Rita M. Barreto

Commissioner Rita M. Barreto of Palm Beach Gardens is founder and president of Top Tier Leadership headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, taps into her more than 40 years of global human resources experience – including nearly 25 years in the corporate arena – to help leaders and organizations build winning cultures, deliver results, and maximize performance.

She is an award-winning international consultant, author, and TEDx speaker with extensive experience in strategic planning, leadership development, and building engaging, respective cultures.  Rita’s clients from around the globe have capitalized on her ability to swiftly drill down to identify issues, engage stakeholders and create positive change solutions.

Ms. Barreto’s civic and community involvement reflects a diverse business and non-profit base. She has three gubernatorial appointments and was appointed to two four-year terms by the CFO of Florida to serve as one of 22 Commissioners on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.  Currently, she serves as the board chair of Discover the Palm Beaches, the county’s tourism board.