Kimo Kippen, president of Aloha Learning Advisors, is a thought leader, speaker, and advocate for life-long learning and talent development. A native of Hawai’i, Kimo is the former chief learning officer at Hilton, recognized by CLO Magazine as Chief Learning Officer of the Year (2015), and the former vice president of learning at Marriott International. He has been creating life-long learning solutions for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
Kimo served as chairman of the board for the Association for Talent Development (formerly, American Society for Training & Development) and is currently a board member of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Board of Visitors. He is also chairman of the board for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), serves as advisor to Study.com, GP Strategies, the Executive Advisory Board for Skillsoft, and is program director for The Conference Board Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council (TODEC).
A passion for learning, facilitating, and teaching has drawn Kimo 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 a master’s degree in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s postgraduate program. His home base alternates between Washington, DC, Warsaw, Poland, and Honolulu, Hawai’i, where Kimo and his spouse, Dorota Kowalska, regularly spend quality time.