American Queen Voyages (AQV) on Wednesday announced that Cindy D’Aoust, the former president of CLIA, will take over as the company’s new president effective Monday, Oct. 3.
Hornblower Group, the parent company of AQV, said that D’Aoust will take over for David Giersdorf, the current acting president who has served in that role since the spring.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cindy to American Queen Voyages as our new President, bringing her exceptional background in successfully leading travel associations and hospitality brands through periods of growth. I am confident that through Cindy’s deep knowledge of the industry, expertise in elevating brands coupled with her considerable talent, leadership skills, and respected reputation, she will greatly contribute to the future success of American Queen Voyages,” said Kevin Rabbitt, chief executive officer, Hornblower Group.
D’Aoust, who stepped down from CLIA in 2018, has over two decades of travel and hospitality experience, including serving as the president of hospitality for Cape Resort Management Company, a role she has served in since CLIA.