Holland America Line Names Ali McEvoy First Community Relations Representative in Sydney, Australia

Holland America Line Names Ali McEvoy First Community Relations Representative in Sydney, Australia

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 2:00pm

Seattle, Wash., Feb. 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Holland America Line has named Ali McEvoy the company’s first community relations representative in Sydney, Australia. In this contract role, McEvoy will be responsible for overseeing corporate giving initiatives, including shipboard events, non-profit sponsorship opportunities and partnership activities in Sydney. McEvoy joins several members of Holland America Line’s community relations team who are based throughout the United States.

McEvoy will report to Pamela Baade, community relations manager for Holland America Line in the company’s Seattle headquarters and work closely with the company’s local sales office in Sydney.

“Ali has extensive knowledge of the non-profit community and charity events in Sydney and the Australian tourism industry, as well as excellent experience in event planning and public relations,” said Baade. “As we continue to expand our market in Australia, we believe it is important to give back and support local non-profit organizations, particularly in our focus areas of environmental, health-related, cultural, arts, and maritime causes.”

Prior to joining Holland America Line, McEvoy was a consultant for Bastion EBA, a company that connects products and properties with aligned sponsors. Prior to that post she worked at Event Planet in the event planning department. She also worked at Young Presidents Organization (YPO) International, Janesce Solutions, Orlando Wines and IMG in various marketing and event planning positions.

Each year, Holland America Line hosts more than 25 shipboard charity luncheons for nearly 5,000 guests in its homeport cities. In addition, Holland America Line and its corporate foundation’s charitable-giving programs provide cash sponsorships, in-kind donations, free- and reduced-fare cruise donations for nonprofit fundraising events, donations of usable shipboard items around the world, employee volunteerism and other philanthropic activities.

For a cruise brochure or for more information on Holland America Line’s voyages, consult a travel professional, call Holland America Line at 1300 987 322 or visit www.hollandamerica.com.au.

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Holland America Line’s fleet of 15 ships offers more than 500 cruises to 415 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies. One- to 110-day itineraries visit all seven continents and highlights include Antarctica, South America, Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand World Voyage; and popular sailings to ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Europe and Panama Canal. The line currently has a new ship on order from Fincantieri shipyard for delivery in February 2016.

Fleetwide, the company features Signature of Excellence enhancements, a commitment totaling more than $500 million, that showcase the Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine magazine — a state-of-the-art onboard show kitchen where more than 60 celebrated guest chefs and culinary experts provide cooking demonstrations and classes — Explorations Café powered by The New York Times, Digital Workshop powered by Windows, teens-only activity areas and all new stateroom amenities highlighted by flat-panel TVs and plush Euro-top Mariner’s Dream Beds.

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