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CITY Furniture Names Andrew Koenig as Chief Executive Officer

After starting his career at CITY Furniture in 2006 in the Operations Department unloading furniture onto containers, Andrew Koenig climbed through the corporate ranks and was recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the furniture and mattress retailer, which is among America’s top 100 furniture retailers. Koenig worked in nearly every company division and was named president in 2019. As CEO, he will continue to oversee all departments of the company.

One of Koenig’s most significant contributions to the company was when he introduced the concept of Lean Thinking in 2007. The concept entails creating a culture of mutual trust and respect, teamwork and a deep sense of urgency to improve continuously. Since the implementation of Lean, the company has seen a positive change in turnover reduction, operational process improvement, customer experience, safety, associate satisfaction, strategic planning and financial success.

Koenig has also implemented and increased its corporate and social responsibility initiative to become the No. 1 Green Fleet in America through its 2040 Green Promise. He also helped introduce CITY’s 5% giving pledge, which provides at least 5% of net profits to local community initiatives and helped lead a 9% increase in diversity in leadership.

Koenig holds degrees in Finance and Accounting from Elon University in 2005 and received his MBA in Entrepreneurship from Nova Southeastern University – Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

CITY features over 22 showrooms across Florida and an ever-expanding e-commerce site.

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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.