Countdown to the 2016 Apogee Awards: CFO honorees

The 2016 SFBW Apogee Awards are quickly approaching!

On Oct. 27, at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, SFBW magazine will honor a small group of individuals in South Florida whose dedication to their occupation, their industries and communities deserves particular recognition.

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Here are the biographies of the Chief Financial Officer honorees

CFO honoree for Miami-Dade: Stan Rubin, Ocean Bank

Stan Rubin
Stan Rubin

Rubin joined as executive vice president and CFO in March 2010. In 2011, he took on the role of chief risk officer for the largest independent state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Florida.

During the last six years, Ocean Bank’s non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets were reduced from 14 percent to 1 percent. Years of losses became years of profitability.

Previously, Rubin was a senior vice president and chief financial officer of Citibank/Citigroup’s Central American region. He also held other finance-related positions during more than 20 years with Citi. He also was CFO of American Express’ Japan/Asia Pacific/Australia region. He has more than 30 years of diversified, international experience, including more than 15 years of being based outside the United States – in Europe, Asia, Canada, Central and South America.

Rubin is also chairman of the advisory board of the Village of Allapattah YMCA family.

CFO honoree for Broward: Linda Wilford, Holy Cross Hospital

Linda Wilford
Linda Wilford

Wilford has served as the hospital’s senior vice president and CFO for more than 16 years. She has more than 30 years of health care financial management experience. She is responsible for the hospital’s financial oversight, strategy and stewardship.

In 2009, she was promoted to regional CFO for Catholic Health East, South Florida, and became responsible for the financial operations of both Holy Cross and Mercy Hospital in Miami. Among her accomplishments is the successful consolidation of the managed care and business office functions of both hospitals, resulting in multimillion-dollar savings.

She has been active in the community and is a member of the Lifework Leadership of South Florida, United Way, and the Girlfriend’s Club of Holy Cross’ Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, among other organizations.

She is a graduate of Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a certified public accountant, licensed in Ohio.

CFO honoree for Palm Beach: Carr Moody, Vision Group Holdings

Carr Moody
Carr Moody

Moody has more than 20 years of progressive finance experience with Fortune 500 and middle-market enterprises. Currently, he is CFO of the largest ophthalmic surgical company in North America.

Before joining Vision Group Holdings, Moody was vice president of finance of ABB Optical Group, the nation’s leading contact lens distribution platform. He also held leadership positions at Office Depot involving corporate planning and analysis, business unit finance and global treasury. His early training included Arthur Andersen (auditing) and AutoNation (mergers and acquisitions).

Moody earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University. He is a member of the Florida Institute of CFOs and the Christ Church United Methodist finance committee. His interests include sailing, tennis and running.

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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.