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Honoring High Achievers

Gary_HeadshotWelcome to the SFBW Up & Comers awards section, celebrating the top achievers under the age of 40 throughout South Florida. This is the third year for our Up & Comers awards and the popularity has grown.

SFBW has quickly become South Florida’s source for inside, in-depth business news and analysis. Our Up & Comers awards focus on the achievements of young professionals both in the workplace and in their charitable and civic contributions. Many of them have already made their mark in senior-level positions or are on the fast track to do so.

These are the leaders who will help South Florida’s economy continue to grow. They are helping drive key business sectors, including accounting, banking/finance, construction, education, health care, hospitality, law, marketing, real estate, retail and technology, and they are active in an array of leadership roles for charities and professional associations.

The professionals recognized in the following pages were nominated by members of the community. We specifically asked to learn about those who have demonstrated an overall commitment to South Florida. We received hundreds of nominations for Up & Comers through our website. The results were evaluated by our editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale, who has three decades of experience as a business journalist in South Florida.

The winners in each category were announced during a celebration on June 16 at The Venue Fort Lauderdale in Wilton Manors.

A big thanks to our sponsors who are instrumental in enabling us to produce the Up & Comers awards program:

  • Presenting Sponsor: MassMutual Financial Group South Florida
  • Gold Sponsor: Ytech International
  • Silver Sponsors: Comcast Business and JM Lexus

This fall, we will have our third annual Apogee Awards, which honor C-level executives. For more information, click on the events tab at SFBWmag.com.

SFBW wants to do more than just cover South Florida. We want to be a part of it. We invite you to join us in the celebration of the best our community has to offer.

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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.