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Katerina Perez Named Executive Director of Development & Head of Business Relations at NSU Broward Center of Innovation

The Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation (Levan Center) recently appointed Katerina Perez (pictured) as its new Executive Director of Development & Head of Business Relations. The Levan Center serves as an economic and education development engine in South Florida, located at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale.

Perez will bring over 15 years of experience in business strategy and partnership development throughout the South Florida region to the Levan Center. Her experiences include managing and exceeding key revenue goals across business disciplines, revamping go-to-market sales strategies to embrace emerging technologies and launching new partnership platforms. Her critical responsibilities as Executive Director of Development & Head of Business Relations at the Levan Center will be focused on growing revenue streams across essential sponsorship, membership, academic and philanthropic giving channels.

“Katerina is a great addition to our team, and we’re very excited to welcome her to the Levan Center family,” says John Wensveen, Ph.D., NSU’s Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director of the Levan Center. “She is a high-impact leader, strategist and change agent, pairing insightful business acumen with an eye for next-stage innovation.”

Perez will also focus on promoting the Levan Center’s vast array of technology resources, including the Cybersecurity Range, the Media Production studio, the LEVL5: SPACE DOCK™, the Technology Makerspace and establishing the Levan Center’s unique North Star Pitch Room.

“I am both honored and excited to be joining the Levan Center team,” Perez says. “And I look forward to continuing to accelerate the Levan Center’s growth and innovation as we transform the future of economic and education development globally.”

During her digital media and broadcasting career, Perez has served in executive leadership roles with iHeartMedia and Audacy in Miami, West Palm Beach and Melbourne, Norfolk, VA and Seattle, WA. She recently led Corporate Sponsorships and Partner Development with the NHL’s Florida Panthers, including delivering league-high renewals. Perez was born in Calgary, Canada and currently resides in Coral Springs. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications.

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Drew Limsky

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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.