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Hilton Welcomes New Executive Committee Members

Leading hospitality company elevates long‑serving diversity and talent executive to Chief Human Resource Officer and creates new Chief Administrative Officer role

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced changes to its executive leadership, appointing Matthew W. Schuyler to the newly-created role of Chief Administrative Officer, and elevating Hilton’s Chief Talent Officer, Laura Fuentes, to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer, effective immediately. 

As Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Schuyler will be responsible for coordinating global business performance against many of Hilton’s key strategic priorities. His organization will include leadership of global, cross-business functions including Hilton Supply Management, Workplace Facilities, and the Communications and External Affairs function, including communications, government affairs, and corporate responsibility. During Schuyler’s 11 years at Hilton, he has transformed the company’s approach toward culture, resulting in recognition from the likes of Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work, who recently named Hilton as the #1 Best Company to Work For® in the U.S. for the second year in a row. 

As Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Fuentes will lead Hilton’s people and culture strategy – a critical function in a business of people serving people. Fuentes has been with the company for seven years, most recently as Chief Talent Officer, where she led many of Hilton’s award-winning programs including recognition, compensation, benefits and diversity. Prior to joining Hilton, Fuentes spent six years at Capital One Financial in various corporate strategy and Human Resources roles: leading workforce analytics, recruitment, and compensation functions for the organization. Prior to Capital One, she worked at McKinsey & Company in their Madrid, New York, and Washington D.C offices, where she served clients across financial services and non-profit sectors. Fuentes represents Hilton on the board of directors of MAKERS Women and also serves on the boards of directors of Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Arlington Free Clinic. 

Both roles will report directly to President & Chief Executive Officer, Christopher J. Nassetta.

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