For the first time in the 92 year old history of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, a father and son will have been Chairman of the Board of Governors following the election of Michael S. Goldberg as Chair-elect at the September 10th meeting of the Board of Governors. His father, Barton Goldberg, chaired the Board of Governors from 1976- 1978 and continues to be active in Chamber activities. Michael Goldberg would take the seat of Chairman of the Board in 2014.
Michael is a native, born and raised on Miami Beach, attended North Beach Elementary, Nautilus Middle School, and graduated from Miami Beach Sr. High School Class of 1981. Bart Goldberg also graduated Miami Beach Sr. High School in 1951 and Michael and Kristine’s son, Alec and daughter Lauren, current Beach High students, will be the 3rd generation to graduates from Miami Beach Sr. High School.
Goldberg has worked his entire banking career in the South Florida and Miami Beach market. He started his career in 1989 going through the Barnett Bank Management Associate program. He held various positions during his 9 years at Barnett Bank, including Senior Vice President/Branch Manager for its Miami Beach and Bay Harbor Islands office.
He served as Senior Vice President/ Regional Banking Executive for Colonial Bank/BB&T in Miami-Dade County from 1998-2009. In March 2010 Michael joined the Gibraltar Private team as Senior Vice President/Miami Beach Market Executive and opened the Miami Beach relationship office in May, 2010.
An active community leader, having served on the Board of Governors of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, since 1993 and presently serves on the Executive Board. He also served as Treasurer from 1996-2000, is an Honorary Lifetime Trustee of the Chamber and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Pillar Trustee Board. He is a founder of Mt. Sinai Medical Center, serves on the founder’s board, is a past-chairman of the Young President’s club, and serves on the Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation board. A graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and major in Business Management, his most recent accomplishment was to oversee the expansion of the offices of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust with the opening of its new relationship office, in order to accommodate the bank’s continued growth and presence in Miami Beach. The new location is on the first and second floor of the Sheridan Center building located at 400 Arthur Godfrey Road. The custom designed 5,000 square feet of new office space provides for a true private banking experience.
The Miami Beach Chamber will hold its annual meeting at the Fontainebleau on October 17th. Officers of the Board of Governors, Alan Lips, Gerson Preston Robinson & Co – Chairman, Joshua Wallack, Mango’s Tropical Cafe – Vice Chairman, Stephanie Ruiz, Media Department II – Vice Chairman and Adam Cedrati, Mallah Furman – Treasurer as well as the elected and appointed board members will join Michael Goldberg at that time for the installation. The Chamber has a rich legacy of community leaders participating at all levels with approximately 1200 businesses in its membership.