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Dorea Mays, Director of Human Resources, Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Dorea Mays joined the 47-year-old Orlando hospitality company 20 years ago as Human Resources Manager, working under long-time Human Resources Director Jonni Kimberly. Dorea was later promoted to Associate Director of Human Resources. With Jonni's recent retirement after 41 years with Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Dorea assumes the director's position.

"Dorea has been a dynamic asset to our human resources team throughout the years, proving her value in numerous ways," said Harris Rosen, President & COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts. "She has elevated our associate programs with impactful organizational development strategies that include a heightened focus on workplace wellness, engagement and inclusion. She is a tremendous, well-regarded leader who we value as part of the Rosen Hotels' family."


Harris Rosen with some of the Tangelo Park preschool children, supported

through The Harris Rosen Foundation.

Mays also oversees and supports the company's leadership team at the Rosen Parramore Preschool and Rosen Tangelo Park Preschool. Both schools are important components of The Harris Rosen Foundation's charitable initiatives to support and transform underserved communities in Orlando.

Mays earned her bachelor's degree in organizational communication from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In 2016, she earned her master's degree in human resources from Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. She is a credentialed Human Resources professional and coach. These accreditations include SHRM's Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), HRCI's Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), iPEC's Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP).

Mays has devoted countless hours to the Central Florida community while serving on the executive boards of the Hospitality Human Resources Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, Orange County Public School's Compact Program and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She also has mentored youth and other professionals in her field. 

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is owned and operated by the Southeast's largest independent hotelier and noted philanthropist Harris Rosen. The award-winning company features a collection of seven leisure and convention hotels ideally located in the heart of the Orlando tourist district. Enjoying a minimal employee turnover rate in the teens (as compared to the 60-70 percent hospitality industry average), Rosen Hotels is widely regarded for its highly-desirable associate benefits and inclusive, family-oriented working environment. Associate benefits include free college after several years of employment for full-time associates and their children. Associates also have access to the industry's most affordable healthcare program RosenCare, requiring minimal premiums while providing substantial benefits. 

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