Paul Leone of The Breakers speaks to Leadership Business Council in December 2013
Paul Leone Breakers Palm Beach
While charting a career that has progressed from Certified Public Accountant to a world-class hotelier, Paul N. Leone has his eye on more than the bottom line. At The Breakers Palm Beach, Leone has restored a strong sense of pride and teamwork in the 117-year old company's 1,600-1,800 associates. Since he was appointed President in October 1994, his efforts have led to dramatic improvements in team members satisfaction, customer service and profitability at the 540-room, historic Italian Renaissance property. Leone has also successfully integrated corporate social responsibility into a deeply embedded value system of The Breakers’ organization, by focusing on the quality of life of his employees, community engagement and service to those in need, and respect for environmental preservation and sustainability.