Kathryn Beiser Joins Hilton Worldwide as Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications

  Kathryn Beiser Joins Hilton Worldwide as Executive Vice President of
  Corporate Communications

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- December 05, 2012

Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Kathryn Beiser as
executive vice president of corporate communications. Beginning on December 3,
she will oversee external and internal communications and corporate
responsibility globally. She will report to Hilton Worldwide’s president and
chief executive officer, Christopher J. Nassetta, and join the company’s
executive committee.

Kathryn Beiser, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Hilton
Worldwide (Photo: Busines ...

Kathryn Beiser, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Hilton
Worldwide (Photo: Business Wire)

Beiser joins Hilton Worldwide from Discover Financial Services, a direct
banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in
U.S. financial services, where she was vice president of corporate
communications. Prior to joining Discover in 2006, Beiser spent 20 years
working at some of the world’s leading public relations agencies, including
Burson-Marsteller, GolinHarris and Hill and Knowlton. Beiser will be based at
Hilton Worldwide’s global headquarters in McLean, Va.

“As the world’s fastest growing major hotel company, Hilton Worldwide has an
outstanding story to tell and many successes to communicate, and Kathy is
exactly the right leader to ensure those messages are delivered strategically
and effectively,” said Nassetta. “We conducted an extensive search for this
position, and Kathy emerged as an exceptional candidate with a great range of
professional experiences in her background. We’re thrilled to welcome her to
the team.”

About Kathryn Beiser

Most recently, Beiser served as vice president of corporate communications for
Discover Financial Services. In this role, she was responsible for internal
and external communications, executive communications, issues management,
corporate responsibility and reputation strategy. She was also a member of the
company's management committee and diversity and inclusion advisory board.

Previously, Beiser was a managing director of Burson-Marsteller’s corporate
practice, where she was responsible for agency business development and served
as a senior communications counselor to a number of companies across a broad
range of industries. For eight years, Beiser ran one of the firm’s largest
accounts worldwide.

Beiser holds a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University and an
M.S. in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.
Additionally, she is a Trustee of the Institute for Public Relations and a
member of The Seminar and The Arthur W. Page Society.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and
leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.
The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional
guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more
than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 90 countries
and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels &
Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels,
Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by
Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class
guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more
information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at
www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide,
www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and

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