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Jan Swartz

Group President, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Seabourn, P&O Australia, Carnival Australia

Jan Swartz serves as Group President of Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, and P&O Australia, four of the nine world’s leading cruise lines in the Carnival Corporation & plc global portfolio of brands. Carnival Corp is recognized as the world’s largest leisure travel company.

She is also the chief executive leading the shared professional services division supporting the brands which also includes Holland America Princess Alaska Tours. Swartz continues her role as group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia (appointed in 2016), where she provides executive leadership for brands operating under this business unit. In 2013, she was appointed president of Princess Cruises after more than 15 years working with the cruise line.

For Princess Cruises, she leads a global cruise and tour company, comprised of a fleet of 14 modern ships that serve 2 million guests annually.
Swartz leads the executive management and fleet operations team that is activating MedallionClass Vacations™ – the next generation of cruise vacations offering a more personal, immersive and seamless experience made possible by Carnival Corporation’s OceanMedallion™, a wearable device with a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform enabling enhanced on-demand services and personalized at scale for all guests.

Swartz was appointed president in November 2013, after more than 15 years at the cruise line. Prior to this, she served as executive vice president overseeing the line’s sales, marketing and customer service operations, a position she held since 2009. In this role, she directed many of the line’s key departments including domestic and international sales, global marketing and public relations, commercial planning, yield management and customer service for both consumers and retail business partners (travel agents). She has been at the forefront of the industry in developing innovative educational programs, like the award-winning Princess Academy and business-building tools for travel agents like OneSourceCruises.com.

Previously, Swartz served as senior vice president of sales and customer service for both Princess and sister brand Cunard, beginning in 2004. In 2001 she was appointed vice president of strategy and business development and worked on the P&O Princess acquisition by Carnival Corporation. She has served on various advisory boards for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the industry trade association since 2008 including chairperson of the marketing committee.

Her first role with Princess began in 1997, as a management consultant with the prestigious Bain & Company, where for five years she worked with leading consumer and service companies on growth strategies. While at Bain, she led a team to evaluate and enhance Princess Cruises call center programs and distribution systems.

In March 2018, Swartz was appointed to the board of directors for MGM Resorts International, an S&P 500 global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring hotels and casinos, meetings and conference spaces, live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies.

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Jan Swartz serves as president of the Princess Cruises Community Foundation (PCCF), a non-profit public benefit corporation that provides financial and in-kind support to charity and relief organizations. In this role, she guides the foundation’s mission that serves to touch the lives of the people in the destinations visited, the places where employees are from and through education and the perseveration of natural and historical global landmarks -- by responding to disaster relief appeals and supporting the local health and welfare of our global communities.  

In 2015, Swartz was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles at their annual To Get Her There luncheon, which celebrates female leadership and inspires emerging leaders – high school Girl Scouts, who are making a difference in their communities.

She serves on the board of directors for Camp Kesem Los Angeles Chapter.  Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem has since expanded to over 100 chapters in 40 states across the country.

Swartz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English from the University of Virginia.  She is a past member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders.  Supporting the local business community, she has served on the board of directors for the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce.

She and her husband live in the Los Angeles area with their two daughters.

Josh Leibowitz

President of Seabourn

Josh Leibowitz serves as President of Seabourn, Carnival Corporation’s ultra-luxury brand. In this role, Josh has overall executive responsibility and leads all business and global operations for the award-winning luxury cruise line. He has held this position since June 2020.

Josh originally joined Seabourn’s parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc, in 2013 as chief strategy officer and was also named senior vice president, Cunard North America in December 2016.

Josh is an avid vacation defender and writes and speaks passionately about the need to take time in life to relax and recharge. Josh has spoken at major conferences including TEDx Coconut Grove, Adobe’s global marketing summit, and multiple travel and trade events and has led extensive consumer and trade research on making the most of vacation time.

Prior to joining Carnival Corporation & plc, he served as managing partner of the Miami office of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., and as a leader in the firm’s work in advanced analytics and sales and marketing.  Josh has worked extensively with leading luxury retailers, travel, and media companies on demand generation, customer experience and growth strategies.  Before McKinsey, he held multiple operating roles. He was a Managing Director at idealab!, an innovation incubator that creates and operates pioneering technology companies, where he successfully led several e-commerce startups. Prior to that, he started and operated a wholesale and retail shoe business in Los Angeles.

