The Breakers Palm Beach in Palm Beach, Fla., has promoted two executives.
Tricia Taylor, SVP, GM and a 23-year veteran of The Breakers, has been promoted to EVP and GM of the property. Taylor’s responsibilities for this resort consist of leading 1,800 associates throughout the property’s four operating divisions: rooms, food and beverage, event services and recreation (spa, pool and beach, activities, golf and tennis), plus additional support departments including marketing, revenue management and security.
A graduate of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, Taylor began her career at New York’s Waldorf Astoria and joined The Breakers in 1996. Progressing through the hotel's rooms division, Taylor was promoted to hotel manager in 2002, while earning her MBA with honors at Florida Atlantic University. She became GM in 2010 and five years later she was promoted to SVP. An advocate of hospitality education, Taylor is a guest lecturer at Florida Atlantic University, University of Central Florida and Cornell University. She is on the Advisory Board for UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management and serves as a coach for Cornell University’s Leadership Development Program.
Denise Bober, VP—human resources, has been promoted to SVP—human resources. As one of the industry’s premier HR specialists, Bober manages a broad range of HR functions for this 2,200 team member enterprise including: recruitment and employment, staff relations, training and development, wellness, community service and HR administration.
Achieving a bachelor of science degree with distinction from Nova Southeastern University, Bober began her career in the finance department at Rutgers Community Health Plan. She joined The Breakers in 1988 as executive assistant to the director of human resources and progressed through the division with ongoing managerial promotions, all while earning her master of science degree in organizational leadership and development from Palm Beach Atlantic University. In 1997, Bober became The Breakers’ director of human resources and was further promoted to VP—human resources in 2015. She currently serves as the vice chair, board of directors, for the Palm Health Foundation and is on the advisory bard for Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a member of Global Woman 4 Wellbeing, Global Wellness Institute Social Impact Committee, and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. In October 2018, Bober was awarded Leader in Workplace Wellness by The Global Wellness Summit – Leaders and Emerging Entrepreneurs in Wellness.
“We could not be more proud of Tricia and Denise for their achievements, performance and ongoing contributions to our organization, which have unquestionably impacted our success," Paul N. Leone, CEO of the hotel and Flagler System, said in a statement. "Their vastly extended leadership roles have not only had a positive impact on our team, but the community and our industry at large.”