Holland America Line announced new partnerships and fleet enhancements
designed to attract younger customers who like to “touch, feel and
taste” the cruise destinations they choose. The 142-year-old Seattle,
Wash., cruise line says it will spend $300 million to enhance its
existing fleet over the next few years, $40 million of which will be
invested in suite enhancements.
At its annual Recognition Gala earlier this month, the Executive
Leadership Foundation, the charitable arm of the Executive Leadership
Council, honored the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, The
Honorable Eric Holder, with the Global Game Changer award and Merck Chairman and CEO Kenneth C. Frazier.
It is rare for a living American to have any monument named in his or
her honor, but David N. Dinkins, as New York City’s first Black mayor,
is a rare individual. But even he was surprised to learn that the
classic, beaux arts Manhattan Municipal Building, once planned to be
sold and converted to a condominium, would be renamed the David N.
Dinkins Municipal Building.
This month has been a busy one for the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of
global black leaders. But between its annual Mid-Level Managers'
Symposium followed by its 2015 Recognition Gala, Pres. and CEO Ronald Parker spoke with us about plans for
global expansion and what's next for the Council & Foundation.