Company Management

Christopher J. Nassetta* , , , President & Chief Executive Officer

Christopher J. Nassetta is President and Chief Executive Officer for Hilton Worldwide. He joined the company in 2007.

Previously, Mr. Nassetta was President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a position he held since 2000. He joined Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 1995 as Executive Vice President and was elected Chief Operating Officer in 1997.

Before joining Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Mr. Nassetta co-founded Bailey Capital Corporation in 1991, where he was responsible for the operations of the real estate investment and advisory firm. Prior to founding Bailey Capital Corporation, he spent seven years at The Oliver Carr Company, ultimately serving as Chief Development Officer. In this role, he was responsible for all development and related activities for one of the largest commercial real estate companies in the mid-Atlantic region.

Mr. Nassetta serves on multiple boards and organizations including:

  • World Travel & Tourism Council – Executive Committee Member for the organization that works to raise awareness of Travel & Tourism as one of the world's largest industries.
  • International Youth Foundation – Board Member for the global organization that seeks to realize the power and promise of young people.
  • Partners for a New Beginning – Member of the Steering Committee for the organization that deepens connections between the U.S. and local communities in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia through public-private partnerships.
  • CoStar Group, Inc. – Independent Director of the nation's leading provider of electronic commercial real estate information.
  • The Real Estate Roundtable – Member and immediate past Chairman of the organization that brings together leaders of the nation's top public and privately-held real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms with the leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues relating to real estate and the overall economy.
  • Federal City Council – Member of the non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the nation's capital.
  • The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. – Member of the nonprofit that promotes collaboration among business leaders, government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps and creates a forum for them to express their views on the most important economic issues of the day.
  • Arlington Free Clinic – Supporter of the non-profit, community-based, volunteer-driven organization that is committed to providing access to quality health care services to low-income, uninsured county residents.
  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts – Director of the organization that offers excellent and innovative performing arts programs for the enrichment, education and enjoyment of diverse audiences and participants.
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Vice Chairman of the Corporate Fund, which ensures that our national cultural center is the nexus of the performing arts for dance, music and theater.

Mr. Nassetta graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce with a degree in finance. He currently serves on the McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board.

Kathryn Beiser , , , Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications

Kathryn Beiser is Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications for Hilton Worldwide. She joined the company in December 2012 and oversees external and internal communications and corporate responsibility globally.

Previously, Ms. Beiser was vice president of corporate communications at Discover Financial Services, a direct banking and payment services company.

Prior to Discover, Ms. Beiser spent 20 years working at some of the world's leading public relations agencies, including Burson-Marsteller, GolinHarris and Hill and Knowlton.

Ms. Beiser is a Trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and a member of The Seminar and The Arthur W. Page Society.

Ms. Beiser holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.

Joe Berger , , , President, Americas

Joseph (Joe) Berger is President, Americas for Hilton Worldwide. He is responsible for the operations functions of over 350 corporately managed Hilton Worldwide hotels and Hilton Grand Vacation resorts throughout North, Central and South America.

Prior to his current position with Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Berger served as Co-President of LXR Luxury Resorts and Hotels where he managed the formation and growth of the enterprise for over four years. Under his direction, the company repositioned several iconic properties to create one of the most profitable resort and hotel operations in the industry. Previously he also served as President of Prime Hotels, which operated AmeriSuites, Wellsly Inns, and independent full service hotels.

Earlier in his career Mr. Berger served as Managing Director of the world famous St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco and previously held positions as Area Managing Director North East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts as well as General Manager of both the Westin William Penn in Pittsburgh and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. He has also worked internationally both in Hotel Operations and Finance with Marriott in Vienna, Frankfurt, Munich and Warsaw.

A native of Virginia, Mr. Berger currently resides in Connecticut with his family.

Kristin Campbell* , , , Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Kristin Campbell is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Hilton Worldwide. She joined the company in June 2011 and is responsible for leading Hilton Worldwide's global legal, compliance and government relations functions.

Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Ms. Campbell was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Staples, Inc., a $25 billion international office products company. While in this role she gained experience in board work and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, M&A, commercial transactions, litigation, real estate, labor and employment, in both the U.S. domestic and international arenas.

Prior to joining Staples, Inc. in 1993, Ms. Campbell worked at law firms Goodwin Proctor and Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster.

Ms. Campbell is a Board Director of The Trustees of Reservation, a non-profit land conservation organization. She is a member of the Massachusetts and Virginia bars.

Ms. Campbell is a graduate of Cornell University Law School.

