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New strategy boss for Royal Carib

Vance Johnston has been named vice president of Corporate Strategy for Royal Caribbean Cruises.Johnston will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic planning processes, corporate development activities and other major initiatives, and will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Luis Leon.

Johnston joins RCCL after serving as vice president of Strategic Planning and Development for OfficeMax, Inc. Prior to that, he held a variety of senior executive positions in strategic planning, operations and finance with organizations including Burger King, OfficeMax, Ernst & Young LLP, and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP. Johnston has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategy development, and international operations.

“We’re thrilled to have someone with Vance’s experience and demonstrated record of success fill this vital position,” said Leon. “I’m confident he will make an immediate and positive impact on our growing business.”

Johnston holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of San Diego.