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CLIA Welcomes Kim Hall As Operational And Security Director

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SOURCE Cruise Lines International Association

Hall brings maritime and piracy analytic experience to association

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Kim Hall has joined the association as Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, Operational and Security. For the past three and a half years, Hall was Senior Analyst with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI), supporting DHS S&T, USCG Headquarters, USCG Atlantic Area, and the National Strike Force Coordination Center.

Hall specializes in maritime security. Prior to HSSAI, she was a research analyst in the Center for Naval Analyses' (CNA) Strategic Initiatives Group focusing on threats and issues pertaining to the global commons.  While at CNA, she was the CNA field representative to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. Fifth Fleet, and the Combined Maritime Forces in Manama, Bahrain, where she was the senior counter-piracy advisor. Hall's research experience includes coastal nation politics and foreign policy, maritime policy (national and international), and U.S. Navy/ Coast Guard operations and international outreach.

Bud Darr, Senior Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, also said, "We are thrilled to have someone of Kim's caliber join our organization and look forward to her contributions in the areas of operations and security."

Hall received her BA in political science and communications, law, economics, and government (CLEG) from American University and an MPhil in international relations from the University of Cambridge (UK).

About CLIA
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA represents the interests of cruise lines and travel agents before regulatory and legislative policy makers. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise holiday vacations with thousands of travel agency and travel agent members. CLIA's Associate Member and Executive Partner program includes the industry's leading providers of supplies and services that help cruise lines provide a safe, environmentally-friendly and enjoyable holiday vacation experience for millions of passengers every year. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit www.cruising.org. CLIA can also be followed on the Cruise Lines International Association's Facebook and Twitter fan pages, and CEO Christine Duffy can be followed @CLIACEO and cruising.org/ceoblog.

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