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Tropical Financial Becomes Official Credit Union of the Florida Panthers

Tropical Financial recently partnered with the Florida Panthers to serve as their “Official Credit Union” for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 National Hockey League seasons. The new partnership will enable Tropical Financial to feature its branding throughout FLA Live Arena in Sunrise and during broadcasts. Tropical Financial will be the presenting sponsor of the team’s starting lineup in the arena and on social media. It will also jointly participate in local charitable and community events with the Panthers. 

“From our senior leadership to our credit union membership, we are proud to partner with the Florida Panthers,” Rick Shaw says, president and CEO of Tropical Financial. “We will have a unique opportunity to share our story with Panthers fans and deepen our commitment to the local community.” 

Tropical Financial holds $1 billion in assets, making it one of the largest not-for-profit credit unions based in South Florida. It serves nearly 70,000 members in nine counties, with most living and working in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. It focuses on providing traditional and digital banking products and services and is collectively owned by its members, not profit-seeking shareholders. 

“Tropical Financial has an excellent reputation in Florida helping members achieve their financial goals and we are thrilled to have them as our ‘Official Credit Union,” Florida Panthers Chief Revenue Officer Shawn Thornton says.

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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.