Holmes Report 22 Jun 2013 // 11:00PM GMT
MIAMI— Carnival Corporation has appointed former American Airlines chief communications officer Roger Frizzell to the newly created position of senior vice president of corporate communications.
The appointment comes after a difficult period for the cruise line, beginning with last year’s Costa Concordia tragedy in Italy and continuing when the Carnival Triumph suffered a breakdown that left it floating in the Gulf of Mexico without power and passengers complaining of rationed food, no showers and non-working toilets.
Frizzell will report to Carnival Corporation chairman and CEO Micky Arison and vice chairman and COO Howard Frank and will serve as chief communications officer, handling all corporate-level communications and public relations activities.
Frizzell most recently was VP and chief communications officer for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco, Cal. Previously, he served as a senior public relations executive at American Airlines for nearly a decade, and held high-level communications positions at Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.