MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today that Charlene T. Begley, former senior vice president and chief information officer at General Electric Company (GE) and chief executive officer of GE’s Home and Business Solutions segment, has been appointed to its board of directors, effective immediately.
"We are thrilled that Charlene has agreed to join the Hilton board,” said Jonathan D. Gray, chairman of Hilton's board of directors. “Charlene brings deep experience in leadership roles at an iconic, global, multifaceted business – experience that is perfectly matched to a dynamic company like Hilton. Her expertise in technology, finance and information security will make her an invaluable addition to our board.”
Ms. Begley held various executive management positions at GE from 1988 through 2013. In addition to her leadership of the Home and Business Solutions segment, she was president and chief executive officer of GE Enterprise Solutions, president and chief executive officer of GE Plastics and GE Transportation, and chief financial officer for GE Transportation and GE Plastics Europe and India.
Ms. Begley currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee of Nasdaq, Inc. and as a director and member of the audit and nominating committees of Red Hat, Inc. and WPP plc.
Ms. Begley’s appointment by the board is included in Hilton's 2017 proxy statement, and her election to the board has been recommended for approval by stockholders at Hilton's upcoming annual meeting of stockholders to be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.