Gabriela Gonzalez, a highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in marketing strategy, sales and product management, has been named vice president –  guest technology & photo operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise operator.

In this new role, Gonzalez is responsible for overseeing the company’s photo operation as well as all guest technology efforts, including Internet and voice and data communications. She is also responsible for the development and expansion of Carnival’s FunHub computer and mobile products. Gonzalez reports to Gus Antorcha, Carnival’s senior vice president of guest commerce.

Prior to joining Carnival, Gonzalez worked at Progreso Financiero, a fast-growing financial services firm where she led the launch of a reloadable prepaid card to serve as a loan disbursement vehicle and alternative bank account. She then moved on to leadership roles in product management and sales within the company. Prior to joining Progreso Financiero, Gonzalez worked at Monitor Group Consulting where she focused on developing marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies in varying industries ranging from telecommunications and biotech to beverages and toys.

Gonzalez graduated with a bachelor of arts in international relations from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and earned her MBA from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.