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2018 UP & COMER AWARDS: Fun at Xtreme

SFBW celebrated its fifth Up & Comer Awards with a packed house at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale. The awards were given to high achievers under the age of 40, which were judged on their individual achievements in the workplace and their charitable and civic contributions.

The presenting Gold Sponsors were MSC Cruises and Alternative Revenue Solutions while WeWork was the Silver Sponsor. The special event sponsors were Xtreme Action Park, Grateful Palate and JR Productions.

Jason Alexander and Palak Singh
SFBW Chairman and CEO Gary Press, honoree Wolfgang Pinther of MBAF,
sponsor Bonnie Levengood of MSC Cruises and SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
SFBW Chairman and CEO Gary Press, honorees Raquel and Ryan Case of Rick Case Automotive Group, Ben Ricketts of sponsor WeWork and SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Jason Dynan, Robyn Raphael-Dynan and Beverly Raphael-Altman
Meredith Peguero, Michael Mueller and Andrea DeField
SFBW Chairman and CEO Gary Press, honoree Merdochey LaFrance of City Year Miami, sponsor Ken Kandel of Alternative Revenue Solutions and SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Alexander Star provided an energetic musical performance
SFBW Chairman and CEO Gary Press, honoree Dev Motwani of Merrimac Ventures, sponsor Bonnie Levengood of MSC Cruises and SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
The team from Brown and Brown Insurance
Xtreme Action Park Managing Director Nate Howard welcomes guests

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.