Hilton names new head of corporate affairs
Hilton has named a former senior White House adviser as its senior vice president and global head of corporate affairs.
Katie Berine Fallon was director of legislative affairs for President Obama until earlier this year. Prior to that role, she was Obama’s deputy communications director. She also has held leadership roles in the U.S. Senate as a longtime aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and was staff director for the Democratic Policy and Communications Center.
“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,” Hilton President and CEO Chris Nassetta said in a statement. “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.
Before entering politics, Fallon worked in investment banking and strategic consulting. 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.