South Florida Business & Wealth Announces 2016 Up & Comer Winners

Peter Nasca, APR



For Immediate Release

South Florida Business & Wealth Announces 2016 Up & Comer Winners

Nineteen of South Florida’s “Best and Brightest” Young Professionals Honored at Event at The Venue in Wilton Manors

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – June 17, 2016 – South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW), South Florida’s premier monthly business publication and parent company Lifestyle Media Group (LMG), today announced the winners of its 2016 Up & Comers Awards. Nineteen professionals, 39 years of age or younger, were honored for their dedication to their occupation and community.

“Each of the finalists represent the best and the brightest in their chosen field and it was extremely difficult for our editorial board to select winners,” said Gary Press, LMG Chairman and CEO. “There are no losers only winners in this competition. The 79 finalists, nominated by their peers and colleagues, are the rising stars of our community many of them already are proven leaders in their respective fields.”

The following individuals took home top honors at the event held at The Venue in Wilton Manors.

Category Name Company/Organization

Accounting Lewis Greenberg Daszkal Bolton

Banking Erin Knight Stonegate Bank

Construction Bryan Donahue Wantman Group Inc.

Education Up & Comer Jonathan Schwartz Broward College

Finance Cristian LaCapra Northern Trust

Government Scott Evans Riviera Beach Community

Redevelopment Agency

Healthcare Up & Comer Haroula Protopapadakis Memorial Regional Hospital

Hospitality Up & Comer Paul Greenberg American Social Bar &


Insurance Up & Comer Zain Hasan National Insurance & HR

Consulting Group

Law Broward County U & C Michael Wild Wild Felice & Partners, P.A.

Law Dade County U & C Gustavo J. Membiela Hunton & Williams LLP

Law Palm Beach County U & C Benjamin Hodas Law Office of Benjamin T. Hodas

Marketing & Media U & C Mike Valdes-Fauli Pinta

Non-profit Up & Comer Sandra Einhorn Alliance of Broward

Professional Services U & C Michael Loudis ProFi Facility Maintenance

Public Relations Up & Comer Lauren Fyke JM Family Enterprises

Real Estate Enrique Teran Avanti Way Realty

Retail Up & Comer Andrew Koenig City Furniture

Technology/Utilities Up & Comer Alex Price ADT Security Services

South Florida Business & Wealth is currently accepting nominations for its Apogee Awards. There will be 24 honorees showcased in both the pages of SFBW magazine and at a special awards ceremony to be held on October 27, 2016. The deadline for all nominations is July 15th, 2016. To nominate, visit the SFBW website

About South Florida Business & Wealth

South Florida Business & Wealth, a publication of Lifestyle Media Group, is the leading provider and trusted resource for business and economic information affecting the region. Each month, SFBW is direct mailed to 30,000 key decision-makers and influencers including business owners, presidents, C-level executives and senior management. SFBW is uniquely positioned to reach this audience of loyal, well-educated, affluent and influential readers. For more information, visit

About Lifestyle Media Group

LMG is the largest and fastest-growing magazine publisher in South Florida. With 12 publications, LMG’s combined readership of 707,000 includes local business professionals, community leaders, entrepreneurs and national tribal economic development leaders.The publication titles are Las Olas Lifestyle, Weston Lifestyle, Plantation/Davie/Southwest Ranches Lifestyle, Parkland Lifestyle, Coral Springs Lifestyle, Boca Raton/Delray Beach Lifestyle, Pinecrest Lifestyle, Estero Lifestyle, Parkland/Coral Springs Life, Coconut Creek Life, South Florida Business & Wealth and Tribal Business Journal. For more information, please visit, and


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