Name:Lee Brian Schrager
Company:Southern Wine & Spirits
What makes them haute:
An executive at Florida-based mega adult beverage distribution company, Southern Wine and Spirits, Schrager is responsible for the brands marketing. But a savvy Schrager took things to the next level when he created the Food Network’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which brings the most celebrated names from the world’s finest culinary institutions and revered wineries to the sands of Miami Beach for one weekend each February, all to benefit FIU’s school of hospitality and tourism management. Following in the same pattern, Schrager launched a similar festival in New York. The NYC version benefits food banks in the city.