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Island Hospitality Management names Tonya Moore as Senior Vice President of Human Resources


Accomplished executive joins leading third-party hotel management company to oversee personnel strategy.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL. - Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, has announced the appointment of Tonya Moore as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

In this role, Moore brings more than 20 years of industry experience to oversee Island Hospitality Management’s strategy for talent recruiting, team member compensation and benefits, and the development and implementation of internal training, leadership and mentorship programs.

“As a performance-driven organization, Tonya’s vast expertise in human resources will be beneficial to Island Hospitality Management, where our people are our most important asset,” said Gregg Forde, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Island Hospitality Management. “Our key to growth has always been our approach to internal mentorship and professional development, and we look forward to having Tonya build upon our success and bring fresh perspective to these core company differentiators.”

In her most recent role as Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Compensation, Benefits and Mandated Leaves at Darden Restaurants, Moore served as lead attorney for the employee benefits and compensation practice group where she counseled business partners and provided business-oriented solutions to legal issues while maintaining legal and fiduciary compliance, among other responsibilities. Prior to Darden Restaurants, Moore worked for AON Hewitt and Orbitz Worldwide, where she managed and advised on all aspects of human resources law and policies relating to employment and benefits. Her career also includes several years at McDermott Will & Emery, LLP as a Senior Associate where she advised clients of new changing laws, regulations, policies and benefit plans.

“I am excited to join Island Hospitality Management and be part of this dynamic team of passionate hospitality professionals,” said Tonya Moore, Senior Vice President. “Island Hospitality Management’s people-first approach is in line with my own philosophies and values, and I look forward to closely working with the executive team to ensure the company remains a top place to work for years to come.”

Moore will also serve on Island Hospitality’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, which for the past five years has focused on training and mentorship from within, strategic recruitment and hiring, company alliances, education and other initiatives to work towards a more diverse and inclusive hospitality workforce at the executive level.

Moore graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Political Science and English. Additionally, she holds a Masters of Laws degree in Employee Benefits from John Marshall School of Law and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.

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