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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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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 23 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.