Vander Ploeg

Julia Vander Ploeg

Julia Vander Ploeg served as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Digital for Hyatt Hotels Corporation from 2018 to July 2022, where she was responsible for setting digital and technology strategy, enhancing corporate technology organizations for Hyatt Hotels, including digital marketing, e-commerce, technology, and cyber security. Ms. Vander Ploeg has experience developing digital product teams that incorporate security best practices as part of their work, in addition to overseeing cyber security operations globally. Ms. Vander Ploeg also served as Vice President of Digital and Business Transformation for Volvo Car Group from 2017 through 2018, and as U.S. Vice President of Digital for McDonald's Corporation from 2014 through 2017. In addition, she has served in various senior management roles at Ticketmaster Entertainment, Tribune Company, The Mills Corporation, United Airlines and the Ford Motor Company. Ms. Vander Ploeg received an M.B.A from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. Ms. Vander Ploeg has been a member of our board since November 2020.