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SFBW 2016 Up & Comer Awards finalists announced

SFBW is excited to announce the finalists for its second annual Up & Comer Awards.

The Up & Comer Awards were created to honor young professionals who have achieved excellence in their careers, shown a commitment to their community and demonstrated leadership. The categories are Banking, Construction, Education, Healthcare, Finance, Hospitality, Insurance, Law, Marketing & Media, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Public Relations, Real Estate, Retail and Technology/Utilities.

Nominations were sought from the public and judging was led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale, who has 30 years of experience as a business journalist in South Florida. More than 150 applicants were chosen as nominees and 80 were selected as finalists.

The judging criteria were:

  • Seniority in the organization and the size and scope of the organization
  • Professional accomplishments, included career path and specific achievements
  • Giving back through professional, charitable and civic achievements
  • Educational achievements

The winners in each category will be announced during a cocktail reception and an awards ceremony at The Venue in Wilton Manors at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. (Click here to purchase tickets) Winners will also be featured in the July issue of SFBW.

Click Here for the 2016 Up and Comer Awards Finalists

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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.