Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that it has named Candace Mueller as vice president of global communications.
In this role, she will lead Hyatt’s brand and corporate communications as well as social engagement. She will report to Debra Goetz, senior vice president, corporate marketing and global communications.
“Candace is a proven leader with tremendous experience in every facet of corporate and brand communications. Her deep expertise in developing and managing compelling messaging for iconic brands will be a great asset as we enhance Hyatt’s reputation. She is the ideal partner to lead strategic communications as Hyatt continues to grow,” Goetz said. “We are thrilled to welcome her into the Hyatt family.”
Mueller has more than 20 years of experience shaping corporate narratives for large multi-national corporations. She joins Hyatt from PepsiCo, where she held numerous roles, most recently as the senior director of communications and community affairs for PepsiCo North America Nutrition. In her prior role, she served as chief of staff to the President and CEO of Quaker Oats, a PepsiCo subsidiary. Mueller’s leadership was integral in building the reputation and marketplace success for the company’s flagship nutrition brands. In addition, Mueller brings more than a decade of experience working at global public relations firms, including CKPR and Weber Shandwick.
“Hyatt has a rich legacy and a wonderful story to tell, and I’m looking forward to helping write its next chapter,” said Mueller, a Chicago native. “Hyatt has an amazing workplace culture of caring for people so they can be their best, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.