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First American Bank Continues Growth With Appointment of Kevin Shukur as West Florida Market President

First American Bank named Kevin Shukur (pictured) as the West Florida Market President. The veteran banking executive Shukur will lead First American Bank’s West Florida corporate banking team and provide full-service banking from the bank’s Tampa headquarters. The privately held, full-service bank manages over $5.5 billion in assets while serving Chicago, Milwaukee, Miami and Tampa markets, with plans to expand its presence in the Florida market.

“At First American Bank, we are dedicated to providing unparalleled service and credit expertise to our clients through tailor-made solutions,” says Brian Hagan, Florida Market President. “Kevin’s appointment underscores the level of sophistication available to Tampa locals who seek personalized attention from a trusted community bank.”

Most recently, Shukur headed up BBVA USA’s (newly acquired by PNC) West Florida Market, having founded it in 2013. He has served as National Sales Manager for SouthTrust Corporate Banking Group, Executive Vice President at Bay Cities Bank and West Florida Market President at BBVA USA. At First American Bank, Shukur will bring his local market knowledge to help grow a team of seasoned bankers to focus on the needs of owner-managed businesses and commercial real estate throughout West and Central Florida. 

“It is an honor to officially join First American Bank as West Florida Market President,” Shukur says. “In my new role, I’m looking forward to bringing high-touch commercial banking to West Florida. As a local decision-maker and Tampa native since 1984, I understand the market and am eager to serve the business communities found here with high-touch, personalized attention. First American Bank remains an innovative industry leader, and I’m proud to be on board.” 

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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.