Ian R. Carter* , , , President, Development, Architecture and Construction

Ian Carter is President, Development, Architecture and Construction for Hilton Worldwide. Mr. Carter was Chief Executive Officer of Hilton International prior to its re-acquisition by the company in 2006.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Carter served as Officer and President of Black & Decker Corporation, Middle East, Africa and Asia. In this role, he was responsible for all operations outside of the Americas. Prior to Black & Decker, Mr. Carter spent more than a decade with General Electric Plastics, ultimately serving as President of General Electric Specialty Chemical.

Mr. Carter serves on multiple boards and organizations including:

  • Hilton in the Community Foundation – Chairman of the grant-making organization, which fundraises throughout Hilton Worldwide properties in Europe to support disadvantaged children and young people.
  • Board of Burberry Group plc – Non-Executive Director of the FTSE 100 British luxury fashion house, which manufactures clothing, fragrance and fashion accessories.
  • International Tourism Partnership – Chairman of the membership organization of leading companies from the travel and tourism industry.
  • California Travel and Tourism Commission – Commissioner of the non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state's travel industry.
  • Boston University School of Hospitality Administration – Member of the Board of Advisors.
  • Institute of Hospitality – Fellow of the professional body for managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

Mr. Carter is a graduate of the University of West London, School of Business and Management, and received an honorary doctorate from the University for his industry accomplishments and ongoing support of the development of future hospitality leaders.

Jeffrey A. Diskin* , , , Executive Vice President, Commercial Services

Jeff Diskin is Executive Vice President of Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide and oversees the company's Customer Marketing, Revenue Management, Online Services and E-Commerce divisions; including Hilton HHonors, the company's premier guest loyalty program that links 38 million members to Hilton Worldwide's global portfolio of 10 hotel brands and 4,000 properties in 90+ countries.

Mr. Diskin first joined Hilton in 1988 and has held numerous marketing and management positions since that time, including roles where he was responsible for developing the company's customer marketing, websites and online strategies to overseeing the company's Hilton and luxury brands. He also served as President and COO Hilton HHonors Worldwide subsidiary from 1997 to 2004.

Before joining Hilton, Mr. Diskin worked for MPI, a subsidiary of United Airlines, specializing in loyalty program design and implementation.

Mr. Diskin is a member of the Room Key board, and was previously a board director for Doubletree Hotel Systems Inc., Hilton Inns, Inc., and Promus Hotels Inc. He was elected president of the Frequent Traveler Marketing Association, and has been a recipient of three annual Best in Show campaign awards from Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

James E. Holthouser* , , , Executive Vice President, Global Brands

Jim Holthouser is Hilton Worldwide's Executive Vice President of Global Brands. In this role, he serves as the company's global leader for brand management and customer marketing across nine consumer brands for more than 4,000 hotels, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.

Mr. Holthouser also oversees the product disciplines that support these hotels. The Product Management group is responsible for the development and management of products for Food & Beverage, Meetings & Events, Spa, Fitness, Guest Technology and Sustainability. The Global Brands Strategy group is responsible for developing strategies for all brand and product groups across the enterprise.

With more than 20 years of experience in the lodging, restaurant and gaming industries, Mr. Holthouser has held a series of senior management positions within Hilton Worldwide in the branding, franchising and marketing arenas. Most recently, he was Global Head of Full Service Brands and Global Head of Embassy Suites Hotels, overseeing all aspects of brand management including marketing and PR, sales, revenue management, research and development, and franchise owner relations.

Previously, Mr. Holthouser served as Senior Vice President of Brand Management for Homewood Suites by Hilton. His career with the company began in 1979 as the Director of Market Research for Promus.

Mr. Holthouser received his MA in economics/political science from the University of Louisville and his international MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management. He is fluent in German and has a strong working knowledge of French.

Kevin J. Jacobs* , , , Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Jacobs is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Hilton Worldwide. He oversees all of the company's global finance functions, as well as its global information technology function and all real estate and asset management aspects of its portfolio of nearly 160 owned, leased and joint ventured hotels. He joined the company in 2008 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy; was elected Treasurer in 2009; and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff in 2012.

Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Jacobs was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Treasurer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. While in this role, Mr. Jacobs was responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing on potential mergers, acquisitions or other strategic corporate transactions and leading the company's corporate strategic and business planning efforts. As Treasurer, he oversaw the company's corporate finance and treasury activities globally.

