Hilton Honors Military Program

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) has partnered with Hilton, a global hotel company, to provide assistance to veterans and transitioning service members.

Hilton Honors Military Program

The Hilton Honors™ Military Program provides up to 100,000 hotel points to eligible Veterans and service members in transition. These points can be used for travel related to verifiable employment activities like job searches, training, and house hunting.

These points are not intended for use on vacation travel or other non-employment activities. Participants can receive up to 100,000 points over their lifetime, so these rewards points do not have to be used all at once.

Hilton Honors Eligibility Requirements for Military and Veterans

Each state sets their own eligibility and residency requirements. Participants must have a Hilton Honors™ account to receive any points awarded.

Currently, there are 27 states participating in the program, and more are expected to join. The following states are currently awarding hotel points to veterans and transitioning service members:

  1. Arizona
  2. California
  3. Colorado
  4. Connecticut
  5. Florida
  6. Indiana
  7. Iowa
  8. Kansas
  9. Kentucky
  10. Maine
  11. Massachusetts
  12. Maryland
  13. Minnesota
  14. Montana
  15. Nevada
  16. New Hampshire
  17. New Mexico
  18. Ohio
  19. Pennsylvania
  20. Utah
  21. Virginia
  22. Texas
  23. Vermont
  24. Washington
  25. West Virginia
  26. Wisconsin
  27. Wyoming

Hilton Honors State Contacts

Each participating state has a point of contact for the program. This list was updated as of Nov 5th, 2021.  For the most up to date list, please go here

AZRay TilkensRtilkens@azdes.gov(520) 209-1038
CAJoe EngleWSBVeteranHiltonHonors@edd.ca.gov(916) 651-6218
CAMichael AshbyMichael.Ashby@edd.ca.gov(916) 654-0858
COColin Schneidercolin.schneider@state.co.us(303) 318-8558
COLavade Lanierlavade.lanier@state.co.us(303) 636-1302
COMark Simmonsmark.simmons@state.co.us(719) 667-3720
CTTim Rockefellertimothy.rockefeller@ct.gov(860) 263-6016
FLAwilda CarozzaAwilda.Carozza@deo.myflorida.com
FLEric Ocasio NievesEric.OCASIONIEVES@deo.myflorida.com
FLExit Smithexit.smith@deo.myflorida.com(850) 245-7411
FLMark Brennanmark.brennan@deo.myflorida.com(850) 245-7405
HiltonMelissa Stirlingmelissa.stirling@hilton.com(703) 819-4623
INBonnie MaxeyBMaxey@dwd.IN.gov(317) 508-4204
INDavid Douglassdadouglass@dwd.in.gov(765) 431-4293
INLupe Martinezlmartinez1@dwd.in.gov(317) 407-6414
INMark MathesRmathes@dwd.in.gov(574) 584-5562
INRene Reshkusrreshkus@dwd.IN.gov(765) 431-0351
IOJamie NortonJamie.norton@iwd.iowa.gov(515) 725-5452
KSGary WestermanGary.westerman@ks.gov(785) 762-8870
KYJason HutchinsonRjason.hutchinson@ky.gov(502) 782-3092
MEJohn WagnerJohn.W.Wagner@maine.gov(207) 721-8201
MEMark CafisoMark.j.cafiso@maine.gov(207) 822-3344
MDMark PindellMark.pindell@maryland.gov(410) 424-3246
MABrian OttlingerBrian.j.ottlinger@massmail.state.ma.us(508) 977-1407
MARobert Doucetterobert.doucette@massmail.state.ma.us(617) 661-7867
MNLaurie Javorinalaurie.javorina@state.mn.us(612) 970-5611
MTNick Moschettinmoschetti@mt.gov(406) 444-1630
NASWALori Adamsladams@naswa.org(202) 434-8045
NVRoberta Tapiaretapia@detr.nv.gov(775) 684-0317
NVRoy Brownrlbrown@detr.nv.gov(702) 486-6512
NHJonathan Alexanderjonathan.n.alexander@nhes.nh.gov(603) 229-4407
NMChris Zafrachristian.zafra@state.nm.us(505) 841-8517
OHChris Orrchristopher.orr@jfs.ohio.gov(614) 466-6157
PAJeremy Benderjerbender@pa.gov(717) 787-1800
TXAngelia Thompsonangelia.thompson@tvc.texas.gov(832) 681-2566
TXIrene Cantuirene.cantu@tvc.texas.gov(210) 582-1718
TXJennifer Bjorkmanjennifer.bjorkman@tvc.texas.gov(325) 670-9547
TXJoann Alvareztvcemployment@tvc.texas.gov(512) 463-2333
TXNatalie Nelsonnatalie.nelson@tvc.texas.gov(254) 200-2024
UTWendy Maciswmacis@utah.gov(801) 455-4087
VTHugh Bradshawhugh.bradshaw@vermont.gov(802) 828-4240
VTLarry Forsythlarry.forsyth@vermont.gov(802) 828-4356
VARobert M. Walker Jr.robert.walker@vec.virginia.gov(804) 221-5054
VADr. Robert Walkerrobert.walker@vec.virginia.gov(804) 221-5054
WAHannah Schoepphireavet@esd.wa.gov
WAMike Ramoshireavet@esd.wa.gov
WAMonique Martinhireavet@esd.wa.gov(360) 704-6451
WARandi Bowmanhireavet@esd.wa.gov(360) 230-1026
WASeth Maierhireavet@esd.wa.gov(509) 309-6089
WVChad Ketchumchadwick.w.ketchum@wv.gov(304) 558-1138
WVDarina Shapleydarina.k.shapley@wv.gov(304) 558-1138
WIAndrew Phelpsandrew.phelps@dwd.wisconsin.gov(608) 901-5722
WYScott McAdamsscott.mcadams@wyo.gov(307) 777-5110


Veterans can also find their nearest American Job Center and ask for assistance with the Hilton Honors™ program for Veterans. The counselors at these job centers can also provide information about other services and training that can help transitioning service members.

Hilton’s History of Giving Back

Hilton’s partnership with NASWA is just one of many initiatives Hilton champions to offer assistance to Veterans

With Hilton’s Operation: Opportunity project, the company was determined to hire a total of 30,000 Veterans, military spouses, and caregivers. Launched in 2013 with a goal of hiring 10,000 veterans over five years, they exceeded that goal earlier than expected and committed to hiring more.

To learn more about jobs with Hilton, check out their Hilton Military page to see what’s available near you.

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