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Magazine honors Kruse for building strong company

Stein Kruse of Holland America

Holland America’s Stein Kruse receives Seattle Business Magazine’s Executive Excellence Award.

Stein Kruse, Holland America Group chief executive officer, was awarded Seattle Business magazine’s 2017 Executive Excellence Award at a black-tie event on Jan. 25. During the gala at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Kruse was recognized as one of Washington State’s top business leaders.

The Executive Excellence Awards honor senior executives who have demonstrated extraordinary, consistent leadership in guiding their organizations to success.

“Thanks to Seattle Business magazine for this meaningful recognition and for including me in such a distinguished group of honorees,” said Kruse. “As chief executive officer of Holland America Group, I work with an incredible group of talented colleagues who show their commitment every day to delivering memorable vacation experiences for our guests and creating a positive impact in our community.”

Each year a committee of local executives selects the honorees. This is the fifth year the awards have been presented.

“These outstanding executives inspire us with their leadership and thoughtful management,” said Leslie Helm, executive editor at Seattle Business magazine. “By managing an aggressive expansion while at the same time nurturing a collaborative culture, Stein Kruse has built a strong company that contributes mightily to the Seattle community.”

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