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Miami Beach, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2013) - Fontainebleau Miami Beach announces the appointment of Bridget Ryder to the position of Vice President of Information Technology.  In this position, Ryder is responsible for establishing and maintaining information technology infrastructure and operations, as well as information security. Additionally, she is responsible for analyzing and predicting trends, proactively researching and recommending courses of action, and departmental management and decision making at the iconic 20 acre, 1,504 room oceanfront resort. 

"Bridget's knowledge and experience are ideally aligned with the information technology needs of an operation our size," said Phil Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Office, Fontainebleau Miami Beach. "With her expertise in project management and implementation, we know Bridget will make significant contributions to maintaining and enhancing our IT infrastructure, capabilities and security,"  

Ryder brings nearly 30 years of experience to the position, including 20 years working in both accounting and information technology at major resort properties in the Bahamas, such as Atlantis Paradise Island. In addition, Ryder served at Republic Services, a publicly traded $8 billion corporation where she was a senior direct report to the Chief Information Officer responsible for a major merger in Information Technology platform consolidation and transition to a new organization.  Most recently, she worked at BTR Consulting Group in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. as Program Manager for IT Transformation and also assisted in software selection and implementation.  She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at University of Florida.

About Fontainebleau Miami Beach

A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant guest experience.  A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; 12 restaurants and lounges including three AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants Gotham Steak, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; two dynamic nightlife venues including the world-famous LIV Nightclub; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas and sun loungers; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes.  

For general information and accommodations at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, visit or call 1.877.512.8002.

Contact: Alexandra DeAngelo, Susan Magrino Agency / 212-822-8178

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