Broward Workforce Development Board Adds New Members

The Broward Workforce Development Board (BWDB), Inc. recently welcomed three new members to its Board. The new members consist of Keith Costello, the president and CEO of Locality Bank; Lori Wheeler, Vice President of Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and Sandy-Michael McDonald, Director of the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD). The BWDB works with the CareerSource Broward (CSBD) Council of Elected Officials (Council), which serves as the federal and state Workforce Development Agency for Broward County.

Costello, a Co-Founder of the Locality Bank, a new “digital-first” bank, which opened in January, brings 30 years of banking and finance expertise and is excited to serve on the board. He previously served as president/CEO of First GREEN Bank in Orlando and was an organizing director of the Broward Bank of Commerce. 

“Workforce development is critical to ensuring we have a workforce with the skills to keep Broward working and growing, “he says. 

“The BWDB looks forward to the invaluable insights we can glean from Mr. Costello on issues related to financial literacy for our job seeker customers,” Carol Hylton says, president of CareerSource Broward. 

Along with her position at MIASF, Wheeler is the Vice-Chair of the National Marine Trades Council and served as Boca Raton’s liaison to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board while managing Traffic & Bicycle Safety Education for the Boca Police Department. 

“As the workforce system is also about convening and coordinating with Broward partner programs, Ms. Wheeler’s considerable communications experience will be a welcome addition to the BWDB,” Frank Horkey says, the BWDB Chair.

McDonald joins long-time member Bob Swindell, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance as a representative of economic development on the BWDB. In his role with the county, McDonald serves as Broward’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer and administers the County’s local small business certification programs. Additionally, his office manages the Kauffman Entrepreneur Program, Construction Apprenticeship Program, Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE), Broward & Beyond Business Conference and the Broward County Film Commission. He has also served as the Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Highland Park, MI, and was the Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority for the City of Pontiac.

“I can’t say enough about the important work CareerSource Broward is doing to support businesses, especially small businesses, which are the essence of our business operations,” McDonald says. “I am looking forward to being a part of their continued success.”

 For more information, please visit www.careersourcebroward.com.


You May Also Like

Savor Soflo Culinary Experience Returns to Hollywood Beach

The event showcases South Florida’s dynamic hospitality and cuisine scene.

Stitch Lab’s Three-Day Fashion Pop-up Makes Comeback to Miami Design District

The event serves as a launching pad for Latin American fashion.

Diversity Honors at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Unveils Honorees

Groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed recording icon Belinda Carlisle will be among the recipients.

Other Posts

Hallandale Beach Event Series Seeks New Restaurants and Additions

The lineup is part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which has raised over $37 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU.

Hallandale Beach Presents Celebrity Chef Dinner and Food & Groove Events

The outings are part of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Coral Gables Loews Hotel Hosts Annual Mayor’s Ball in Support of League Against Cancer and Coral Gables Foundation

The 2nd Annual Mayor’s Ball was recently held at the Coral Gables Loews Hotel to raise funds for the League Against Cancer and The Coral Gables Community Foundation. The event was

Friends of Jack & Jill Center Hosts Annual Winter Carnival

The fun-filled community event aims to raise much-needed funds for children and families in need.

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.