The 澳博app is a seven member authority, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission, with the goal of encouraging, developing and promoting the image of Miami Beach locally, nationally and internationally as a vibrant community and superb tourist destination. To this end, the 澳博app strategically focuses its funding investments in a balanced manner, fostering outstanding existing programs, stimulating new activities, and encouraging partnerships. The 澳博app is committed to a careful, long-term plan for allocation of resources to build the uniqueness of Miami Beach as ones of the world's greatest communities and tourism destinations.

Chair

Steve Adkins

Steve Adkins was re-appointed to the 澳博app in December 2016, after serving from 2007 to 2014. During his tenure, he served as both Vice Chair and Chair.

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Vice Chair

Christopher Rollins

Christopher Rollins is the Vice President of South Beach Group Hotels Inc, a 20-property conglomerate of over 1,500 hotel rooms. The single largest most successful operator of hotels in Miami Beach. Chris is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and daily operations.

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Board Member

Peggy Benua

Peggy Benua was appointed to the 澳博app in January 2020.  Peggy has spent the last 20 years working on Miami Beach, currently as the General Manager at Dream South Beach hotel.  Peggy relocated back to the area in 2000 when she joined Marriott as Resident Manager at the Eden Roc Renaissance. Prior to accepting the role as opening General Manager for Dream South Beach in 2008, Peggy was General Manager at the Marriott South Beach.  

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Board Member

Steven Haas

Steven Haas, Miami’s born and bred tastemaker, is currently the new Executive Director for Centerplate at Miami Beach Convention Center. He was previously the chair of the 澳博app from 2004 to 2008 and a board member from 2002 to 2004.

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Board Member

George Neary

George Neary has created, and is currently operating, a tour company, Tours “r” Us specializing in curated tours that concentrate on the historic communities of Miami Beach, the historic Art Deco District, MiMo resort architecture; Wynwood, Miami Design District, Little Havana, Little Haiti, Downtown Miami, Historic Overtown, Coconut Grove and beyond. 

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Board Member

Cori Rice

Cori Rice is currently the President of SAMCOR Communications LLC. Prior, Cori was the founder of Hill + Knowlton/SAMCOR, Miami. With more than 25 years of global communications experience, Cori offered clients senior-level communications counseling with a keen understanding of business objectives and strategies. Cori has extensive consumer, corporate, travel and tourism and crisis experience and has managed many large accounts including Red Roof, DHL, Diageo, Denny’s, Jarden Consumer Solutions, P&G Beauty, and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

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Board Member

David Suarez

David Suarez is a South Florida native and current Co-Owner of Lifecell where he oversees 50 in-house employees. His background includes a half Cuban/half Korean father, and a Moroccan Israeli mother. David attended Michael Drop Senior High to which he attended and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in mechanical engineering. 

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