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IHOP Names Kieran Donahue as Chief Marketing Officer

Kieran Donahue previously held senior marketing roles at Hilton and Marriott.

IHOP announced the newest member of its executive team, naming Kieran Donahue to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. She is responsible for driving IHOP’s marketing and culinary strategies, including oversight of advertising, digital innovation, communications, menu development and overall brand experience.  Donahue reports directly to IHOP President Jay Johns.

Donahue brings more than 20 years of marketing experience within the hospitality industry, serving in a number of domestic and international marketing roles for Hilton Enterprise and Marriott International. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President, Brand, Marketing and Digital, Americas for Marriott. In that role, she was the architect of a shared service field marketing organization and led the transformation of demand/lead generation programs.

Earlier in her career, Donahue held key leadership positions as Vice President, Americas Marketing for Hilton Enterprises; Vice President of Global Brand Marketing for DoubleTree by Hilton; and Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing for Hilton Hotels and Resorts. 


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