MSC Cruises USA on Thursday announced that Koreen McNutt, the former senior director of global supply at Expedia Group, will join the cruise line as its new senior vice president and commercial sales officer, starting Aug. 1.
In her new role, McNutt will be responsible for MSC’s trade sales and relations efforts, which includes building relationships with travel agencies and advisors. She will report to MSC’s EVP and chief commercial officer Lynn Torrent.
McNutt spent 16 years at the Expedia Group and had worked in the cruise industry prior to that, including 13 years at Holland America Line and Windstar Cruises, which included time leading complex product and project management. McNutt has also served on several cruise line Travel Agent Advisory Boards, including MSC Cruises.
“We are thrilled for Koreen to join the MSC Cruises family and bring her deep knowledge and expertise to our ambitious growth plans for the U.S. market. I’m confident Koreen’s history as an accomplished leader in global sales, operations, and account management makes her the right person to support and grow our valued relationships with travel advisors and sales partners,” Rubén A. Rodríguez, president of MSC Cruises USA, said on Thursday.