WHY IT RATES: The two executives bring more than four decades of invaluable experience to their new roles.—Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate WriterAmerican Queen Voyages, part of Hornblower Group, has announced the appointment of Lissette Balbiers as Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting and Susan Anderson as Director of Finance & Controller. Anderson will report to Balbiers while Balbiers will be reporting directly to American Queen Voyages President, Cindy D’Aoust. Together, they bring more than 45 years of extensive experience in finance, accounting and business administration to the executive team.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lissette and Susan to our team at American Queen Voyages,” said D’Aoust. “They bring a wealth of experience and expertise in financial management, a strong track record of driving strategic financial growth, and experience in managing complex financial operations that will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand our business. We have no doubt that they will play a key role in helping us achieve our goals and drive success for our company and our stakeholders.”Susan Anderson, Director of Finance & Controller, American Queen Voyages. (Source: American Queen Voyages)
Most recently, Balbiers led the finance team as Chief Financial Officer at iAero Airways. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Northern Aviation Services and the Chief Financial Officer – Network Operations & Aviation Americas at DHL.”I am thrilled to be joining American Queen Voyages, a company that continues to be a proven leader in the cruise industry,” said Balbiers. “I am excited to work alongside a dynamic team of professionals and contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization.”
(Source: American Queen Voyages)Previously, Anderson was the Assistant Controller at Hornblower Cruises and Events, where she managed the accounting operations, financial reporting, budgeting, and internal controls. Prior to that, she was the Financial Controller at AKIRA Chicago and the Senior Accountant at Sidley Austin LLP.In their new roles, Balbiers and Anderson will lead the company’s financial operations and contribute to strategic planning initiatives.
For more information on American Queen Voyages, contact your travel professional or call 833-598-0119 or visit AQVoyages.com.SOURCE: American Queen Voyages press release.
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