Frank Passanante

Senior Vice President of Hilton Worldwide Sales, Americas

Frank PassananteHospitality sales executive with a career spanning over 30 years who is passionate about building winning sales teams through intentional development of a coaching culture that places the highest premium on strong customer partnerships that drive mutual success. Purpose-led and committed to sales excellence, Hilton sales professionals thrive on expertly guiding business-to-business customers towards making important purchasing decisions that best meet their meeting, travel, or corporate objectives. In his current role as Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales Americas, Frank leads a team of hundreds of sales professionals who are based in the Americas and represent Hilton’s global portfolio of 18 brands and over 6,200 hotels. He promotes collaboration across disciplines and world regions, working closely with diverse commercial leaders in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific on global strategies. Frank’s greatest professional pride is the people with whom he works, whom he describes as caring, committed to their clients, and always striving to be the most sought after sales partners in the business. Actively engaged in industry organizations across all segments of travel, Frank is currently serving a three-year term on the Professional Convention Management Association Board of Directors and is an active voice on the U.S. Travel Association Meetings Mean Business Coalition and the EIC APEX Business Recovery task force.
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Listening and Leading: How Hilton continued innovating during the pandemic

Travel is an unstoppable force, and meetings and events create meaningful human connections. Again and again, history has shown both statements to be true – we’ve seen recessions slow business and storms devastate communities, but we always rebuild, we always recover and we always innovate.