Our Associates

 

 

Our Associates

THE EXECUTIVES

Michael Farmakis

Michael was born to Greek immigrants who emigrated to St. Louis in the late 1960s. He spent the summers of high school in his ancestral village in the mountains of northern Greece where he helped his grandparents on their farm and learned how to speak fluent Greek.

Michael attended St. Louis University where he graduated with a double major in Finance and International Business. He then went on to receive his Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from St. Louis University. He traveled to various plants implementing activity-based accounting during his first job at Ralston Purina. He then held positions at Avery Dennison followed by Ingersoll Rand where he had roles in management, sales, and accounting.
Next, he joined American Railcar Industries (ARI) where he remained for 9 years. During that time, he became the Cost Accounting Director of ARI and Controller of American Car Foundry Industries (ACF). It was also during this time that he met and married his wife, Dr. Shannon Farmakis. They have three children—George Ethan, Grace, and Pierce.

In 2015 Michael became the President and Chief Executive Officer of ACF Industries. In that position he had the pleasure and privilege of collaborating with a talented team. It is through his role at ACF Industries that he was able to promote outreach programs, such as yearly assistance helping to package meals for thousands of local families in need.
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THE MANAGERS

THE ASSOCIATES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Angela Strickland  Housing Authority of the City of Brunswick
  • Douglas S. Faust  Decatur Housing Authority
  • George Edge  Housing Authority of the City of Americus
  • J. Richard Parker II  Athens Housing Authority
  • Jacob L. Oglesby  Housing Authority of the City of Augusta
  • Ken Sadeckas  Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Len Williams  Housing Authority of Columbus
  • Mark Wright  Housing Authority of the City of Marietta
  • Melanie C. Thompson  Hinesville Housing Authority
  • Mike Austin  Housing Authority of Macon-Bibb County

Meet the Founder

Robert H. Zeffert

Bob was the managing partner of Zeffert & Associates from the time he founded the company in 1994 until his retirement and sale of the company in 2014. He oversaw all development and strategic planning. He also used his knowledge in database development and system design to improve efficiencies and profitability. Everyone at Zeffert wishes Bob a happy retirement!

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