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SFBW announces 2016 Apogee Awards honorees

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Celebrating the Pinnacle

Welcome to the third annual Apogee Awards, a tribute to the success of 25 C-level executives throughout South Florida.

The region has many business awards programs, but this one is unique. Rather than having an awards program for each position, such as a CEO awards program one month and a CFO awards another month, we bring in the entire C-suite for our awards program.

For example, this will allow a chairman of one company to meet and network with a chief marketing officer from another company or the top HR executive of one company to meet the CEO of another company.

We think there is a huge benefit to allow these savvy, driven achievers to be able to share important experiences, challenges and lessons learned. South Florida has a broad geographic sweep, so it is rare to have this group all in one place at one time.

To get our nominations, we sent emails and did outreach throughout the South Florida business community.  Our editorial staff did substantial research to help vet the quality and achievements of our honorees.

One of the things we like about the Apogee Awards is that it gives widespread public recognition to positions that often play key behind-the-scenes roles in the success of a business. Chief operating officers and chief marketing officers, for example, can be incredible drivers in the success of a business, but don’t often appears as a highly visible public face.

All of this would not be possible without our sponsors. Special thanks goes to presenting sponsor Mitch Kramer and his Octagon Family of Recruiting Companies (including its divisons of Octagon Technology Staffing and Octagon Professional Recruiting).

We would also like to thank our additional sponsors: Our Gold Sponsors Dale Carnegie Training South Florida, the Miami Dolphins and YTECH International and our Silver Sponsors Brown & Brown Insurance, Comcast Business, INDEX Datafiles, McAleer Gray and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

Sincerely,

Gary Press

Chairman and CEO, South Florida Business & Wealth

THE HONOREES

Senior Human Resources Executive

• Broward – Denese Edsall, Broward College

• Miami-Dade – Viviana Santisteban, AmeriKooler

• Broward – Ellen Finnerty, Vitacost

Chief Marketing Officer

• Broward – Marc Cannon, AutoNation

• Miami-Dade – Paula Renaldo, The Keyes Company

• Palm Beach – Margie Kupfer, 3Cinteractive

Chief Information Officer

• Broward – Bob Young, Seminole Gaming-Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

• Miami-Dade – Charles Grau, United Data Technologies

• Miami-Dade – Melvin Kirk, Ryder System

• Palm Beach – Donald Hankus, MDVIP

Chief Financial Officer

• Broward – Linda Wilford, Holy Cross Hospital

• Miami-Dade – Stan Rubin, Ocean Bank

• Palm Beach  – Carr Moody, Vision Group Holdings

 

Chief Operating Officer

• Broward – David Henshall, Citrix Systems

• Miami-Dade – Gonzalo Navarro, ArX Solutions

• Palm Beach  – Howard Wander, Kelley Kronenberg

President

• Broward – Edward Pozzuoli, Tripp Scott

• Miami-Dade, Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

• Palm Beach, Vickie Anenberg, Cross Country Staffing

Chief Executive Officer

• Broward – Bob Roscioli, Roscioli Yachting Center

• Miami-Dade – Javier Holtz, Marquis Bank

• Palm Beach – Janna Ronert, Image Skincare

Chairman

• Broward – Bob Moss, Moss & Associates

• Miami-Dade – W. Allen Morris, The Allen Morris Co.

• Palm Beach – Neil Merin, NAI Merin Hunter Codman

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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.