Jennifer de la Cruz will join Travel Leaders Group as its vice president of public relations and communications on Feb. 5.

De la Cruz will leave Carnival Cruise Line, where she is vice president of corporate communications.

During her tenure at Carnival, de la Cruz had previously held dual roles supporting the cruise line’s parent company, Carnival Corp., in the areas of media relations and financial communications.

Prior to her time at Carnival, de la Cruz held public relations positions at Carnival Air Lines and the Crystal Palace Resort & Casino in Nassau, Bahamas.

She will be based in Travel Leaders' office in Alexandria, Va., and will report to Dina Ruden, senior vice president of public relations and communications.

De la Cruz will supervise other members of Travel Leaders' public relations team, including Sheree Curry, Berit Griffin and Hillary Kline.

"Jennifer is a highly seasoned public relations professional with 30 years of experience in the travel industry, with senior leadership experience in internal and external communications, and strong ties with both the trade and consumer news media," Travel Leaders Group chief marketing officer Stephen McGillivray said in a statement. "We are thrilled Jennifer will be joining Travel Leaders Group." 

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