Josh received an A.B. in economics from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, with high Distinction, Baker Scholar. He previously served on the board of directors for Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income students to escape the cycle of poverty through education and on the board of Florida Council of 100, a group of leading Florida-based CEOs advising the sitting governor on economic policy and growth.

Please follow Josh on Twitter at @joshleibowitz. All views are his own.

Gerald Mosslinger

Senior Vice President, Guest Operations

Gerald Mosslinger serves as the senior vice president of Hotel Operations & Onboard Revenue for Seabourn after being promoted to the position in 2019.

In the role, Mosslinger is responsible for the line's overall marine hotel operations, including culinary, guest services and administration, entertainment, the onboard spa, shore excursion programming, pricing and revenue, and onboard sales for Seabourn. He works closely with the purchasing, logistics, fleet operations, and human resources departments to ensure Seabourn’s fleet remains the best in category. Prior to rejoining Seabourn in 2016 as vice president of Hotel Operations, earlier in his career, he spent more than eight years with the brand, both ashore in Miami, Fla., and aboard the line's ships.

In 2017 Gerald was named a Fellow by the Culinary Institute of America. Before assuming his current position, Mosslinger served as vice president, Food and Beverage, for Holland America Line. His professional career includes a stint with Joachim Splichal's Patina Restaurant Group based in Los Angeles, where he served as regional vice president. He is passionate about travel, motorsports, and is a firm believer in lifelong learning for both himself and his team. 

Steve Smotrys

Vice President, Global Sales

Steve is responsible for Seabourn’s overall global sales efforts, leading the teams who support the travel advisor community in North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Prior to joining Seabourn, Smotrys served as vice president of Sales and Trade Marketing, Cunard North America, where he led the Cunard Line North America Sales team to help grow this key market and expand the share of voice within the trade. He joined Princess Cruises in 2000 and over his career within the Carnival Corporation family of brands he has led teams in Revenue Management, Market Planning, Shore Excursions and Sales.  

Robin West

Vice President of Expeditions

Robin West is Vice President of Expedition Operations and Planning for Seabourn and is responsible for the development and operation of Seabourn’s expedition programming worldwide.

During his time at Seabourn, Robin has developed and operated numerous new and exciting programs for Seabourn. They include the line’s highly acclaimed program in Antarctica, as well as the creation, implementation and roll-out of the line’s extremely successful Ventures by Seabourn, a select series of excursions offering exceptional opportunities to enhance the ways Seabourn guests experience destinations. Ventures by Seabourn has now been launched in Antarctica, Australasia, Amazon, Iceland, Greenland, the British Isles and Northern Europe, and Alaska.

Born and raised in South Africa, Robin could often be found at the ocean or on the rugby pitch. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Port Elizabeth, his love for adventure developed into a career when he became an owner and operator of two outdoor adventure companies.

Robin eventually sought adventure beyond Africa, setting his focus on global expedition travel. With a solid foundation in business and tourism, Robin worked on private super yachts and luxury cruise ships, planning and executing expedition programs that covered all corners of the world over the course of 12 years.

With this broad experience and knowledge of the luxury industry, Robin joined Seabourn in 2014 as Manager of Expedition Operations & Planning, with responsibility for all aspects of expedition operations. When he’s not off exploring the world, Robin now calls The Netherlands home.

Sean Brennan

Vice President, Product Management and Development

Sean oversees Seabourn’s global revenue management, planning and deployment for the Seabourn fleet and is responsible for increasing the brand’s market position and financial performance. Previously, he was Seabourn’s senior director of product marketing and revenue management. He joined Holland America Line in 2009 as senior manager of financial planning and analysis, where he provided leadership in the development of the annual plan presentations. In 2012, he was promoted to Seabourn’s director of product marketing.

 

Prior to joining Holland America and Seabourn, he gained a wealth of experience in the travel industry working at his family’s company, Brennan Vacations, where he led teams in international sales, finance and operations for its North American motorcoach tour business.

 

Sean received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in 1993, and holds an M.B.A. from Seattle University.