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2023 Prestigious Women Awards Honoree: Arely Ruiz

Arely Ruiz is a well-known and accomplished marketing and communications professional in Miami with over 25 years of experience in Public Relations, Marketing, and Special Events. She has worked at the Bankers Club, Doral Country Club (Trump National), and La Gorce Country Club. In 2012, she founded her own Public Relations agency, Arely PR, to fulfill one of her life’s missions of owning her own agency. Arely’s commitment and dedication to her business extends to her community, where she has a vested interest. As immediate past president of the Coral Gables Woman’s Club and current Board Member, she develops programming with Club Members to help raise funds and support the work of the Coral Gables Children’s Dental Clinic. She also actively supports many nonprofits through her agency and has served on the Council of Chairman for the American Red Cross Spectrum Awards for Women for over 20 years. A graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in English, Ruiz is also a writer who has been featured in Going to Miami by David Rieff and has been published in Miami Mensual magazine, the Boston Business Journal, and Miami’s Community Newspapers, among others. She has been recognized in publications, including the Miami Herald and Inspire Health and has been featured in Miami Dade College’s successful alumni advertising campaign. Most recently, she was honored as PR Professional of the Year by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce at their annual Businesswomen of the Year awards.

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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.