Retail/Wholesale

JAMES L. FERMAN JR.

PRESIDENT, FERMAN AUTOMOTIVE GROUP, TAMPA

Ferman Automotive Group, one of the largest dealership groups in Florida and the U.S., celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2020. Founded by Ferman’s grandfather, the company sells a variety of brands, from Chevrolet to Volvo, at dealerships in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. It employs more than 1,300 and has annual sales of $850 million.

Ferman has been involved with the University of Tampa for some 40 years, serving as a member of the board of counselors in the 1960s and on the board of trustees for two dozen years. Ferman and his family are also the lead donors for the new Ferman Center for the Arts at the university.

A graduate of Emory University, Ferman has also served as chairman of the Bank of Tampa, director of TECO Energy, chairman and campaign chairman of the United Way of Hillsborough County and director of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.

The firm and its employees support numerous community groups, including the Boys and Girls Clubs, local hospitals, homeless shelters and Little League baseball teams.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

MATT BEALL

BEALL’S INC.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

Brent Burns

JM Family Enterprises

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon

FreshPoint

David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume

TECH DATA

Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

DAVID J. LONG

OrangeTheory Fitness

MIKE MAROONE

MAROONE USA

Brett McGill

MarineMax

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services

RONALD WANEK

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES