Inspired by his father, who was a Pulitzer finalist in poetry, and with a passion for the arts and philanthropy himself, Jonathan Plutzik left a successful career in finance to become an hotelier, purchasing the historical Betsy Hotel a decade ago. Considered one of the world’s great literary arts hotels, it’s the only Miami hotel run on the PACE business model: Philanthropy, Arts, Culture & Education. Brought up in a home that embraced and valued creativity, the “Writer’s Room” at The Betsy is Plutzik’s ode to his childhood and a haven for literary leaders, writers, artists, poets and the public looking to rest their weary heads and dream of their magnum opus; TheBetsyHotel.com.
We sat down with Henrik Cronqvist, Vice Dean of Lifelong Learning & Executive Education at Miami Herbert Business School, to get his thoughts on why Miami is the city everyone is moving to for tech jobs, to start their own business, get funding and develop the companies of tomorrow.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a few of Miami’s most dynamic Latino leaders who are breaking the mold and making the city thrive