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Co-CEOs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward

The board of directors at Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) have appointed co-CEOs to lead the nonprofit. Matt Organ (pictured above) and Chris Gentile, both with executive BGCBC experience, will oversee operations for the organization that serves more than 12,000 at-risk youth (ages 6 to 18) annually at its 12 Broward-area clubs.

Chris Gentile
Chris Gentile

“We are excited that veteran executives with decades of experience will assume the head roles as Matt Organ and Chris Gentile continue to implement critical programming, maintain membership, and work with the donors to ensure continued growth of the organization during this pandemic and beyond,” says Dr. Doug Laurie, immediate past board chair and owner of American Heritage Schools.

Organ, originally from Long Island, New York, has worked in the nonprofit sector and with the Boys & Girls Clubs since 1980. Gentile, who has been with the organization since 2015, serving as its chief development officer.

“I have been honored to serve with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward for almost 40 years and to help provide a world-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors,” Organ says.

“Working with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has been the most inspiring and rewarding work that I have done in my career,” Gentile noted. “My father was a club kid, and to be able to have the opportunity to work together with our staff, our board members and the community to provide opportunities for young people … to reach their full potential, just as my father was afforded, is something that I am forever grateful for.”

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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.