Steven M. Hilton
President and CEO Emeritus
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Steven M. Hilton has worked in the field of philanthropy for approximately 35 years. In 1983, he joined the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation established by his grandfather, initially holding the positions of program assistant and program associate. In 1989, he was named vice president of programs and was elected to the board of directors. He was named president in 1998, CEO in 2005, and chairman in 2012. While he retired as President and CEO, effective at the end of 2015, he remains involved in the Foundation’s work as Chairman of the board of directors.
Steve Hilton oversees the Foundation’s worldwide humanitarian work. He previously served on the board of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters. He also served on the boards of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, the BEST Foundation, Loyola Marymount University, Southern California Grantmakers, and St. Joseph Center.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Hilton worked for five years in hotel management with Hilton Hotels Corporation in Alabama, Georgia, and California. He was also involved in aquaculture businesses in California and Hawaii. A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Hilton also earned a Master of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Pepperdine University.