Prior to Fairmont Raffles, Mr. Jacobs spent seven years with Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., most recently as Vice President, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, in which capacity he led the company's strategic planning and investor relations functions. Mr. Jacobs has also held various roles in the Hospitality Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the Hospitality Valuation Group at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University, and a member of the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute.

Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Matt Richardson , , , Head of Architecture, Design & Construction

Matt Richardson is Head, Architecture, Design & Construction for Hilton Worldwide. He oversees the company's global efforts regarding new build projects, capital improvements, technical advisory services, interior design and construction. Mr. Richardson joined Hilton Worldwide in 2008.

Previously, Mr. Richardson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., where he oversaw all of the company's design and construction activities. Prior to Host Hotels & Resorts, he held various positions with Carr America Realty Corporation.

Mr. Richardson received a Master's degree in Business Administration and his Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia. He is the Treasurer for the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation.

Martin Rinck , , , President, Asia Pacific

Martin Rinck is President, Asia Pacific for Hilton Worldwide. He is responsible for the operations of over 90 trading hotels in the 18 countries across Asia Pacific, while also overseeing the company's aggressive growth plans to more than double its presence in the region in the next few years. Mr. Rinck joined Hilton Worldwide in November 2008.

Prior to joining Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Rinck was President and Managing Director – Asia Pacific for Carlson Hotels since 2007. Prior to Carlson Hotels, Mr. Rinck was the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for The Rezidor Hotel Group, where he drove significant growth for The Rezidor Hotel Group's hotel portfolio in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Before joining The Rezidor Hotel Group, Mr. Rinck was the Chief Executive Officer of Movenpick Gastronomy International based in Switzerland, responsible for 150 restaurants worldwide. His hotel industry experience also includes 10 years with the InterContinental Hotels Group in Europe and the United States, and four years with the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Indonesia.

Born in Hamburg, Mr. Rinck holds an MBA from Brunel University.

Matthew W. Schuyler* , , , Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Matthew W. Schuyler is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hilton Worldwide and leads the company's global human resources organization. Mr. Schuyler joined the company in 2008.

Prior to Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Schuyler was Chief Human Resources Officer at Capital One Financial Corporation. In this role he was responsible for guiding the Fortune 500 company's award-winning human resources strategy and execution, as well as overseeing Capital One's corporate real estate portfolio and corporate sustainability efforts.

Prior to Capital One, Mr. Schuyler served as a Vice President of Human Resources with Cisco Systems, Inc. and as a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Global Human Resources Group.

Mr. Schuyler holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Penn State University.

Mr. Schuyler serves on the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and is a member of the Penn State University Business School Board of Visitors and Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Board.

Simon Vincent , , , President, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Simon Vincent is President, Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton Worldwide. Based in London, Mr. Vincent is responsible for almost 300 hotels across six brands with more than 47,000 team members in 49 countries.

Since joining the company in 2007, Vincent has overseen the opening of more than 100 hotels and spearheaded growth in the multi-brand proposition, which along with the core Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand includes Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and DoubleTree by Hilton.

A 20-year veteran of the leisure and travel industry, Vincent was previously CEO of Opodo, the pan-European online travel agency. He also spent 13 years at the Thomas Cook Group, latterly as Chief Operating Officer of the UK Travel Division.

Vincent has extensive international experience having held a number of pan-European roles and has also worked in North America and Japan. He spent the early part of his career in International Banking with HSBC.

Mr. Vincent is Chairman of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, Chair of the Hospitality Guild and is also a Trustee of the Jigsaw School, an independent day school for children on the autistic spectrum.

Mark D. Wang* , , , President, Global Sales & Hilton Grand Vacations

Mark Wang is President, Global Sales & Hilton Grand Vacations for Hilton Worldwide and oversees all of the company's global timeshare operations. Mr. Wang was appointed to this role in 2008, after serving as Head of Hilton Grand Vacations, Asia.

Mr. Wang first joined Hilton Grand Vacations in 1999 as Managing Director, Hawaii, and has held numerous sales, marketing and management positions within the organization since that time.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wang co-founded PAHIO Resorts in Hawaii and served as its president for six years. He later founded Aloha Resorts International, which oversaw the sales, marketing and property management of Kahana Falls Resort on the Island of Maui. In 1994, Mr. Wang formed Grand Ownership Resorts, Ltd., a consulting company that developed a successful vacation ownership program at The Bay Club on the Big Island of Hawaii, a resort now managed by Hilton Grand Vacations.

Mr. Wang serves on the American Resort Development Association's Board of Directors.

*Executive officer as defined under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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