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Vision Board: Nikki Austin-Shipp

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]The South Florida Institute on Aging has had a long history of empowering seniors, though the organization has operated under different names. Its current name dates from 2018, and CEO and president Nikki Austin-Shipp took over eight months ago to invigorate its culture and worthwhile programs.

Educated at Florida State University, where she earned a B.S. in Finance, Nikki Austin-Shipp parlayed sales, marketing and operations roles into government, where she served as director of community relations for U.S. House of Representatives member Frederica Wilson. When she’s not diving into books that help her “grow as a leader,” such as Jim Collins’ Good to Great, Austin-Shipp has a taste for glamour, from to Cinque Terre, Italy (“the most enchanting place I have ever visited”) to the Porsche brand to Paris Fashion Week: “I was greatly impacted by my parents’ flair for fashion, which you can see in my own vibrant wardrobe. They were both native Floridians but resided in New York and were always impeccably dressed. It is critical to know what to wear where and never to be underdressed or overdressed for any occasion.”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery interval=”3″ images=”74858,74856,74855,74853″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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.