Kellyn Smith Kenny

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Kellyn Smith Kenny Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Kellyn is the global Chief Marketing Officer at Hilton Worldwide. She joined Hilton in January of 2018 to lead marketing strategy, media, measurement, creative and marketing operations for all 14 of Hilton’s iconic global brands. In her current role, Kellyn is focused on building Hilton’s brand presence globally through cutting edge marketing and advertising.

Prior to Hilton, Kellyn held senior marketing positions at Uber Technologies, Capital One Financial, and Microsoft Corporation. Kellyn joined Uber to build the Marketing Department from the ground up. She led all interdisciplinary centralized marketing efforts across the US & Canada, and Global marketing capabilities across brand strategy, insights, marketing analytics, and marketing platforms. While at Uber, her team’s performance propelled massive topline growth and delivered staggering bottom line efficiencies. At Capital One Kellyn served as Senior Vice President leading Marketing & Brand Strategy for the Consumer Banking division. In more than 4 years with Capital One she held various Brand and Marketing leadership positions across banking, investing, and home lending. She pioneered agile marketing within Capital One and helped redesign the interaction model across Product, Marketing, Brand, Digital, and Operations, which led to breakout growth and innovation. Prior to Capital One, Kellyn spent more than 5 years at Microsoft in product management, enterprise marketing, consumer marketing, and retail marketing for the Windows and Microsoft Store businesses. She was on the Executive Leadership Committee for Stores and partnered across Entertainment & Devices, Windows, Office, Search, and Mobile to build world class retail experiences.

Kellyn began her career as a technology consultant for Accenture. She has her undergraduate degree in economics from Colgate University and her MBA in Marketing, Management & Strategy, and Decision Analysis from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two daughters.