Miami Beach Convention Center Welcomes Patricia M. Rios, MSHRM as New Human Resources Business Partner

Patricia M. Rios, MSHRM

MIAMI BEACH, FL (September 26, 2019) – 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.

 “Patricia’s strong hospitality background combined with her excellent leadership, experience, professionalism, management skillset and compassion exemplify exactly what this critical role requires for the MBCC,” said Freddie Peterson, General Manager of the MBCC. “We’re excited to welcome her to the MBCC family and Miami Beach, and look forward to further elevating the team in delivering excellence in customer service at this magnificent venue.”

 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.

 “I am thrilled to be a part of the Miami Beach Convention Center,” said Ms. Rios. “I really look forward to exploring all of the wonderful arts and culture on Miami Beach!”

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

 About MBCC

The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is the centerpiece to Miami Beach’s meetings and conventions industry. Re-imagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program, a new six-acre public green space that can serve as incremental event space, and much, much more.

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 About Spectra

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at