Dow Named VP of Public Affairs for Carnival

Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Tom Dow, a 28-year travel industry veteran, has been named vice president - public affairs for Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc. In this newly created position, Dow serves as Carnival Corporation & plc's liaison to federal and state governments and local communities in North America. He also serves as Carnival Corporation & plc's representative for industry organizations such as the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) and the Northwest CruiseShip Association (NWCA) and works closely with the company's legal, environmental, medical, and shipbuilding departments to coordinate policies and positions on various industry issues. Dow reports directly to Carnival Corporation & plc Chairman and CEO Micky Arison and Vice Chairman and COO Howard Frank. "As Carnival Corporation & plc has grown during recent years, so has its need for a liaison with federal, state and local governments. We are very pleased to be able to appoint such a highly respected and knowledgeable travel industry professional as Tom to assume this important role," Arison said. One of the most visible executives in the cruise industry, Dow has been vice president of public affairs for Princess Cruises and Tours for the past seven years. Prior to that, he served as vice president of Princess Tours' hotel division for two years. From 1975-1994, Dow held various management positions, including vice president of statewide operations and tourism, with NANA Development Corporation, one of the Alaska Native Regional Corporations that is involved in hotel and tour operations, food service and various other interests. Dow currently serves as a director of the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation and sits on several committees for the ICCL and NWCA. He is also past president of Alaska Visitors Association and received the organization's North Star award in 1990. He has served on the boards of the Alaska Travel Industry Association, Alaska Tourism Marketing Council, and was chairman and a board member of the Alaska Native Tourism Council. Dow holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Northern Colorado.
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