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Marty Ferry
2018 Business Person of the Year

Marty Ferry - 2018 Business Leader of the Year

Fayette’s 2018 Rotary Business Leader of the Year, Marty Ferry, displays her recognition plaque following a brief presentation ceremony Wednesday, May 23.
She is flanked by club president Kurt Rohr, right, and selection committee chairman Jim Steele.

    One of Central Missouri’s best known realtors has received Fayette Rotary’s annual citation as the city’s 2018 Business Leader of the Year.
    Fifth generation Howard County native Marty Ferry was presented the recognition at the club’s regular weekly luncheon meeting Wednesday, May 23, in CMU’s Inman Student & Community Center.
Since 2002 Ferry has been a top sales leader with the Boonville-based Central Realty (previously Re/Max Unlimited), working in both residential and land sales throughout the Boonslick area.
    Over the years, many Fayette area  home owners, both buyers and sellers, have been greatly assisted by her thorough knowledge of the market and wise counsel.
    This year’s recipient has long been active in various community activities and local organizations and has served as president of several of these, including: The Boonslick Historical Society, the South Howard County Historical Society, and Chapter GG of P.E.O. Other affiliations include FAHA, Fayette Rotary Club, Fayette Book Club, The Huddle, and Linn Memorial United Methodist Church.
    The 2018 awardee attended Fayette public schools and graduated from Central Methodist University before beginning a 20-year career teaching high school English, plus science courses, in various schools, both in Missouri and Florida.
    Over the years she also has remained active in family farm operations and, after her teaching years, pursued a successful career in radio sales, and also in professional counseling. She notes that “I later chose to work with people in a different way by entering the field of real estate.”
    Marty and her husband, Chip, reside on her family farm located on Highway 5 just north of New Franklin.
Rotary’s Business Leader of the Year recognition began in 1984, with nominations received each year from club members before a final vote by secret ballot. Any business or professional person living and/or working within the bounds of the Fayette R-III school district is eligible to receive the award.
    Names of recipients through the years are included on two permanent plaques which hang in the Commercial Trust Community Room.   

                                Jim Steele
                                May 23, 2018