Julia Vander Ploeg is Hyatt Hotels Corp.’s new senior vice president and global head of digital. Most recently she was vice president of digital and business transformation for Volvo.
Previously, Vander Ploeg worked for McDonald’s, Ticketmaster, United Airlines and the Chicago Tribune. She has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Vander Ploeg will report to Mark Vondrasek, global chief commercial officer. She will oversee Hyatt’s digital strategy and capabilities and will manage revenue from digital channels.