Caitlin Gardner Joins Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc as Vice President of Brand and Communications

Lindblad Expeditions (Logo)Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc., the recognized global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, announced today the appointment of Caitlin Gardner as the company’s new Vice President of Brand and Communications.

In her new role, Gardner will lead the brand’s external communications and consumer marketing efforts—including print and direct mail, creative services, earned media and media relations, crisis communications, brand initiatives and more. She will also play an integral role in the long-term extension and expansion of the Lindblad Expeditions brand’s strategic relationship with renowned exploration and scientific discovery brand National Geographic.

“Expedition cruising has been on an upward trajectory for years. As pioneers of the space, we’re fostering a best-in-class team, with the talent necessary to lead and redefine the sector for decades to come,” said Noah Brodsky, Chief Commercial Officer, Lindblad Expeditions. “Caitlin’s extensive experience in the travel industry and her demonstrated history of achievements make her the right candidate to spearhead our brand efforts as we engage expedition enthusiasts and court new-to-brand adventurers. We are delighted to welcome her aboard.”

Developing a deep background managing cruise communications, PR, and marketing, Gardner spent eight years at Cruise Planners leading communications and digital strategy efforts for the nation’s largest travel advisor franchise.

Prior to Cruise Planners, she worked at some of the nation’s leading PR and advertising agencies specializing in hospitality, destination, restaurant, retail, and resort PR. Most recently she was at a Fortune 500 retail grocery company based in the Midwest helping drive a people first culture with a high-performance communications and marketing team.

“I am thrilled to be returning to the world of travel as a leader on the Lindblad Expeditions team,” said Gardner. “I look forward to building upon Lindblad Expeditions’ distinguished legacy, the educational travel expertise of National Geographic, and the marketing and sales savvy of The Walt Disney Company to inspire generations of new explorers across the globe. Together, we will build authentic and immersive exploration experiences and drive growth during this extraordinary time in the expedition cruise industry.”

Gardner’s appointment marks a significant moment for Lindblad Expeditions as the company continues to expand and strengthen its team and follows the recent announcement of former executive at The Walt Disney Company Kathi Riddle joining as Senior Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management, as well as the dynamic expansion of Lindblad Expeditions’ sales team throughout 2023.

As the company continues to grow, Lindblad Expeditions currently has several open positions shipboard and shoreside. To learn more about the Brand, explore openings, and apply, visit www.expeditions.com/careers.

(Caitlin Gardner Joins Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc as Vice President of Brand and Communications – Lindblad Expeditions)



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