Laura Fuentes, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings, has joined Chipotle’s board of directors.
Fuentes has held her current position since 2020. Prior, she was the chief talent and diversity officer at Hilton and has also held several other executive roles since joining the company in 2013. Her experience also includes various roles at Capital Financial Corporation and McKinsey & Company.
"We are pleased to welcome Laura to Chipotle's board. Her people leadership experience and deep understanding of the global hospitality industry will be pivotal in helping Chipotle to deliver added value to our guests, communities, employees, and shareholders,” CEO and Chairman Brian Niccol said in a statement.
Fuentes also serves as a board member for two nonprofit organizations, Make-a-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Arlington Free Clinic, represents Hilton on the Tent US Advisory Council for refugees, and serves on the board for the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia, a Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Columbia University.
"I am honored to be joining the board of Chipotle – a high-growth organization with strong values and a commitment to cultivate a better world," Fuentes said in a statement. "I look forward to working alongside this respected group of leaders and lending my experience to help Chipotle achieve its strategic goals."
With her election, the Chipotle board is now comprised of 10 directors, nine of whom are independent, with 40% female representation.
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