DeShaun Wise Porter

Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Hilton

DeShaun N. Wise Porter is the Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Hilton. She serves as a strategic thought leader and internal consultant responsible for developing and executing holistic and integrated strategies that are aligned with Hilton’s shared values and contribute to the building of a diverse, engaged, and high-performing organization. Prior to this appointment, she served as the VP, HR Consulting partnering with C-Suite leaders to drive and implement transformational talent initiatives focused on attracting, developing and retaining high potentials and top performers.

She is a passionate leader with extensive experience in driving culture change and creating opportunities that accelerate the growth of talent through differentiated talent models and scalable development programs. Her work has centered on leading global transformation initiatives, managing merger and acquisition processes, overseeing the implementation of core technologies, and developing teams across the globe. She served as an advisor on the integration of market-based compensation, implementation of an advanced HR Information Systems, as well, was a key architect in designing the high-performing learning organization at Kimberly-Clark, which included the first global learning management system and language-learning program. Her global business acumen paired with her cultural dexterity positioned for short-term assignments in Seoul, South Korea; Istanbul, Turkey, and Medellin, Colombia.

DeShaun is a graduate of Florida State University, where she studied Multinational Business Operations and Finance. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification from the HR Certificate Institute, a SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) from the Society for Human Resource Management, and a Human Capital Strategist Certification from the Human Capital Institute. She is currently on the Board of Directors for FAIR Girls, Inc. and an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and The Links, Incorporated. She is active throughout her community and serves as a youth mentor and advocate for abused and molested children.

DeShaun resides in Washington, D.C with her husband, Dr. Fernando A. Porter, son Princeton Antonio, and furbaby Marley. When she is not spending time with family and friends or participating in civic activities, she enjoys shopping, reading and embracing other cultures through travel.