Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. Elected to Hilton Board of Directors
MCLEAN, Va. - 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 (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 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.