Holland America Line
As President, Orlando Ashford leads sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, public relations, hotel operations and strategy.
Previous senior leadership roles include; president of the Talent Business Segment for global consulting leader Mercer; SVP, chief human resources and communications officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies; Group Director of HR for 90 countries for the Coca-Cola Company and VP Corporate Center human resources and cultural transformation; VP global human resources strategy and organizational development for Motorola Inc.
Ashford's book, "Talentism," addresses the global disconnect between available jobs and the millions of eligible workers.
He is on the Board of Directors for ITT Corp.; Chairman of the Board for Executive Leadership Council; founding board member for Positive Coaching Alliance in Seattle chapter; and Washington Roundtable member.
Ashford has been awarded a 2016 Travvy for "Most Innovative Executive, Mid-sized Cruise;" he was named to Savoy Magazine's list of "Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America;" to the "Directorship 100" of the National Association of Corporate Directors in 2013 and 2014, and is a Purdue University School of Technology Distinguished Alumnus.
Ashford holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership and Industrial Technology from Purdue University.