Ambassador to Panama
Ambassador Ferro was confirmed on October 21, 1998 and sworn in on December 14 the same year.
Ambassador Ferro born in Cuba and raised in the United States has been a professional and civic leader in South Florida for 20 years. An accomplished and well-known zoning and land-use attorney, he has been active in numerous professional and charitable organizations. Ambassador Ferro has also been partner, associate and consultant for various prestigious legal firms in Florida. In 1994 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Union Planters Bank of Florida. In the past Ambassador Ferro has served as Director of the Battered Women's Clemency Funds and of United Family and Children's Services of Dade County, as well as Trustee of the City of Miami General Employees and Sanitation Employees Pension Fund. He also served as Director of the Latin Builders Association, which honored him with the organization's Attorney of the Year Award in 1986 and 1991.
Ambassador Simon Ferro earned his B.A. from the University of Miami in 1975. He later was awarded his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1978.
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