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Bill Ferko

College of Business, Room W113
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Bill Ferko has over 45 years of experience with companies located throughout the United States and abroad. A shrewd businessman, Bill has a knack for cutting wasteful spending and improving the bottom line of each company he has managed. Bill is a member of the Board of Directors for Sypris Solutions, Inc., a publicly traded company manufacturing defense electronics. He also serves as an instructor of Equine Finance and the online Contemporary Financial Management MBA course at the University of Louisville, where he hopes to pass along the value of fiscal responsibility to the next generation of local business leaders.

Giving back to his community is an important part of Bill’s life. He is the current Chairman of Dismas Charities in Louisville and was appointed by the governor to serve as Commissioner for the Kentucky Horse Park. Bill and his wife Debbie operate Turning Leaf, a horse farm in Brownsboro, and enjoy spending as much time as they can with their dogs and their three grown children.


  • CPA University of Illinois, 1989
  • MBA University of Wisconsin - Parkside, 1980
  • BS (Business Management) University of Wisconsin - Parkside, 1975

Awards & Honors

Gustafson Adjunct Teaching Award, 2022

University of Louisville

Curriculum Vita

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