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Prestigious Women Awards Honorees: Sandra Hyman Bennett

Prior to joining KW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING (KWPMC), I was a Certified Public Accountant for 25 years, working with real estate developer and non-developer boards of condominiums and homeowner associations. I joined KWPMC in 2012 and over the years have worked with our team to develop our culture, hospitality program, Value Optimization Department and grow our Company. I oversee all areas for our developer clients including budgeting and pre-opening operations.

Favorite quote: Change what you can change, accept what you can’t and know the difference between the two.

Fun fact: I started snowboarding when I turned 50.

How do you unwind after a long day of work? Walk with friends.

What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Starting out, my career path was mostly dominated by men. I gained respect from my fellow colleagues by talking about sports.

What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Joining KW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING and given the opportunity to develop different areas of a young company.

Who are your role models? My mother. She always had a smile on her face and taught me to enjoy life and laugh a lot. She instilled in me that I could do anything I wanted.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Be comfortable with yourself and be a good person.

What advice would you give a young woman at the start of her career? The same advice I would give a young man. Work hard and do your job with integrity, honesty and transparency. Enjoy what you do!

How does being a woman has impacted your career? During the early part of my career I had to work harder to prove myself in the CPA world. I believe it made me work harder to achieve my goals.

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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.