Gretchen Stroud is Vice President, Talent, Learning & Engagement for Hilton. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction of recognition, learning, leadership development and talent management initiatives for global operations and corporate Team Members. With her team, Ms. Stroud leads Hilton’s Team Member development programs and succession management activities as well as the company’s internal and external recognition and engagement strategies.
With more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Ms. Stroud has successfully led a variety of initiatives across Hilton’s Talent, Learning & Engagement disciplines. Among her professional accomplishments, Ms. Stroud led the launch of the company’s Thrive@Hilton employee value proposition and leads the team responsible for Hilton’s Great Place to Work award submissions. She directs Hilton’s Talent & Leadership initiatives, including emerging leader and executive pipeline development and talent management programs and strategies. Within learning, Ms. Stroud has led the modernization of the Hilton University platform introducing new technologies and approaches to drive Hilton’s global workforce development efforts.
Prior to joining Hilton in 2011, Ms. Stroud worked in several leadership roles at Marriott International, including learning strategy for the company’s Full Service, Luxury and Lifestyle brands. She also spent several years within the International Lodging and Owner and Franchise Services functions during her tenure. Ms. Stroud is a graduate of American University, in Washington, D.C.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. The company’s portfolio includes seventeen world-class global brands and an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.