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Paul N. Leone

Paul N. Leone

Director

Mr. Leone serves as CEO of the 126-year-old privately held Breakers Palm Beach, Inc. and its parent company, Flagler System, Inc. The Breakers is the only large, historic luxury resort in the country still in the hands of its original owners, and the longest continuously operating business in Florida. He was exposed to the hospitality industry at a young age, working in his family’s motels and restaurants. He went on to earn his BS in accounting from the University of Kentucky and became a licensed CPA. Mr. Leone practiced public accounting for four years with the Big Eight accounting firm Coopers and Lybrand. In 1985, he joined The Breakers as hotel controller and rose to the position of president in 1994, at age 36. In 2016, he was appointed CEO, the first non-family member in the history of the company to hold that post. Since his appointment to President, Mr. Leone has been credited with engineering and sustaining the turnaround of one of the greatest resorts in the world by creating and fostering a unique company culture and achieving best-in-class employee fulfillment, guest satisfaction, community service, and financial performance. Mr. Leone is actively involved and widely recognized for his work with numerous civic and professional organizations. He and his wife, Kathy, have four sons.

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