Miami Beach, FL (March 29, 2024) – The Miami Beach Convention Center, managed by OVG360, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernardo Pinheiro as its new Director of Human Resources. With over 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pinheiro brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role.

Prior to joining the Miami Beach Convention Center, Pinheiro served as the Director of People and Culture at the Forbes 5 Star, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, where he played a crucial role in shaping the culture and engagement at the property. During his tenure, he successfully increased the hotel's Employee Engagement score and led international recruiting efforts for this historical beachside hotel, a hallmark in Surfside, Florida.

Pinheiro's extensive experience also includes a 20-year tenure at the iconic Loews Miami Beach Hotel, where he held various positions, including Director of Housekeeping, Director of Front Office Operations, and Assistant Director of Human Resources. His diverse background in both operations and human resources makes him an ideal fit for his new role at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

"We are absolutely excited and thrilled to welcome Bernardo to our wonderful team at the Miami Beach Convention Center," said Freddie Peterson, General Manager of the Miami Beach Convention Center. "His exceptional hotel career, complimented by strong strategic thinking, dedication to mentoring, commitment to fostering and enhancing employee engagement, coupled with ties to the Miami Beach community, make him an incredible addition to our ever expanding and evolving team.”  

Born in Brazil and raised between Bay Harbor and Miami Beach, Pinheiro is a proud graduate of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Miami Beach Senior High and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

"I am thrilled to join the Miami Beach Convention Center and excited for the opportunity to make an impact in the community I grew up in. My philosophy is that we must always seek to understand each other, as most people will forget what you said, however they will always remember how you made them feel. For me, every interaction with my team is an opportunity to build trust and make those special connections  ̶  that’s what the hospitality industry is all about."

Pinheiro is eager to leverage his expertise and dedication to support the community that has played a significant role in his upbringing, while contributing to the ongoing growth and prosperity of the Miami Beach Convention Center.