Member Biography

Ian Carter

Title: President, Global Development

Organization: Hilton

Committee Position: Member

Ian Carter is President, Global Development, Architecture, Design & Construction for Hilton. Mr. Carter was Chief Executive Officer of Hilton International prior to its re-acquisition by the company in 2006.

Prior to joining the company, Carter served as Officer and President of Black & Decker Corporation, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. In this role, he was responsible for all operations outside of the Americas. Prior to Black & Decker, Mr. Carter spent more than a decade with General Electric Plastics, ultimately serving as President of General Electric Specialty Chemical.

Carter serves on multiple boards and organizations including: member of the Board of Directors for VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation which serves as a key resource for travel planning to visitors across the globe; Vice Chair of the Board of Advisers for the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration; Chairman of the Board for Del Frisco Restaurant Group which owns and operates three contemporary, high-end, complementary restaurant concepts; President of the Dame Maureen Thomas Foundation for Young People, a charitable trust that raises funds to support young people in the areas of health and education across Europe; and Chairman of SERVPRO, the largest US corporation focused on Residential and Commercial Restoration Services.

Carter is a graduate of the University of West London, School of Business and Management, and received an honorary doctorate from the University for his industry accomplishments and ongoing support of the development of future hospitality leaders.