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2018 Business Person of
2018 Rotary Business Leader of the Year, Marty Ferry, displays her
recognition plaque following a brief presentation ceremony Wednesday,
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.
May 23, 2018