2011 Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series Features Hilton Worldwide's Human Resources Executive


Barbara Hollkamp

Barbara Hollkamp, Hilton Worldwide's senior vice president of human resources consulting, will be the featured Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lecturer on Jan. 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management. She will share stories from her notable career, trends in human resources and insights into Hilton Worldwide during a 45-minute presentation followed by a 30-minute Q&A in the college’s Wine Auditorium.

Hilton Worldwide's reach extends into 82 countries with more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms. In her role, Hollkamp is responsible for overseeing teams of expert human resources consultants who provide strategic business partnerships and consultative talent services to the hotel company’s global executive groups.  

Hollkamp joined the Hilton organization in June 2004, as vice president and later as senior vice president of human resources for the Hilton Grand Vacations organization. Through her dynamic leadership style, she developed a superb foundation for the company’s evolving human resources strategy.

Hollkamp’s professional experience spans more than 25 years and is highlighted by strategic human resources management, organization development, leadership development and culture management.  Prior to Hilton, she served as vice president of people services for Scholastic Book Fairs, a business unit of Scholastic. She also served for three years as president of her own company, HLH Associates, in addition to executive roles with Vistana Development, Empire of America and General Mills Restaurant Group.

Hollkamp serves on the California State University Hospitality Industry Advisory Board, and represents Hilton Worldwide as its corporate representative for the AH&LA Women in Lodging (WIL) Executive Council.

About The Richard N. Frank Lectureship Series – The series was established in 1988 to allow students a unique opportunity to hear directly from the industry's leaders and legends as they bring hospitality management to life through their own real-world experiences. Lawry's Restaurants Inc. Chairman Richard N. Frank, a long-standing advocate and supporter of The Collins College, donated a grant to establish an endowment creating the lectureship series.

About The Collins College – Founded in 1973, The Collins College of Hospitality Management is the first and largest four-year hospitality management degree program in California and the only hospitality management college on the West Coast. Approximately 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a superior education in the state-of-the-art Collins College facilities, where they learn to apply hospitality management theories and concepts to real-world settings. Part of this unique academic experience includes managing and operating the full-service Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.


Lisa McPheron
Director of Communications and External Relations
The Collins College of Hospitality Management 
(909) 869-3151 lcmcpheron@cpp.edu