Tony D. Dinkins, a highly accomplished human resources professional with more than two decades of experience, has been named vice president of corporate human resources for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.

Dinkins will be responsible for overseeing the company’s shoreside talent management process including all hiring, evaluation, performance-driven compensation, and rewards and benefits strategies, as well as corporate training, for personnel at the company’s offices in Miami and Miramar, Fla., and Colorado Springs, Colo. Dinkins joins the company effective May 7, and will report to Carnival Cruise Lines’ Chief Financial Officer Anne Bramman.

Prior to joining Carnival, Dinkins served as vice president of human resources consulting and services at Citrix Systems, Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based software company.  In 2011 he was a recipient of the South Florida Business Journal Human Resources Excellence Award.    Prior to joining Citrix, Dinkins held a number of senior level positions for major technology companies such as Avaya Inc., Lucent Technologies and AT&T Global Information Solutions.

“Carnival’s continued growth requires a strong HR executive such as Tony to oversee our wide-ranging talent management, employee relations and human resource strategies,” said Bramman. “Tony’s extensive background, high level experience and proven track record of success makes him the ideal candidate for this position,” she added.

Dinkins earned his MBA from Columbia University in New York, N.Y. and graduated with a bachelor of science in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.