Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today that Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective Aug. 6, 2015, and will serve on the Board’s Compensation Committee.
Jonathan D. Gray, chairman of the board of directors, Hilton Worldwide said, “We are delighted and honored that Jon has agreed to join the Hilton board. His extensive experience in both business and government, especially in Asia, will be invaluable to the company. We look forward to benefiting from his advice and counsel.”
Mr. Huntsman, age 55, has served as chairman of the Atlantic Council, a non-partisan think tank promoting constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs, since January 2014. Mr. Huntsman was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. From 2009 to 2011, he served as U.S. ambassador to China and he served as governor of the state of Utah from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Huntsman’s public service also includes appointments as U.S. ambassador to Singapore and deputy U.S. trade representative. He also serves as a director of Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, Inc. and Chevron Corporation.
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
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