The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) has appointed Disney Cruise Line executive Russell Daya as chairman of its Operations Committee.
Daya currently serves as the director of global port operations and developments and itinerary planning at Disney. In his role as chairman of the FCCA Operations Committee, Daya will help to provide direction and support for port and security operations; maintain and develop government and port relationships; and work with port developments and itinerary planning.
“I am very excited to assume the role of chairman of the FCCA Operations Committee and am looking forward to continuing to build upon the successes the group has already achieved,” said Daya. “In the coming year, we will be focused on becoming even more efficient and nimble as an association, building on our strong relationships with destination ports and our FCCA members, and representing the industry in a manner that keeps the organization effective and relevant.”
Daya has participated in many FCCA meetings and events, helping to target various industry issues, build bilateral relationships with FCCA’s partner destinations and enhance the destination experience for cruise passengers.
“I’m honoured to pass the torch to Russell,” said Colin Murphy, senior vice president of destination and port operations at Norwegian Cruise Line, and past-chairman of the FCCA Operations Committee. “Russell’s input shows he can effectively lead the committee, and I look forward to continue working with him and the committee to fulfil our goals.”