Award Recipient

James L. Ferman, Jr.

Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade

James L. Ferman, Jr. attended Emory University where he was initiated into Epsilon chapter in 1962. He serves as CEO and President of Ferman Motor Company. Jim has received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Emory’s Goizueta Business School as well as the Emory Medal for Distinguished Achievement. He received the Tampa Citizen of the Year Award from both the Civitan and Rotary Clubs. In 2001, he was a Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame inductee and received the Florida Family Business of the Year Award from the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa.

Jim has long been recognized as “Mr. KA” in Tampa and has been a constant supporter of the KAOEF. He has made instrumental gifts in each of the last major campaigns undertaken by the Foundation as well as the lead gift for the 2003 Bid for Brotherhood.