In a move to further strengthen the resources of their aligned finance departments, Holland America Line and Seabourn recently promoted five employees and hired another team member.
"These well-deserved promotions and appointment are going to help us capitalize on the strengths of the finance team," said Larry Calkins, senior vice president, finance and information technology, chief financial officer. "All of these individuals have demonstrated strong leadership skills and their work has assisted our business in improving operations and profitability."
Keith Johnson was named treasurer and director of financial reporting and enterprise risk management. He has more than 10 years of service, having been hired in 2001 as director, audit services. Most recently Johnson lead the company's Profit Enhancement Program and significantly improved the line's profitability and return on invested capital.
Monica Desimone was appointed senior director of financial systems and cash management. Her most recent role was director of tour accounting and administration and she also assisted the finance and other departments become more efficient with their accounting procedures. Monica will continue in the role as well as lead all IT initiatives for the finance department. Desimone has been with the company for nearly 13 years.
Jim McShane was named senior director of cruise accounting. McShane has been employed with Holland America Line for more than 29 years, serving most of that time as director of cruise accounting. An invaluable resource, he most recently integrated Seabourn into the financial reporting procedures.
Paul del Rosario was promoted to senior director of budgets, planning and Profit Enhancement Program. Most recently Del Rosario headed the budget and planning group. He has nearly 10 years of service with the company.
Filling the position of controller, budgets and planning is Jason Ross, who most recently served as senior manager, voyage accounting. With more than eight years at the company, Ross will focus his attentions on applying enhanced analytics and financial performance measures to the budgets and planning process.
Derick Courson joins the company as deputy director, cash management. He has more than 10 years of combined shipboard and analytical experience with Disney, serving both Disney Cruise Line and Disney Parks and Resorts. Courson will bring an enhanced focus on leadership through key performance metrics and shipboard integration to all cash management processes.