Industry Update
Appointment 1 October 2019

Patricia M. Rios

Appointed Human Resources Business Partner
At Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach - FL, USA

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Patricia M. Rios

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC, a Spectra-managed venue) is proud to welcome Patricia M. Rios, MSHRM, as its new Human Resources Business Partner to the re-imagined venue.

Ms. Rios, most recently relocated from Orlando, FL, enjoys over 18 years of human resources management experience, including roles at several recognizable hospitality companies such as Centerplate, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels, and KSL Resorts. In her most recent role as Corporate Executive, Ms. Rios oversaw human resources operations for several locations in the United States including universities, convention centers, sports stadiums, and other hospitality venues.

Ms. Rios' expertise includes over 10 years of hospitality experience relaying human resources functions into business efficiency and building infrastructure, with a particular focus on property openings, transitions and renovations. Throughout her career she has established and implemented policies and procedures while building department infrastructure. Ms. Rios leadership style emphasizes improving and maintaining positive employee relations through talent development and talent retention, with a focus on fostering a culture of inclusion, teamwork, communication, and maintaining organizational growth.

Ms. Rios is a graduate from Florida International University with a Master of Science in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor's in Business Management from Ashford University. Prior to her transition Ms. Rios was a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, International Drive Chamber of Commerce, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida and Orlando Economic Development Partnership.

The Human Resources Business Partner at the MBCC is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management, consulting with managemen t team on human resource-related issues, while acting as an employee champion and change agent.

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