Brian Badura is director for Global Public Relations & Strategic Initiatives for Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience. In this position, he is responsible for the line’s overall public relations strategy. In addition to a team of three at the company’s headquarters in Seattle, he manages a global team of public relations agencies in New York, London, Sydney, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Wiesbaden, Germany. His role also includes primary management for key brand partnerships, including the multi-year agreement with UNESCO World Heritage, where the line is committed to contributing a minimum of $1 million U.S. to support the organization’s effort to preserve and protect World Heritage sites.
Badura joined Seabourn in February 2016. Prior to that, he spent the previous 16 years of his career with the United States Navy, most recently serving as public affairs officer for Commander, Submarine Group Nine in Bangor, Wash., where he was responsible for the overall communication efforts for the guided-missile and ballistic-missile submarine fleet on the U.S. West Coast. During his tenure with the Navy, he held positions at medical, operational and fleet headquarters and commands located in Norfolk, VA; Kabul, Afghanistan; Naples, Italy; and Washington DC. He also has experience in business to business sales.
Badura is passionate about travel along with the wisdom and insight it brings to people from around the world, helping to connect us all and break down barriers to cooperation and understanding. He is always keen to uncover better and more efficient strategies that allow the company and his team to gain awareness in the global luxury travel marketplace using traditional media, influencers, and digital communication strategies.
A U.S. national, Badura and his family reside in the greater Seattle area.