June 28, 2018

MBAF's Wolfgang Pinther has been named the 2018 South Florida Business & Wealth Up & Comer winner in Marketing.

The 5th Annual SFBW Up & Comer Awards program, celebrates the top achievers under the age of 40 throughout South Florida.

The awards focus on their achievements in the workplace and in their charitable and civic contributions. Many of our honorees have already made their mark in senior-level positions or are on the fast track to do so.

The professionals recognized in the following pages were nominated by members of the community. We specifically asked to learn about those who have demonstrated an overall commitment to South Florida. We received hundreds of nominations for Up & Comers through our website. The results were evaluated by our editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Gale.

A big thanks to our sponsors who are instrumental in enabling us to produce the Up & Comers awards program:

Gold Sponsors: MSC Cruises and ARS

Silver Sponsor: WeWork

Special Event Sponsors: Xtreme Action Park, Grateful Palate and JR Productions

This fall, we will have our fifth annual Apogee Awards, which honor C-level executives. For more information, visit SFBWmag.com.

SFBW wants to do more than just cover South Florida. We want to be a part of it. Thank you for joining us in the celebration of the best our community has to offer.



Wolfgang H. Pinther
Director of Marketing, MBAF

Pinther has more than a decade of branding and marketing experience, working with service and product lines for businesses and consumers. At MBAF, he provides strategic planning, brand identity, digital marketing, social media, client communication and corporate culture. He was captain of the men’s tennis team at his alma mater, Florida Gulf Coast University. He has taught principles of management as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College. He is actively involved with the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Miami-Dade and the Arts & Business Council of Miami.


Craig Bristow
Digital Sports Marketing
Program Analyst
FitTeam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Melissa Myers
Senior Director of Marketing
Penn-Florida Companies

Hali Utstein
Vice President of Marketing
Coastal Wealth

Christine Woll
Senior Vice President, Marketing Director
Grove Bank & Trust

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