Norwegian Leadership Team Bios

harry sommer

Harry Sommer

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.


Harry Sommer is President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P 500 company Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Sommer, an over 30-year cruise industry veteran, assumed this role on July 1, 2023 after previously serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company's largest brand, Norwegian Cruise Line. In this role, Sommer led sales, marketing, revenue management, passenger services, itinerary development and international business development and operations for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Under his leadership, Sommer navigated the cruise through the industry's toughest period in its history and successfully relaunched its fleet of ships following a more than 500-day paise; delivered the first-in-class Norwegian prima, the first ship of six ships in the Brand's first new class in nearly a decade; and led the team to achieve a record-breaking booking year in 2022. In addition to his role at Norwegian Cruise Line, Sommer also assumed oversight responsibilities in January 2023 for all of the Company's other revenue generating functional areas which included Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the tri-branded Onboard Revenue department.

Previously, Sommer served as President, International for the Company's portfolio of award-winning brands including Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. In this role, he was responsible for sales, marketing, public relations, business development, and office operations for all markets outside of the United States and Canada. Sommer led efforts to expand the Company's global footprint with the opening of several offices around the world and significantly strengthened its international presence..

During his tenure in the industry, Sommer held a variety of executive roles at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., Prestige Cruise Holdings, Renaissance Cruises and Viking River Cruises including Executive Vice President, International Business Development; Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Senior Vice President Finance; Chief Information Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. He also co-founded Luxury Cruise Centre, a high-end travel agency specialising in premium and luxury cruise experiences.

Sommer holds an MBA from Pace University and a BBA from Baruch College, both in New York City.

David J. Herrera

David J. Herrera

Norwegian Cruise Line


David Herrera is the President of Norwegian Cruise Line responsible for the overall strategic vision and business plan execution for the Brand, as well as oversee revenue management, guest services, brand finance, international sales, and the recently formed Experiences at Sea division which provides one of a kind, immersive events at sea for a range of passionate affinity communities.

Most recently he served as the Brand's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, responsible for driving demand and global market share across the Company's key global source markets. In this role, he oversaw the organisation's consumer advertising and promotional strategy as well as direct outbound and online sales channels.

In 2022, he led the sales and marketing teams to record results with November being the best booked month ever in NCL history, ending the year at record booking levels for 2023, therefore starting this year in a better booked position than ever before, and setting another new record in January. As a U.S. veteran himself, he is also proud to have co-sponsored the development of the Brand's first-ever Military Appreciation Programme in November 2022, the landmark initiative that honours U.S. military members with an exclusive offer and onboard experiences.

Since joining the Company in 2012 he has held various leadership positions including NCL Senior Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Consumer Research; Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH); President of NCLH China, during which he established local operations ahead of the launch of Norwegian Joy; Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for NCLH; and senior advisor to the chairman and CEO of Prestige Cruise Holdings.

Prior to joining the Organisation, Herrera was founder of Eastside Financial Group, a private investment firm. Earlier in his career, he was Vice President at Sanford C. Bernstein, where he advised high net worth families and endowments on financial matters, and was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Financial Institutions Group.

Herrera proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves in Florida, Texas, and New York, and he now resides in Davie, Florida with his wife and their three young sons.

He received a B.B.A. from Stetson University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Chad Berkshire

Chad Berkshire

Senior Vice President, Revenue Management,
Norwegian Cruise Line


In November 2014, Chad Berkshire assumed the role of senior vice president of revenue management, leading Norwegian Cruise Line's global cruise revenue, product pricing and yield management. During this time, he was instrumental in leading the Company's strategy of focusing on value over price with the introduction and growth of Norwegian's highly successful Free at Sea promotion.

He joined the Company in March 2008 as director of Operations Finance.

Previously, Berkshire oversaw strategic planning and analysis for Onboard Media, a subsidiary of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), which provides customised integrated media to the cruise and hotel industry.

He lives in Coral Gables, Florida. with his wife and two children. Berkshire holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Miami.

Katty Byrd

Katty Byrd

Senior Vice President, Guest Services,
Norwegian Cruise Line


Katty Byrd is senior vice president of Guest Services for Norwegian Cruise Line, overseeing various service departments, including Global Trade FIT and Group Sales/Service, Resolution Desk, Guest Relations, Support Operations, Training and Development, Inbound Direct Sales, Shore Excursions and the brand's onboard incentive CruiseNext team. Byrd also played a key leadership role in the global implementation of the Company's "Follow the Sun" initiative to provide Norwegian Cruise Line guests consistent superior customer service worldwide 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Prior to her current role, she held various positions within the organisation including senior director of Onboard Sales where she oversaw the successful development of Norwegian's CruiseNext programme, increasing sales by 291 percent in only three years. Byrd also led the expansion of her Outbound Sales team, growing the departments from 12 to 300 NCL team members. Previously, she was director of Consumer Sales, managing Inbound and Outbound Remote Consumer Sales as well as Sales Training and Development. She began her time with the organisation in 2008 as a sales manager for the Outbound Sales team.

Before joining NCL, Byrd served as a Sales Coach and Team Leader at Carnival Cruise Lines where she oversaw Outbound Consumer Sales. Prior to that role, Byrd was director of sales and marketing with Global Rent-A-Car where she was responsible for Latin America sales and marketing.

Byrd obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Florida International University in 2019. Currently, she is a member of All SoFla NCLH Female Executives, NCL Women In Sales Empowerment (WISE), and a mentor within the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) mentoring programme. Originally from Cuba, Byrd now resides in Davie, Fla with her husband of 15 years, Richard.

Anthony Diaz

Anthony Diaz

Senior Vice President, Charters, Meetings & Incentives
Norwegian Cruise Line


Anthony Diaz was appointed Senior Vice President of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH) Charters, Meetings & Incentives team in August 2021. In this role, he is responsible for overall leadership of event, group, charter sales and operations for the 28-ship portfolio of NCLH vessels, which includes those of Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises.

In addition to his role at NCLH, he also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sixthman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line and global leader in immersive festival experiences providing fans and iconic artists, actors, and athletes holidays at sea in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Prior to his positions with Sixthman and NCLH, Diaz served in a series of Executive Marketing and Sales leadership roles with Gannett, an international media and marketing solutions company, with his last position serving on Gannett Broadcast’s Executive Corporate team as Vice President of Sales Strategy and Development responsible for the execution of multi-media sales efforts for the division’s 23 television stations, websites, and 250-person sales force.

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Adam Malone

Chief Marketing Officer,
Norwegian Cruise Line


Adam Malone is the Chief Marketing Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, responsible for leading the organisation's multi-channel marketing and advertising strategy. Malone oversees all digital marketing, e-commerce, consumer insights, promotional efforts plus partnerships and brand initiatives.

Before joining Norwegian Cruise Line in 2017, Malone held positions at JPMorgan Chase and Capital One, including managing a number of co-branded credit card and private label programmes for a variety of name-brand accounts. At NCL, Malone has held a variety of leadership positions including Senior Director of Customer Engagement and Senior Director of National Accounts, before his most recent role as Vice President of Consumer Marketing. During his tenure at NCL, he has played a pivotal role in the success of the Company's record-breaking best booked months in November 2022 and January 2023, contributed to the rapid growth of onboard revenue through marketing efforts, and the successful relaunch of NCL's Latitudes programme with new and enhanced benefits.

A graduate of Penn State University, Malone holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing with a minor in Accounting. Born in Syracuse, N.Y. and raised in Roanoke, Va., Malone now resides in Aventura, Fla. with his wife and daughter.

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John Chernesky

Senior Vice President of North America Sales,
Norwegian Cruise Line


John Chernesky serves as the Senior Vice President of North America Sales of Norwegian Cruise Line. Reporting to NCL President, David Herrera, he oversees the North America Sales and Trade Management teams for Norwegian Cruise Line.

Chernesky joins the Company after a thirty-year tenure in the cruise industry. He began his career with Princess Cruises, where he developed a diverse skillset through a vast range of positions across sales, hotel operations, trade marketing, onboard revenue, newbuild design, and passenger programmes.

Chernesky’s multifaceted experience in the industry and passion for the trade community is instrumental in his role as he is dedicated to prioritizing Norwegian’s Partner’s First philosophy, which is the Company’s long-standing commitment to travel advisors.

A graduate from Miami University with a bachelor's degree in marketing, Chernesky now resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife and their twin sons. In his free time, he plays golf to unwind.

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Michael Tomoleoni

Chief Consumer Sales Officer,
Norwegian Cruise Line


Michael Tomoleoni is the Chief Consumer Sales Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line. Reporting to NCL President, David Herrera, he is responsible for leading the direct outbound sales organisation and the web chat sales channel.

Tomoleoni recently served as the Brand's Vice President of Consumer Sales, where his sales strategy and direct sales operation were pivotal in helping break company booking records. Under his leadership, the consumer sales division has expanded and now plays a significant part of the business.

In 2008, he started his career with NCL as a personal cruise consultant, but quickly stepped into leadership roles within the sales organisation, including Sales Team Leader, Sales Manager, and Sales Director, where he was responsible for leading 150 team members in Sawgrass, Fla.

Tomoleoni attended Barry University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology, before being drafted by the Boston Red Sox. He then went on to receive his MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Originally from the Chicago area, he now resides in sunny Fort Lauderdale with his wife and their young son.

Daniela Jolodosky

Daniela Jolodosky

Vice President, Brand Finance & Strategy
Norwegian Cruise Line


Daniela Jolodosky serves as Vice President, Brand Finance and Strategy for Norwegian Cruise Line. In this role, she is responsible for collective budgeting, forecasting and insights associated with the brand, as well as focuses on brand specific financial goals and initiatives.

Previously, Jolodosky held the role of Senior Director, Brand Finance and Strategy for NCL's sister brand Regent Seven Seas Cruises and worked in various roles and capacities in Accounting, including Revenue Accounting, Internal Reporting, Onboard and General Accounting. Prior to her time in the cruise industry, Jolodosky worked as an external auditor for Ernst & Young.

She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting and Finance from Florida International University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Jason Krimmel

Chief International Sales and Marketing Officer,
Norwegian Cruise Line


Jason Krimmel is the Chief International Sales and Marketing Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line. He assumes responsibility for the Brand's business outside of North America, overseeing the company's 11 international offices in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin-America, and Brazil. With a special focus on expanding the Brand's international footprint by optimising collaboration between regions, surfacing new sales opportunities, and driving impactful through-the-line campaigns.

Krimmel joined Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in 2003. With a tenure spanning a couple of decades, he has held various Sales and Marketing roles, including Business Development Manager for North Texas and, subsequently, Director of Field Sales and Business Development spearheading NCL's U.S.-based Business Development Managers as well as Vice President of Trade Marketing and Engagement.

In one of his most recent roles prior to the current appointment, he served as Vice President of International Marketing and Global Creative Strategy, where he amongst others successfully led NCL’s Break Free campaign – the Brand’s most extensive international marketing campaign to date, with TV integrations worldwide.

Originally from Philadelphia, Krimmel attended Temple University and graduated with a BBA with a Marketing Concentration.

Scott Piccolo

Scott Piccolo

Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Experience Officer,
Norwegian Cruise Line


Piccolo joined NCLH in 2018 and is serving as Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Experience Officer since August 2021. In this role, he leads a holistic digital strategy for all brands under Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. He serves as a change advocate, partnering with business leaders across the organisation to oversee all digital initiatives, alignment of goals and drive the future digital vision of the company.

Before joining NCLH, Scott served as Managing Director for Sphere Business Consulting, where he was responsible for providing direction and support to clients through significant business process transformation, enterprise-wide software implementations, compliance, and financial reporting efforts. Prior to co-founding Sphere Business Consulting, Scott held senior management positions at both Arthur Andersen and BearingPoint, Inc.

Scott received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) focused in Management Information Systems from Auburn University. As the son of a military officer, Scott has lived in several U.S. states as well as countries around the world. He now resides in Coral Gables Florida with his family.