“I’ve had the pleasure of sitting on the Board of Governors with Alan for the past 14 years” said Board Chair Jason Loeb. “His commitment and leadership has played an integral role in the continued success of the Miami Beach Chamber.”
“Alan is a natural born leader and is so well respected by his peers” said Executive Board Member and Immediate Past Chair Aaron Perry. “His years of dedication to the organization made the Board’s choice to name Alan our next chairman an obvious one.” Lips has been serving on the Chamber’s Board of Governors for the past seven years, having spent six of them as treasurer.
Lips is a partner with the Miami Beach accounting firm of Gerson Preston Robinson & Company handling complex international and local tax matters and financial reporting for significant clients from all over the U.S., South America and throughout the world. Loved by his partners and staff, Lips has served both the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and the local community as a dynamic leader and friend through his commitment to giving back to his city.
Lips has served on various Miami Beach government boards and has been a prominent fundraiser and member of the Board of Trustees at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach’s largest employer and South Florida’s premier medical center.
Lips’ senior partner, Gary Gerson, CPA, is no stranger to the Miami Beach Chamber and has been a prominent leader in our community for many years. Gerson started the GPR accounting firm on Miami Beach in 1959 as a small accounting office and never looked back. Today the firm has three offices with locations in Miami Beach, Brickell and Boca Raton, and has close to 100 employees. In 1997, Gerson was also recognized by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce for his impact on our local community. His leadership over the years has been extensive including service as the Chairman of the Board of Mount Sinai Medical Center during the 1990’s. The University of Florida named its accounting school, Gary R. Gerson Hall, the only free standing accounting school at a major university in the world.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to have a strong leader and philanthropist like Alan Lips as the next Chairman of its Board of Governors.