MCLEAN, VA—Hilton Worldwide has appointed Kathryn Beiser as executive vice president of corporate communications. Beiser will oversee external and internal communications and corporate responsibility globally. She will report to Hilton Worldwide’s president and chief executive officer, Christopher Nassetta, and join the company’s executive committee.

Beiser joins Hilton Worldwide from Discover Financial Services, a direct banking and payment services company, where she was vice president of corporate communications, responsible for internal and external communications, executive communications, issues management, corporate responsibility and reputation strategy.

Previously, Beiser was a managing director of Burson-Marsteller’s corporate practice, and also worked with GolinHarris and Hill & Knowlton.