Hilton Appoints New Head of Corporate Affairs

Katie Beirne Fallon's extensive policy and communications experience includes serving as a senior White House advisor and top U.S. Senate aide.

Hilton (No. 42 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) has named Katie Beirne Fallon as senior vice president and global head of corporate affairs. She previously served as a senior advisor at the White House and a top aide in the U.S. Senate. Hilton's corporate affairs department includes communications, government relations and corporate responsibility functions globally for the company.


Fallon will report to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, and serve as a member of the executive committee.

Katie Beirne Fallon

"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," said Nassetta.

"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."

"I am honored and excited to join the Hilton team on their mission to be the world's most hospitable company," said Fallon. "Hilton is renowned for its exceptional customer service, its pioneering innovation in the industry and its leadership in the communities it serves. The global hospitality sector has never been more dynamic, and as Hilton continues to strengthen its competitive position around the world, I am eager to work with the team in building upon the terrific heritage and reputation of the business," Fallon continued.

Fallon has held senior roles in policy and communications in Washington, D.C. for over a decade - most recently as director of legislative affairs at the White House for President Obama. Before becoming the President's chief liaison to Members of Congress, Fallon served as his deputy communications director, responsible for his strategic communications planning. Prior to her work at the White House, Fallon held various leadership roles in the U.S. Senate as a longtime aide to Senator Charles Schumer, including managing communications and legislative strategy as staff director for the Democratic Policy and Communications Center and as legislative director for Senator Schumer.

Before entering politics, Fallon worked in investment banking and strategic consulting. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, 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.

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Hilton has named Jon Muñoz as Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. In his new role, Muñoz will oversee Hilton's global diversity management practice, focusing on developing culture, talent and marketplace strategies that cultivate inclusion.

Already known as one of the World's Best Workplaces, Hilton was recognized in 2017 for its diversity and inclusion efforts by DiversityInc, Fortune, Forbes, Human Rights Campaign, National Business Inclusion Consortium and LATINA Style.

Muñoz joined Hilton in 2011 as Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion and has played a key role in driving Hilton's global diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to joining Hilton, Muñoz served in diversity roles for Sprint and multicultural marketing roles for Nextel Communications, Bank One (JPMorgan Chase) and NationsBank (Bank of America).

"As a global hospitality company, it's increasingly important to leverage the benefits of an intentional diversity and inclusion management practice to drive sustainable engagement and company performance," said Muñoz. "I'm proud of the important strides we've made on our diversity and inclusion journey at Hilton and look forward to building on those successes to support our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world."

"In his seven years at Hilton, Jon has built a track record for success, providing leadership for our comprehensive, and now award-winning, diversity and inclusion program," Matthew W. Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton. "This role is incredibly important as we continue to create welcoming and inclusive work environments for all, and amazing experiences for our guests."

Muñoz actively serves in leadership roles at a diverse nonprofit organizations including: Conference Board Diversity and Inclusion Center Advisory Board, Friends of the American Latino Museum Treasurer of the Board of Directors, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, League of United Latin American Citizens Corporate Alliance, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ACT-SO Advisory Council, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Co-Chair of the Corporate Advisory Council, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board. He is also a co-founder of the National Hispanic Corporate Council Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP), offered in partnership with Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. The CEDP is dedicated to advancing Hispanic managers to executive positions in global enterprises.

Muñoz holds a Bachelor of Science in communications and advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.