications and engagement recognized among
a who's who of top influencers in South Florida's African American community
Seattle, Wash., June 5, 2018 —
Holland America Line's Denella Ri'chard, senior director of trade
communications and engagement, was named as one of Legacy Miami's 50 Most
Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders of 2018. Ri'chard, who also is
a member of the cruise line's Sales Leadership Team, was recognized at a gala
event Saturday, June 2.
The honorees will be profiled in the Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida
Power issues inserted in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel.
"Denella continues to shine as an influential leader within the African
American community and also the Holland America Line organization," said
Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. "With her go-getter outlook
and passion for making a positive impact both professionally and personally,
it's no surprise others see how deserving she is of this recognition.
Congratulations to Denella on this honor."
Ri'chard earned the distinction for her dedication to the South Florida
community where she resides. She does fundraising and volunteer work for
Seafarer's House and volunteered with The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter of
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. teaching oratorical skills to high school
students. She is a former board member of The Boys & Girls Club of Greater
Ri'chard sits on the Allied Marketing Committee and is an active member of
American Society of Travel Agents and Cruise Lines International Association,
where she sits on the Trade Relations Committee.
"To be selected as one of Legacy Miami's 2018 class of powerful and influential
business leaders in the South Florida community is truly an honor," said
Ri'chard. "It is with pride and a spirit of gratefulness that I say thank you
to Legacy Miami for including me in this distinguished group."
Most recently, Ri'chard was recognized as one of the 25 Influential Black Women
in Business by The Network Journal, an award-winning business magazine for
African American professionals, corporate executives and business owners.
Photos are available at https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/ihgvqy1u.
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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 will be delivered in
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 guests.