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Hilton CMO Kellyn Smith Kenny said today she is leaving the hospitality brand.

In a post on Linkedin, Smith Kenny, who has been with Hilton since 2018, said that “to secure Hilton’s future, we needed to dramatically reduce our workforce and say goodbye to some of the finest people I have ever had the privilege of working alongside.”

“We have worked tirelessly to create, build and reimagine what was possible and the results have been extraordinary,” Smith Kenny wrote. “The events of this week represent the conclusion of a chapter we’d hoped would end differently but this moment also offers an opportunity to turn the page and start a new chapter.”

Smith Kenny’s departure comes after Hilton let go of nearly 2,100 employees Tuesday at its corporate headquarters in McLean, Va. Marriott, which has been without a CMOsince Karin Timpone stepped down at the end of 2019, also faced similar furloughs that …

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