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Hilton Appoints New Head of Corporate Affairs

Extensive Policy and Communications Experience includes Serving as a Senior White House Advisor and Top U.S. Senate Aide

November 21, 2016  |  This information originated in American English.
 

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has named Katie Beirne Fallon as senior vice president and global head of corporate affairs. She previously served as a senior advisor at the White House and a top aide in the U.S. Senate. Hilton's corporate affairs department includes communications, government relations and corporate responsibility functions globally for the company. Fallon will report to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, and serve as a member of the executive committee.

"As we continue to gain momentum and accelerate our growth around the world, finding additional ways to connect and engage with our most critical stakeholders becomes even more important. Katie is widely admired by both high-ranking Republicans and Democrats, and her unique perspective on the strategic intersection between communications and policy will help us strengthen the Hilton brand and drive value for the business. Together with the entire corporate affairs team, we are extremely well positioned to further our industry leadership and differentiate ourselves in the marketplace," said Nassetta.

"I am honored and excited to join the Hilton team on their mission to be the world's most hospitable company," said Fallon. "Hilton is renowned for its exceptional customer service, its pioneering innovation in the industry and its leadership in the communities it serves. The global hospitality sector has never been more dynamic, and as Hilton continues to strengthen its competitive position around the world, I am eager to work with the team in building upon the terrific heritage and reputation of the business," Fallon continued.

Fallon has held senior roles in policy and communications in Washington, D.C. for over a decade - most recently as director of legislative affairs at the White House for President Obama. Before becoming the President's chief liaison to Members of Congress, Fallon served as his deputy communications director, responsible for his strategic communications planning. Prior to her work at the White House, Fallon held various leadership roles in the U.S. Senate as a longtime aide to Senator Charles Schumer, including managing communications and legislative strategy as staff director for the Democratic Policy and Communications Center and as legislative director for Senator Schumer.

Before entering politics, Fallon worked in investment banking and strategic consulting. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame and completed two master's degrees in political science at the London School of Economics and Queens University Belfast as a Marshall Scholar. 

Contact:
Astrid Egerton-Vernon
+1 703 883 5696
astrid.egerton-vernon@hilton.com

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.