LEE TIGER BIO

Lee Tiger's Biography

Lee Tiger has been very effective promoting Native American and eco-heritage tourism for more than 30 years. During this time he marketed both The Seminole Tribe of Florida and The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida encouraging Indian cultural awareness and tourism development on a global scale. In the 1970’s Mr. Tiger established the Miccosukee Indian Village as a major Everglades tour, and increased tribal revenues to over $1 million+ annually from tourism. From 1986 to 1991, Lee promoted Discovery Cruise Lines and five other South Florida attractions. One of Lee’s recent accomplishments was to coordinate a Co-Op between The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Miami-Dade County and Broward County called The Everglades Gateway.

In, 1992, Lee established Florida Seminole Tourism on behalf of the Seminole Tribe of Florida forging marketing partnerships with the greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Hollywood. Seminole Tourism went on to become a partner of Visit Florida, the state’s tourism organization, where Mr. Tiger served many years as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tiger has collaborated with Indian tourism efforts in worldwide capacities, including the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and with the Discover Native America promotion in conjunction with See America at the International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin. Mr. Tiger has been appointed to serve on Florida’s Cultural Heritage Tourism Committee by two Florida Governors.
Lee also is a very talented musician. In 2006 Lee and his brother Stephen were the front men for the Tiger Tiger band (www.tigertigermusic.com). The Tiger brothers completed their most exciting Native American cultural CD, ‘Peace From The Everglades, Dedicated To The Survival Of The Miccosukee & Seminole People of Florida.’ This CD received two Native American Music Award (NAMMY) nominations in 2005, for Best Pop/Rock Recording & Song/Single of the Year for ‘Heya.’ Following the loss of Brother Stephen in 2006, Lee had to reevaluate how Tiger Tiger could move on to a new era. He eventually made a decision to move Tiger Tiger forward under his direction as song writer, producer, & musician to produce his own CD which is called New Era and features his new 21st century sound. New Era blends sounds from his past, present & future influences such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones, & The Kinks. Lee also includes the Mo Town; Rock & Soul Rhythms that he picked up while playing with his late 60’s group called the Seven of Us (became NRBQ). He has recently traveled to the Dominican Republic where he acquired an interest in Latin rhythms and instruments which he incorporated in this latest project. The CD opens with the power punch rock song “Red Rocks the Earth,” telling the story of survival of Native American people and the success of The Seminole Tribe’s acquisition of the Hard Rock international franchise, which truly rocks the earth! Lee Tiger’s new CD celebrates the magic of the city of Miami along with interwoven lyrics about life, true love, his passion for music, the pursuit of happiness & the joy of sharing his music with all.

Lee has been appointed to serve on the following tourism boards, commissions and committees for local and state governments:

  • Appointed by Governor Bush to serve on the statewide Nature-Based and Heritage Tourism Advisory Committee. January 13, 2002-January 29, 2005.
  • Appointed by the Florida Commission on Tourism and approved by the Governor to serve on the Board of Directors of Visit Florida for two, four year terms
  •  Appointments on the Florida Tourism Commissions Subcommittees including, the Statewide Multi-Cultural Tourism Committee, Nature Heritage Tourism Committee and the Partners Committee
  • Appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Friends of State Parks 1999-2004
  • Appointed to serve on TIA-Travel Industry Association of America, National Membership committee, January 2002, ongoing. Attending International Pow Wow Convention for 25 years
  • Serves on the Board of Governors for the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Serves on the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Tourism Steering Committee
  • Member of the Florida Attraction Association for 25 years
  • Appointed as Eastern Board representative to the American Indian Alaskan Native Tourism Association
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