Larry Luteran has left his position as senior vice president of group sales and industry relations for Hilton Worldwide. A widely respected industry veteran, Luteran has spent his nearly 32-year career at Hilton. His first post after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy was in convention sales at the Hilton Walt Disney World. He was named vice president of group sales and industry relations in 2000 and promoted to senior vice president in 2008. Luteran is a founding co-chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, established with the U.S. Travel Association. He also serves on board of directors for the Professional Convention Management Association, among other leading roles in the meetings industry.
Luteran told M&C today that he is going to take some time off and carefully consider his next career move. "I do want to stay on the meetings-industry side," he said. "But for now I'm going to take my time and re-emerge in the right position with the right organization." While another post in the hotel business is a possibility, said Luteran, "there are so many different things I could pursue as well, and that's really exciting. I've been talking to some people and keeping my mind open and my options open at this point."