Jody Venturoni has joined Carnival Corporation as chief communications officer of the world’s No. 1 cruise line company.
She is responsible for internal and external PR, as well as outreach for the Carnival Foundation philanthropic arm.
Venturoni reports to Josh Weinstein, president/CEO and chief climate officer.
She joins the Miami-based company from LDWW, where Venturoni was founding partner at Dallas’ biggest independent marketing communications shop.
Venturoni was executive VP at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and did a 14-year stint as president of Weber Shandwick’s southwest region, counseling clients such as ExxonMobil, General Motors, US Army, Verizon and Omni Hotels.
While at Weber Shandwick, Venturoni was on-site corporate communications consultant for American Airlines. She helped manage America’s response to the 9/11 attack, crash of AA Flight 587 in Queens and the 2001 failed shoe-bomb plot.
Carnival is the parent company of Cunard, Carnival, Princess, Holland America, P&O Cruises, AIDA, Costa and Seabourn brands.
The company reported a more than 80 percent surge in Q3 revenues to $4.3B as post-pandemic travel rebounded. It posted a $770M loss.