Kimo KippenFounder at Aloha Learning Advisors
Kimo Kippen, Founder of Aloha Learning Advisors, is a thought leader, speaker and advocate for life-long learning and talent development. A native of Hawai'i, former Chief Learning Officer at Hilton, recognized by CLO Magazine as Chief Learning Officer of the year - 2015, and former VP of Learning at Marriott International, Kimo has been creating life-long learning solutions for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Kimo has served as chairman of the board for the Association for Talent Development (ATD - formerly, American Society for Training & Development) and currently is an advisory board member of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL), and an advisor for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). He is also chairman of the board for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholars (APIA Scholars), serves as advisor to Study.com, GP Strategies, Penn Foster, the Executive Advisory Board for Skillsoft. Kimo is Program Director for two Conference Board councils: Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council (TODEC) in New York City and the Learning & Development Council in Brussels, Belgium. Kimo is also a founding member of ATD’s CTDO Next Organization
Kimo’s passion for learning, facilitating and teaching has drawn him into the academic world as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America, George Mason University and at Columbia University Teachers College where he serves on the Talent Development Advisory Board. He is also Lead Facilitator for iVentiv HR Executive learning events (London, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, etc.).
Kimo has an M.S. in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Post Graduate Program. Kimo’s home base alternates between Warsaw, Poland, Washington DC and Honolulu, Hawai’i where he and his spouse, Dorota Kowalska, regularly spend quality time.