2019 Apogee Awards

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A packed house of more than 500 people attended the 2019 Apogee Awards at the Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. Check out the list of winners in the November issue or online at SFBWmag.com.


Sponsor Courtney Garza of Wells Fargo Advisors with real estate and management honorees Michael Loudis of ProFi Construction and Maintenance and Paul Kaplan of KW Property Management and Consulting, with SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Sponsor Gus Hermida of RDS with retail honorees Robert Taylor of Burdette Beckmann, Christopher Clements of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium and Edward Beiner of Edward Beiner eyewear, with SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Dan Fudge of sponsor Alternative Revenue Solutions and technology honorees Christopher Leonard of Velocity Solutions, Bob Birdsong of OK Generators, Kristin Karp of Hotwire Communications, Eric Martin of Synergistix, Juan Molina of CareCloud, Jeffrey Weiner of Venture Tech Solutions and Rick Mancinelli of C3 Cloud Computing Concepts, with SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Grammy Award-winning artist Alexander Star gets the crowd on its feet
Awards are lined up before they are given out
SFBW Chairman and CEO Gary Press gets a surprise birthday greeting from financial industry pioneer and entrepreneur Howard Dvorkin
Attendees stand to applaud during the awards
Sponsor Steve Nudelberg with manufacturing honorees Bejnamin Koppenhoefer, of Elite Marine A/C, Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis and Southern Marine Supply and David Rosen of Kira Labs, with SFBW Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Sponsor Seth Asofsky of Nperspective with hospitality winners Maxwell Piet of TooJay’s Deli Bakery and
Restaurant, William Langley of the Club at Quail Ridge and Michelle Fee of Cruise Planners, with SFBW
Associate Publisher Clayton Idle
Apogee Award winners gather for a group shot at the end of the awards ceremony

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



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.