Jeff Lehman is the current Chair of the MBVCA. He has been working in the Hospitality Industry in Miami Beach for the past 19 years. He is currently General Manager of the Betsy Hotel, a boutique property in Miami Beach's South Beach. Prior to this, he assisted with the restoration of Miami Beach's historic gem, the National Hotel, and was the hotel's General Manager until it was sold in 2007. His extensive experience in the hotel and cruise industries span 35 years and has included positions in Tahiti, Japan, Hawaii, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami and his hometown, Los Angeles.
He has also serves on the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Boutique Task Force, and has served on the Mayor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Tourism, the Miami Beach Convention Center Advisory Board, and was the Vice Chair of the Collins Avenue Reconstruction Task Force. In 2007, he was given a “Key to the City” of Miami Beach for his commitment to Community Service, and his current hotel (The Betsy) twice won the Community Service Award from the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association’s annual “Inn Key Awards”. In 2009, Mr. Lehman accompanied Mayor Bower and a local delegation on a goodwill journey to our sister city of Fujisawa, Japan, to further this diplomatic and economic relationship.