ome 20 years
ago, Lisa Lutof-Perlo was
rising through the sales department of
Royal Caribbean Cruises. Her dream was to head
the department. She wasn't sure that her dream was going to come
true, because historically the leadership in the cruise industry had been male.
Ten, after 17 years in sales, her supervisor Dan Hanrahan, who was then president
and CEO of Celebrity, told her that he was moving her to the marketing department.
"I was shattered,"she says. "I thought my career was over."
by Jackie Krentzman
As the frst female CEO of a cruise line, Celebrity's
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has the wind behind her
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