Meet your GCO HR Team

Gale Gorton – Snr. Director, GCO Risk Management & HR Operations

“Joined GCO in April 1988 as a Dealer aboard the then Carnival Holiday. 33 years on; and I am still enjoying every moment. Shore side since February 2005, I previously sailed as a proud member of various onboard Casino teams for 11 years followed by 6.5 years in a roving capacity.
Now in the role of Snr. Director, GCO Risk Management & HR Operations, my colleagues and I look forward to bringing to our shipboard staff a more people-oriented HR department.
I feel privileged to have visited parts of the world that others can only dream about; to count as friends people from so many different cultures and backgrounds. A real foodie and travel addict, once this period of pause ends, I look forward to rebooking 2020 adventures as yet still in the ‘pipeline’.”

Jelena Kazi – Snr. Manager, GCO Talent Acquisition & HR Services

“My career in cruise industry began in 2005 when I first embarked Carnival Elation. After taking a short break in 2011 to relocate from Serbia to Miami and start a family, I became a member of GCO Team in 2012 as a Travel/Scheduling Coordinator and today I hold the role of Snr. Manager, GCO Talent Acquisition & HR Services. In my job I am focused on finding new people to join our amazing GCO team and provide support to our shipboard GCO team through a wide range of HR Services.”

Claudia Tudose – Manager, GCO HR Business Partner

“My journey with GCO family started in May 2004, as I joined the Carnival Destiny as a Casino Dealer. During my tenure with GCO I wore many hats and loved every moment of it: Casino Dealer, Host, Manager, Marketing Manager and now HR, where my passion for people and teams found its purpose. I love connecting with people from all over the world, an avid traveler fascinated by the cultural diversity. My new HR role is about connecting people and focus on what we have in common and brings us together as Team.”



This team of passionate HR professionals is committed to supporting you, by harnessing the power of diversity to bring out the best in People.