Hilton places comms under new chief administrative officer Matthew Schuyler

Former EVP of global corporate affairs Katie Fallon has left Hilton for McDonald’s.

Incoming Hilton chief administrative officer Matthew Schuyler. (Image via Hilton).
Incoming Hilton chief administrative officer Matthew Schuyler. (Image via Hilton).

MCLEAN, VA: Hilton is moving responsibility for communications under Matthew Schuyler, its chief human resources officer who is set to assume the newly created role of chief administrative officer on October 12. 

In the new structure, the communications, government affairs and corporate responsibility team will report to Schuyler, said Nigel Glennie, head of Americas and global corporate communications, via email. The group includes Katrina Jones, head of EMEA and global team member for communications; Craig Dezern, head of global consumer communications; Erica Gordon, leader of government affairs; Kate Mikesell, head of corporate responsibility; Anil Nayak, lead for Asia-Pacific comms; and Glennie. 

Schuyler will also be responsible for workplace services and supply management. 

Hilton is promoting Laura Fuentes, chief talent and diversity officer, to chief human resources officer, replacing Schuyler. Her promotion is also effective on October 12.

The changes mean communications and external affairs will no longer have separate representation on Hilton’s executive committee. Schuyler declined to comment on the reasoning behind the structural changes.

Hilton made the appointments after former EVP of global corporate affairs Katie Fallon left to join McDonald’s as EVP and chief global impact officer, leading a newly created global impact team focused on purpose.

Hilton’s Q2 revenue dropped 77.3% in Q2 to $564 million as it posted a net loss of $432 million, largely due to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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