Hilton Worldwide welcomes Heather ShawDecember 15th, 2011 by Susan Reynard | Categories: hotels, industry, people
Hilton Worldwide has announced the appointment of Heather Shaw as senior director, corporate communications for Middle East & Africa (MEA). Based in Dubai, Shaw will lead the company’s strategic communications programmes and public relations in the 17 countries in which Hilton Worldwide currently operates in MEA.
With over 15 years senior experience in corporate communications in the Middle East as well as the United States, Shaw has worked with a number of high profile organisations including Barclays Bank plc, Time Warner Inc and the New York City Mayor’s Office. In her new role she will work closely with Hilton Worldwide’s executive team in MEA as well as her colleagues across the company’s Global Corporate Communications department.
“We are delighted to welcome someone of Heather’s calibre and background to lead corporate communications in one of the company’s key growth regions” said Ellen D. Gonda, senior vice president, Global Corporate Communications, Hilton Worldwide. “Heather’s extensive experience across a number of communication disciplines will serve us well as we continue to strengthen our position as the preeminent global hospitality company.”
Shaw holds a BA from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law in Washington DC, in the US.