Jeff Lozama

Past Chairman

Jeff Lozama is a business owner and philanthropist with over 30 years of experience serving South Florida, The Caribbean, and Latin America. He has successfully completed countless projects that have helped local communities to grow and prosper and has been an integral part of establishing several charitable organizations. His commitment to bettering the lives of citizens in need has earned him a reputation as a trusted and dedicated community leader.

Mr. Lozama graduated from Florida Memorial University with a Bachelor in Business Management before embarking on a career that would take him all over the southeast United States and the Caribbean islands. He worked his way up to become president and CEO of CMS International Group, a company specializing in the distribution of high-end windows, doors and building materials. Jeff oversaw the construction of many projects from the Federal Courthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to a series of resorts, commercial properties and university campuses throughout the Caribbean. Under his leadership, CMS has become one of the region’s most sought after distributors.

In his many travels, Mr. Lozama has met individuals from all walks of life, learning firsthand how much work there is to be done helping the less fortunate. His charitable spirit and philanthropic work would come to define his career just as much as his professional successes. In 2005 he was a founding member of The Man Dodo Humanitarian Foundation which continues to provide healthcare, food and toys to the citizens of South Haiti today. He has served with several more organizations, including the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, under his leadership as Chairman, he founded the annual 20 under 40 Top Young Haitian-American Professionals (YoPro) and helped to facilitate the First Haitian-American Business Summit. Mr. Lozama is currently the Vice-Chairman of Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the advisory board of Hand In Hand For Haiti, and the Haitian-American Nurses Association.

Mr. Lozama’s charitable work has led to him being honored on numerous occasions. In 2004 he was awarded the key to the city to North Miami for his work organizing the Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert for the Victims of Hurricane Jeanne. He received the Community Ambassador’s Award from the Diaspora Art Coalition, the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the office of United States Senator Bill Nelson, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the office of United States Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for outstanding and invaluable service to the Haitian Community in Miami-Dade County among many others.

Jeff attributes the successes of his long career to the outstanding people he has met and worked with along the way. He looks forward to continuing to find new opportunities to be a positive influence on his community.