The new president of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Thomas Ostebo, unexpectedly left his new job amidst claims by CLIA that he departed for unexplained "personal reasons."
Mr. Ostebo retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a rear admiral before joining CLIA. He joined CLIA with great fanfare.
CLIA Chairman and president of Royal Caribbean, Adam Goldstein, said that Ostebo supposedly wanted to spend more time with his family.
Hannah Sampson of the Miami Herald interviewed Mr. Ostebo shortly after he started at CLIA. He told the Herald that his job at CLIA was “interesting, frightening, shocking and exciting all at the same time in just the first couple days.”
"I told my wife last night: ‘After day two, I feel like I’ve been here two years already.’”
Anyone know what really happened to cause Admiral Ostebo to bolt from CLIA?
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