STEPHEN A. LEVIN is a Miami Beach based businessman and community leader. Mr. Levin is chairman of the board of The Erin Corporation and ERAN Holdings, Inc. Among the holdings of these companies was Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Inc. which was sold in January 2015. Gold Coast is the largest wholesale beer distributor in Florida, having distribution centers in Miami, Pompano Beach, Homestead and Rockland Key, and one of the largest beer distributors in the country.
ERAN Holdings, Inc., through its affiliates, recently acquired and is operating over 80 TGI Friday’s restaurants, making it the largest franchisee in the TGIF system.
Mr. Levin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and attended Temple University Graduate School of Business.
Stephen Levin has supported Penn Arts and Sciences for decades including establishing the Levin Family Dean’s Forum and endowing the Stephen A. Levin Deanship of the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Levin gave the naming gift of the Stephen A. Levin Neuroscience building of Arts and Sciences, which opened in April 2016.
Mr. Levin is former chairman of the board of the Quantum Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in Palm Beach County. Mr. Levin serves on the board of trustees of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, California. He was presented with their National Community Service Award in 1999, and is a major supporter of the construction of the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. He is a former vice chairman of the Palm Beach County Anti-Defamation League, and in 2004 Mr. Levin was awarded the Haym Solomon Award, the highest honor offered by the Anti-Defamation League. Mr. Levin is former vice president of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, a former member of the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Palm Beach County, and has served on the Vanderbilt University Law School Advisory Board. Mr. Levin was vice-chairman of the board of JFK Hospital, Atlantis and also served as president of Temple Emanu-El, Palm Beach. Mr. Levin is a director of the Palm Beach Police Foundation, and chairman of the board of directors of MorseLife, Inc., a nationally-recognized provider of health care, housing and support services for seniors and their families in Palm Beach County. In 2011 Mr. Levin was honored by the Northwood University Board of Trustees with the Outstanding Business Leader award, and currently serves as a member of the Outstanding Leaders Association Executive Committee. In 2013 Northwood University awarded Mr. Levin with an honorary doctorate degree in law.
Mr. Levin has previously owned and operated a number of other businesses, including a chain of Pizza Hut restaurants, Reading Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Pennsylvania, Quality Roofing Supply Company, Berkshire News, various self-storage facilities and Madison Leasing Company.
Mr. Levin is married to Petra Levin, a noted south Florida philanthropist and civic leader, has three children, two stepchildren, and five grandchildren.