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Hilton Worldwide’s Jon Muñoz Named 100 Most Influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business Magazine

November 01, 2011  |  This information originated in American English.
 

MCLEAN, Va. - Hispanic Business magazine named Jon Muñoz, senior director of global diversity and inclusion for Hilton Worldwide, to its 2011 list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics".

"We're very pleased to have Jon on our diversity and inclusion team," said Matt Schuyler, chief human resources officer, Hilton Worldwide. "His extensive subject matter expertise and relationships with diverse community leaders has been instrumental in further developing our global diversity and inclusion strategy."

The annual list is developed by the magazine's research arm, HispanTelligence, and reflective of three key criteria:

  • Hispanics of U.S citizenship that have had recent and national impact and whose achievements inspire other Hispanics to similar endeavors;
  • Candidates within, but not limited to, the following industries -- entertainment, performing arts, media and journalism, literature, sports, science and academia, entrepreneurship, government and corporate; and
  • Focus on those who have promoted the advancement of Hispanics in the U.S. by their leadership, community involvement or professional achievements.

Muñoz has more than 20 years of experience and twice served as chairman of the board of directors of the National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC) in Washington, D.C., a non-profit organization focused on providing benchmarking and best practices to corporations maximizing the Hispanic market opportunity. In 2010, he co-founded the NHCC Corporate Executive Development Program, a national leadership development program targeting top-performing mid-level Hispanic managers and directors who aspire to executive positions in corporate America's C-suites.   

Muñoz has managed external strategic consumer and business relationships with influential African American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBT and Women non-profit organizations in the US. He has actively served in leadership positions on the boards of numerous diverse organizations, among them the League of United Latin American Citizens Corporate Alliance Vice Chair of Strategic Planning, the NAACP's ACT-SO Advisory Council Executive Committee, the National Hispanic Corporate Council Board of Directors Officer, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board Vice Chair of Strategic Planning and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Brain Trust. 

Global diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority for Hilton Worldwide. With more than 600,000 managed and franchised team members working in 3,750 hotels in 85 countries around the world, Hilton Worldwide focuses on and celebrates diverse culture, talent, workplace, and marketplace initiatives, building on its legacy of global inclusiveness.

For more information Hilton Worldwide's diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

Contact:
Dasha Ross
(703) 883-5805
Dasha.ross@hilton.com

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 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 Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 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.