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Excellence in HR Awards Honorees: Terry Arnold

Arnold is a dynamic and engaging human resources professional that exhibits a winning blend of team leadership, strategic talent management, and business acumen. Skilled in managing large and complex enterprise human resources functions, his main objective is to produce exemplary results via proactive involvement and cross-functional collaboration.

Today, Arnold is responsible for providing leadership, development and execution of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits human resources initiatives in support of the overall business and strategic objectives, including organizational design, talent management, talent acquisition, learning and development, total rewards, diversity and inclusion, human capital management, people analytics, labor relations and compliance, policies and procedures.

He engages a unique combination of strategic agility, analytical expertise and commercial and operations focus to consistently exceed performance goals by aligning staff talents and efforts with organizational objectives.

Arnold is a military veteran, having served eight years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer with 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and 4th Infantry Division and is a proud Army Ranger. He holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Florida A&M University, a Master of Science in human resources management from Troy University, and executive education from GE’s Crotonville Leadership Institute, University of Michigan and Harvard Business School. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Arnold is married to Denise Arnold, retired U.S. Army Colonel, and they have two sons, Lance and Langston.

Favorite Quote: Do thy duty, that is best; leave unto the Lord the rest.

Fun Fact: French horn player

How do you unwind after a long day of work? I unwind before my day begins with a 5-mile run each morning.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Pace yourself.

What qualities make for an outstanding HR professional? Business acumen—get cross functional experience (i.e., ops, finance, sales, etc.).

How have you adapted your HR skills to COVID? Progress, not perfection. It’s OK to move forward with a 50% solution and keep building on it. Flexibility and agility are the new HR table stakes.

What are some misconceptions about HR and how do you combat them? That HR lacks business acumen and financial acuity. I demonstrate that I have both given my diverse roles as plant manager, finance leader and sales account representative. It’s imperative that we share our experience by walking the walk and talking the talk.

What do you like most about working in HR? Being intricately involved with our people and strategy.

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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.