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Richard D. O’Leary ’54

Chairman & Founder | Cruise International / CI Travel


  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1954 (D)
  • Alexander Hamilton Institute, NY, 1960-62
  • M.B.A., Adelphi University, 1965
  • Honorary Ph.D., Maine Maritime Academy, 1998

Career Highlights:

  • Founder and President, Cruise International/CI Travel, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Managing Director, Virginia Cruise Corporation
  • Assistant General Manager, Norfolk Port and Industrial Authority
  • Commandant of Midshipmen, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Special Assistant to the Superintendent, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Officer, U. S. Merchant Marine (including 5 years on SS United States)
  • Officer, U. S. Navy (Captain, USNR)

Distinguished Service:

  • Member, TWA Airline Advisory Board
  • Vice Chairman, Norfolk Catholic High School
  • Board of Directors, Greater Norfolk Corporation
  • Created the Port and Maritime Institute at Old Dominion University
  • Named one of the Top 100 Irish Business People in America