Jeff Lehman knows hospitality. As managing director at the Betsy South Beach he oversees guest relationship management, operations, asset management, quality control and a staff of nearly 200. Under Lehman’s leadership, The Betsy is undergoing a major change with a new wing opening, called the Art Deco Wing, which is the former Carlton Hotel on Collins Avenue.

In addition to those responsibilities, this year is Lehman’s 13th serving on the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA.) The VCA is charged with improving the tourist experience in Miami Beach. Lehman is also the co-owner of Roots & Roots Corporation, an event and floral company that handles the interior landscaping and flowers for many of Miami’s best & most luxurious businesses, including the Setai, Acqualina, all of the Menin Group Hotels (Shelbourne, Gale, etc.) and residences throughout Miami & Miami Beach.

 “After decades of business and service in and to Miami and Miami Beach, it is an honor to be included in the OUT50 edition of SFGN,” Lehman said.  “Miami Beach in particular is a special destination to live in or vacation for the LGBT person. Our world has changed so much in the past few decades.  It continues to evolve, and the dedication of so many people in various and creative ways is so important to our future as we ride into the 21st century!”

 – DR