Caitlin Gardner joins Lindblad Expeditions

2024-02-13T21:26:56+00:00 February 13th, 2024|Appointments|

Lindblad Expeditions has appointed travel industry communications expert, Caitlin Gardner (pictured) as Vice President of Brand and Communications.

In her new role, she will lead Lindblad Expeditions’ external communications and consumer marketing – including print and direct mail, creative services, earned media and media relations, crisis communications, brand initiatives, etc.

She will also play a role in the long-term extension and expansion of the company’s strategic relationship with National Geographic, the company said.

“Expedition cruising has been on an upward trajectory for years,” said Noah Brodsky, Lindblad Expeditions CCO.

“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. Caitlin’s extensive experience in the travel industry and her demonstrated history of achievements make her the right candidate to spearhead our brand efforts,” he said.

Gardner spent eight years at Cruise Planners heading up communications and digital strategy for the travel agency franchise.

Gardner is the latest in a raft of new senior management appointments that included former The Walt Disney Co executive, Kathi Riddle, who joined Lindblad as Senior Vice President of sales and revenue management.

Walt Disney purchased National Geographic a few years ago.