Thrive at Hilton: Relentlessly Improving the Workplace
Laura Fuentes has been at the forefront of Hilton's innovative HR initiatives for the past ten years. As Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Laura has played a pivotal role in creating a workplace culture that fosters inclusion, wellness, growth, and purpose. Her data-driven approach, combined with a sincere commitment to the well-being of Hilton's employees, has helped the company navigate the COVID and the Great Resignation. With a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for her work, Laura's expertise is invaluable for HR professionals seeking fresh perspectives on employer branding and workplace culture.
Laura Fuentes is the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hilton with over two decades of experience in engineering, strategy consulting and human resources. Having worked in hospitality, financial services, and management consulting, Laura’s career reflects her global, cross-industry perspective in key business and talent areas. Throughout her tenure at Hilton, Laura has led efforts to build an award-winning culture at Hilton, being recognized by Fortune as the #1 Best Place to Work in the U.S. and by DiversityInc as the #1 Company on their 2021 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Originally from Spain, she holds a B.S. from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. She lives in Arlington with her husband and two sons.