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July 21, 2017- Jonas Neihardt

Jonas Neihardt is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for Hilton Worldwide.  In this role, Mr. Neihardt manages government relations for Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotel brands encompassing over 4,700 hotels in over 100 countries.  These brands include Hilton, Doubletree, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Waldorf-Astoria Collection.

Before joining Hilton Worldwide, Mr. Neihardt spent a decade as Vice President for Federal Government Affairs for Qualcomm, a leading wireless technology company.  Mr. Neihardt joined the Federal service as a Presidential Management Intern in 1989 and served at the White House Office of Management and Budget as the Program Examiner for the Federal telecommunications agencies until 1996.

Mr. Neihardt holds a B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A from the George Washington University.

In 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Mr. Neihardt to his Revenue Estimates Council.  In 2015, Mr. Neihardt was appointed as the Vice-Chairman for the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on New Models of Travel & Tourism, and in 2016 became Chairman.

In 2016, Mr. Neihardt was appointed to the Board of Directors of the US Travel Association.    Mr. Neihardt and his family reside in Alexandria, Virginia.