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Hilton Worldwide Appoints Sherry Romello As Senior Director, Hilton Meetings & Product Management
February 16, 2012
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide announced the appointment of Sherry Romello as senior director, Hilton meetings and product management. Romello reports to Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and leads efforts to advance the positioning and product development for the meeting and convention segment across all Hilton Worldwide brands, with a significant focus on Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Romello joined Hilton Worldwide from the National Association of Convenience Stores where she held the position of vice president, Meetings & Conventions. Romello began her position in January and is based at Hilton Worldwide's Global Headquarters.
"Our appointment of Sherry in this role represents a bold move - one that demonstrates our innovative thinking and commitment to the evolving meetings profession," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "In an industry where meeting professionals are vying for a seat at the executive table and becoming more relevant within their organizations, we have made the strategic decision to hire a meeting professional as our product manager.
Hilton is a longstanding leader in this segment and committed to the success of this important community."
About Sherry RomelloRomello brings more than 20 years of experience to her new role at Hilton Worldwide. She has led all aspects of conference and exposition planning, ranging from large national annual conventions and mid-size conferences to small meetings with attendees ranging from 50 to 23,000.
Prior to the National Association of Convenience Stores, Romello served in senior management meeting planner positions with major companies including the National Recreation & Park Association, National Apartment Association, Intelligence Press Inc., National Association of Chemical Distributors, American Waterways Operators and the National Association of Chemical Distributors.
"Hilton has long been the world's leading address for meetings and events in markets around the world," said Romello. "My unique perspective and experience will make a considerable difference as we continue to innovate Hilton products and services to meet the needs of our clients."
John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 550 hotels in 79 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at news.hilton.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltonhotels, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.