Kimo Kippen


Kimo Kippen is the chief learning officer at Hilton Worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for strategic oversight of learning and development at Hilton Worldwide, based in McLean, Virginia.

Previously, Kippen was responsible for the Center of Excellence for Learning at Marriott International. Before this, he led management engagement for the enterprise of Marriott International. Further, in a previous role, Kippen was vice president of human resources for Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, North America.

Kippen also spent more than six years working in a private business based in Rome and Monte Carlo, where he established training for a fast food franchise company and assisted the owner in group consolidations and mergers.

He holds master’s degree in career and human resources development from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii. Kippen served as the chair of the board of ATD, or Association of Talent Development, in 2007 and served as a member of the ATD Public Policy Council.

Kippen currently serves on the board of directors of The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. He is an adjunct professor at Catholic University, facilitating the HR learning and development class for the university’s master’s program in human resources.

Originally from Hawaii, Kippen is married to Dorota Kowalska, a native of Warsaw, Poland, who works at AON Hewitt as a solutions architect in Cloud Deployment Services. They live between Washington D.C. and Warsaw.

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