The Culinary Institute of America


Spotlight On: Richard Mignault

Vice President—Administration and Shared Services

Richard Mignault is vice president of administration and shared services at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Mr. Mignault is directly responsible for oversight of human resources (HR), legal affairs, planning and operational support, information technology, and hospitality services.

Prior to joining the CIA administration in 2010, Mr. Mignault was senior vice president for human resources and administration for Hilton Hotels Corporation. Richard was responsible for managing both corporate and field HR functions for 140,000 employees in more than 80 countries. He served in a variety of managerial and senior leadership positions in his more than 20 years with Hilton, both in the United States and abroad.

In addition to his work for Hilton Hotels, Mr. Mignault was a principal consultant with Penta Management Group, a Miami-based firm focused on strategic planning and organizational process improvement. In this role, he managed numerous and diverse projects including creating the HR function for the opening of Carnival Hotels and Casino's largest land based casino. He also served as vice president of human resources and information technology for Windsor Casino Limited, Canada's largest and most profitable gaming enterprise; and as vice president of human resources and administration for S.A.S. International Hotels in Brussels, Belgium.

A native of Montreal, Richard Mignault holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

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