Monday, June 22, 2009

Matthew Schuyler Joins Hilton as Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer

Hilton Hotels Announces New Executive Appointment

Matthew W. Schuyler Joins Hilton as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Hotels Corporation today announced the appointment of Matthew W. Schuyler as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Schuyler will report to Hilton's President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Nassetta and will be responsible for leading Hilton's human resources organization. Mr. Schuyler joins Hilton from Capital One Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:COF), a global diversified financial services provider and Fortune 500 company, where he served as Chief Human Resources Officer. Beginning in August, he will be based out of Hilton's global headquarters in McLean, VA.

Christopher J. Nassetta commented, "Our entire organization will benefit from Matt's vast knowledge as he leads an area that is crucial to the success of our business. As we work toward building the world's leading hotel company, I am confident that Matt's experience will enhance our ability to nurture and develop our talented team members."

About Matthew W. Schuyler
Mr. Schuyler has more than 20 years of experience in corporate human resource management. Most recently, at Capital One Financial Corporation, he was responsible for guiding the company's award-winning human resources strategy and execution as well as overseeing Capital One's corporate real estate portfolio and corporate sustainability efforts.

Prior to Capital One, Mr. Schuyler was with Cisco Systems, Inc., where he was a Vice President of Human Resources. He has also served as a partner in the Global Human Resources group at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Schuyler holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and he earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Penn State University. He serves as the Chairman for the Board of Directors of Greater D.C. Cares. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Humane Society and is a member of The Pennsylvania State University Smeal Business School Board of Visitors.

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