Loyalist is how Hispanic Executive magazine described Adolfo Perez, vice president of Sales and Trade Marketing at Carnival Cruise Line, when he was named by the publication as one of the Top 10 Líderes in 2016 for exemplary leadership and innovation in business. Perez’s journey at Carnival Corporation reached a milestone of 34 years. He began his career at Carnival Cruise Lines as a junior in high school with a thirst for knowledge and success. Perez holds an MBA from Florida International University (FIU). He was officially hired as a check-in agent, and continued to advance in his career holding several managerial positions including reservations manager and embarkation supervisor. An opportunity of a lifetime for Perez was a promotion that anchored him in the U.K. where he was tasked with the set-up and operations of the sales and marketing office. Today, as Carnival Cruise Line’s head of Sales and Trade Marketing, Perez engages with over 30,000 travel agents to foster fruitful business relationships. Perez has the leadership traits and values that Carnival Corporation embodies among its more than 120,000 employees worldwide. He continues to use his success to mentor new and future hires and help them set sail towards professional accomplishments.