Kimo Kippen, former CLO and now Vice President of Global Workforce Initiatives at Hilton Worldwide, is responsible for creating lifelong learning alternatives for Hilton’s hundreds of thousands of team members. Due to his accomplishments as a learning leader, CLO Magazine named Kimo 2015 Chief Learning Officer 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 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. He is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University, facilitating the HR Learning and Development class for the university’s master’s program in Human Resources. 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.