William Butler

Vice President of Retail Services, Carnival Cruise Line

William Butler currently serves at the Vice President of Retail for Carnival Cruise Line.  As the largest cruise line operator in the world, Carnival Cruise Line features 26 vessels positioned in 16 US home ports, Australia, and Europe; serving over five-million guests per year. William is responsible for executing the global fleetwide strategy for retail with management of six retail concessionaire partners and proprietary onboard retail stores. He drives the strategic vision that delivers a retail experience in-line with the broader vacation experience onboard Carnival Cruise Line vessels. Previous to Carnival Cruise Line, William worked for FAO Schwarz and Macy’s Inc. William earned a BS in Business Management from Virginia Tech and is currently pursuing his Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.