Hilton Worldwide Announces William F. Kornegay As Senior Vice President, Supply Management

This information originated in American English.

November 16, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of William "Bill" F. Kornegay, Jr. as senior vice president, Hilton supply management (HSM).

Kornegay will be responsible for overseeing Hilton Worldwide's global HSM team, which negotiates and implements agreements with hundreds of product and service providers.  He will be based at Hilton Worldwide's global headquarters in McLean, Va. and will report to Tom Kennedy, Hilton Worldwide's executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"Bill has a wealth of global experience in supply chain management and understands what it means to support a globally-recognized brand," Kennedy said.  "I am confident that his expertise will help us to further enhance our supply chain to the benefit of our owners and franchisees, and we are looking forward to having him as part of our team."

Kornegay has more than 20 years of operational leadership experience with several Fortune 500 consumer goods companies.  Kornegay joins Hilton Worldwide from Godiva Chocolatier, where he most recently served as senior vice president, global supply chain, following the acquisition of Godiva by Yildiz Holdings from Campbell Soup Company.  In this role, Kornegay was responsible for the global supply chain operations of the company, including global procurement, logistics, manufacturing, contract manufacturing, packaging, engineering and distribution services.

Kornegay spent 10 years at Campbell Soup Company, holding several leadership positions, including vice president, global supply chain, and a three-year international assignment as general manager of UK operations.  Earlier in his career, Kornegay held leadership roles in engineering, procurement and plant management at Frito-Lay, Kraft Foods and Johnson & Johnson.  He earned his B.S in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 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 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.