Gerilyn Horan

Vice President Group Sales and Strategic Accounts, Hilton

"Gerilyn has had a 25+ year career in leadership roles in global hotel sales & marketing beginning with Hilton Hotels at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, then moving on to re-open the Hilton National Sales Office in San Francisco. From there she joined Four Seasons in their New York Worldwide Sales Office, marketing the hotel brands portfolio to the New York corporate segment. She then spent five years at Meadowood Napa Valley, leading the luxury resorts group sales efforts. Gerilyn then joined Langham Hospitality Group where she was Director of Global Sales-North America, responsible for bringing this new, Hong Kong-based luxury hotel brand to market in North America and building their US global sales organization. Gerilyn joined HelmsBriscoe, the leading global event procurement firm in 2011 as Director where she was responsible for leading the company’s efforts to establish their procurement solutions in the global marketplace. In 2013, she was promoted to Vice President and in 2017 to Vice President-North America, where she led the 700+ associates in the Eastern and Western Regions. She was responsible for client acquisition and retention, as well as ensuring the support and growth of the HelmsBriscoe associates. In June of 2018, Gerilyn rejoined Hilton Worldwide as Vice President-Group Sales, overseeing the Hilton Worldwide Group Sales teams. In this role, she is responsible for the growth of the group segment for Hilton brands and ensuring our team members are a collaborative partner and trusted advisor to our customers. In July 2020 her role expanded to include the management of Hilton Worldwide's Global Strategic Accounts team, who provide a total account management approach to Hilton’s largest customers. Gerilyn is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in Organizational Behavior."