In addition, a primary focus for McKenzie will be to leverage Carnival Corporation's collective scale and expertise to continue creating unique and exciting shore excursions and port experiences as part of the company's goal to consistently exceed guest expectations.
McKenzie previously served as vice president of global financial planning and analysis, where she played an integral part in interpreting and engaging all nine brands to prepare the company's executive team for the quarterly earnings guidance and position the overall strategy and financial direction of the company. She also led the process of capturing, consolidating and analyzing data from the nine brands as well as the corporation's annual planning process that was key to the execution of the company's overall long-term strategy.
McKenzie, who started her career with Carnival Corporation in 1996, has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility. This included her time with the Carnival Cruise Line brand where she served in various leadership roles, including vice president of fleet accounting where she led a team of nearly 200 people working closely with the shipboard operations team in supporting execution of the overall onboard guest experience.
McKenzie started her career with Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, D.C., in 1992. Originally from Jamaica, West Indies, she is a graduate of Howard University where she earned her bachelor's degree in accounting. She also attended Florida International University where she earned a master's degree in international business.
McKenzie serves on the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and Honey Shine Inc.