Caitlin Gardner

Vice President, Brand and Communications

Caitlin Gardner

Caitlin Gardner is the Vice President of Brand and Communications for Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ: LIND), the pioneering global leader of expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences. 


In her role, Gardner is responsible for leading the brand’s external communications and consumer marketing efforts in support of its growing fleet of modern expedition vessels sailing some of the most remote geographies around the world. She also plays an integral role in the long-term extension and expansion of the Lindblad Expeditions brand’s strategic relationship with renowned exploration and scientific discovery brand National Geographic. 


Prior to joining Lindblad Expeditions in January 2024, Gardner most recently served as Director of Integrated Communications driving a people-first culture at SpartanNash, a Fortune 500 food distributor and grocery retailer responsible for distributing food to independent grocers, military commissaries, and corporate-owned retail stores around the world. There, she was responsible for further developing the company’s public relations function with integrated cross-functional impact across public relations, video, web, creative and social media strategies. 


An established cruise and travel industry communications leader, Gardner also spent eight years at Cruise Planners leading communications and digital strategy efforts for the nation’s largest travel advisor franchise. Prior to Cruise Planners, she worked at some of the nation’s leading PR and advertising agencies specializing in hospitality, destination, restaurant, retail and resort PR.