Former CLO and VP, Global Workforce Initiatives
Kimo Kippen is Chief Learning Officer at Hilton Worldwide, based in McLean Virginia. Due to his successes in this position, CLO Magazine recently named Kimo CLO of the Year. Kimo was recently selected as the chairman of the board of directors for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) of which Hilton Worldwide is a founding member. Kimo has served as the chairman of the board of the Association for Talent Development (formerly, American Society for Training & Development) in 2007 and is a member of the organization’s Public Policy Council. Kimo also sits on the board for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and is actively involved with Business Champions as a representative for Hilton Worldwide. Prior to joining Hilton, Kippen worked for Marriott International for 21 years. In his last position there, he was responsible for the Center of Excellence for Learning. Before this, he led management engagement for the enterprise. He also has served as vice president of human resources for Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, North America. Kippen holds an M.S. in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Post Graduate Program.