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Gregory Rockett ('86)

VP of Corporate Hotel Development
Hilton Worldwide

Lectured November 2, 2006

Gregg Rockett has been involved in the hospitality industry since the age of 16. During his high school and college years he gained experience with a number of leading restaurants and hotel chains including Hilton, Le Méridien and Red Roof Inn. 

After graduating from Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston in 1986, he embarked on a career as a tourism and hospitality consultant with various accountancy firms. This career path afforded international postings in Barcelona, Lisbon and London. 

Gregg's previous experience also includes nine years with the hotel development group of Marriott International from 1995 to 2004. While based in Madrid for three years, he led the expansion efforts in Spain, Portugal and Italy and prior to that, he was based in Washington, D.C., as director of feasibility and market analysis in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Gregg joined the Hilton International Development team in June 2004 as vice president, Development–The Americas, with responsibility for hotel expansion in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2009, he assumed responsibility for Managed Development in North America with a focus on public-private hotel initiatives.