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WHY IT RATES: These appointments will further strengthen Windstar's commitment to excellence and innovation while elevating the brand’s awareness and presence globally. —Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Managing Editor
Windstar Cruises is pleased to announce two new additions to Windstar's commercial team. Patricia Gonzalez joins as vice president of marketing, and Dane Neal Cox assumes the role of creative director. These appointments will further strengthen Windstar's commitment to excellence and innovation while elevating the brand’s awareness and presence globally.
“We are confident that Patricia and Dane’s contributions will have a significant impact on our continued success,” said Windstar’s Chief Commercial Officer Janet Bava. “We look forward to the fresh insights, creativity, and expertise that they will bring to our team. Their appointments mark an exciting new chapter within our commercial team in our commitment to deliver on our goals and revenue expectations, while providing extraordinary experiences to our guests and further solidify our position as a leader in the cruise industry.”
Bringing nearly two decades of experience in the travel and marketing industries, Patricia Gonzalez assumes the role of Vice President of Marketing at Windstar Cruises.
“I am thrilled to join the Windstar family and team up with this fantastic group of industry leaders. Together, we will continue to elevate the brand to new heights, captivate audiences globally, and redefine the standard for luxury small ship cruises,” said Gonzalez.
In her recent role as Chief Marketing Officer at Share Your Heart, a high-impact community organization, Patricia led comprehensive marketing and communication strategies, focusing on media and public relations, communications, and development plans. Her strategic acumen enhanced brand visibility and drove engagement, contributing to the organization’s support for 87,000 families in need.
Her extensive career includes roles at Azamara, Royal Caribbean Group, Celebrity Cruises, and Unique Vacations, Inc (Sandals Resorts), where she held key positions in marketing, public relations, and customer engagement, collaborating closely with sales to elevate the brand’s presence among the travel advisor community. Patricia's wealth of experience and expertise makes her a valuable addition to Windstar Cruises.
In addition, Windstar is proud to announce the appointment of Dane Neal Cox as its new Creative Director. Dane is a creative visionary with a proven track record in designing and executing innovative marketing campaigns. He brings a fresh perspective to Windstar, infusing his creative vision to tell the compelling story of the cruise line.
Most recently as Art Director at AmaWaterways, he procured all visual art and managed a wide range of tools to tell a story of a luxury, small ship river cruise brand across a myriad of digital and traditional channels. He has had the privilege of working alongside some of the world's leading entertainment and consumer product companies such as Disney, WB, Fox, HBO, Sony, EPIC Rights, Funimation, Mattel, and many more.
By all accounts Windstar is more successful than ever in its history with a fleet of three all-suite luxury ships and three sailing yachts taking 148 to 342 guests on immersive experiences across the globe to both iconic and small ports where big ships can’t go.
SOURCE: Windstar Cruises press release
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