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Kimo Kippen

Kimo Kippen

Chief Learning Officer and Global Ambassador, Hilton Worldwide

Kimo Kippen, Founder of Aloha Learning Advisors, is a thought leader, speaker and advocate for life-long learning and talent development. A native of Hawaii, former Chief Learning Officer at Hilton, recognized by CLO Magazine as Chief Learning Officer of the year – 2015, and former VP of Learning at Marriott International, Kimo has been creating life-long learning solutions for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

Kimo has served as chairman of the board for the Association for Talent Development (formerly, American Society for Training & Development), the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors and is currently a board member of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL). He is chairman of the board for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), advisor to, Penn Foster, serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Skillsoft and is program director for The Conference Board Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council (TODEC).

Kimo’s passion for learning, facilitating and teaching has drawn him into the academic world as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America, George Mason University and at Columbia University Teachers College where he serves on the Talent Development Advisory board. He is also Lead Facilitator for iVentiv HR Executive learning events (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City).

Kimo has an M.S. in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Post Graduate Program. Kimo’s home base alternates between Washington DC, Warsaw, Poland and Honolulu, Hawaii where he and his spouse, Dorota Kowalska, regularly spend quality time.

Authored Posts

  • How Employers Can Foster Lifelong Learning: A Q&A with Kimo Kippen, Aloha Learning Advisors

    Originally from Hawaii, Kimo Kippen rose through the ranks of the hospitality industry, beginning as a busboy to a…