USM Foundation

V. Raymond Ferrara

President and CEO, ProVise Management Group, LLC

Mr. Ferrara (’70 Zoology), Chair and CEO of ProVise Management Group, LLC, and his wife, Kimbrough Fries Ferrara (’70 Elementary Education), have named the Office of Scholarships and have established two scholarships for those seeking a career in education or medicine. ProVise, founded in 1986, is a financial planning and investment management firm in Clearwater, Fla. managing over $1.7 billion (12/31/20) on behalf of its clients and has been recognized by Barron’s, Financial Advisor, and Wealth Management as one of the top financial planning firms in the country.

For over 10 years, Mr. Ferrara hosted radio’s “Talking Money…” and has authored several articles on various financial topics. He has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA TODAY, Bloomberg News, Investor’s Business Daily, St. Petersburg Times, and Business Week. Mr. Ferrara was featured as one of America’s best financial planners in the book Secrets of the Wealth Makers.  He is actively involved in his community serving on many not-for-profit boards and was named Mr. Clearwater in 2018.

V. Raymond Ferrara

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