Apogee Awards Honorees: Haley Pope Weigle

Haley Pope Weigle, regional vice president, has 10 years of marketing and advertising experience. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, Haley graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. Before joining the Alison South team, Haley was a media planner at the South Carolina State Newspaper. Haley specializes in brand strategy, digital advertising and social media.


Fun fact: I’ve bungy jumped off of the Kawarau Bridge in New Zealand, the world’s first site for bungy jumping.

What is your favorite South Florida dining destination? Oh my! We have so many favorites! We’re big fans of Boat House, Louie Bossi, and Southport Raw Bar.

What do you like to do on weekends? We love to be outside on the beach, or on the water if possible. We love riding the Water Taxi, finding new restaurants, and spending time with friends. When we’re not out and about, we enjoy grilling at home and finding ways to improve our new home!

How do you unwind from a long day at work? I enjoy being in my own kitchen cooking dinner. Often paired with a nice glass of wine!

What is your favorite quote? Without struggle, there is not progress.

From whom, or what, do you draw inspiration? My husband and my family. I want to make them proud.

What has been the biggest accomplishment of your career? This year when I signed for ownership of Alison South Florida was a pinnacle but I believe that hiring my first employee in 2019 was truly an accomplishment as well.

What has been the most challenging moment in your career and how did you overcome it? When my company moved me to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and I was working from home remotely for almost a year. I missed the collaboration of a team and wasn’t sure what next steps looked like in this market. Now we have an office, four employees, wonderful vendors and many clients who are the perfect fit for our culture!

What advice would you give an up and coming professional? The more uncomfortable you are, the faster you grow. Push yourself to do things you’re not sure you can do or simply don’t want to do. You’ll be amazed at how fast the results come!

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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.