James L. Ferman

Jim Ferman is a businessperson who has been at the head of 5 different companies. Currently, Mr. Ferman occupies the position of Chairman at Tampa Bay Banking Co., Chairman for The Bank of Tampa (a subsidiary of Tampa Bay Banking Co.) and President & Chief Executive Officer at Ferman Automotive Group, Inc., President & Director at Ferman Motor Car Co., Inc. (a subsidiary of Ferman Automotive Group, Inc.).  He is also on the board of Tampa Electric Co., Florida Investment Advisers, Inc. and Emory University and Chairman of The University of Tampa, Inc.  Jim and his wife Celia have been actively supporting the Florida Olive Council since inception in 2011.  Jim and Celia helped plant a number of Arbequina and Koroneiki olive trees at their daughter’s (Lauren Farrior) home along Tampa’s Bayshore Blvd.  Last year the Farrior’s trees bloomed and produced fruit.

l-r Tom Pospichal, James Ferman, Paul Pizzo, Dave Crum at Mosaic Olive Grove, Bowling Green, FL

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