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James Eric Akers

James Eric Akers, American commercial real estate broker. Named Rotarian of Year, Mandarin Rotary, 2001, Volunteer of Year, WJCT-television (Public Broadcasting Service), 2003.


  • Akers, James Eric was born on October 14, 1945 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Social Science, Vanderbilt University, 1968. Master of Divinity in Strategic Planning, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Sem, 1971.


    • General manager Thank God It's Friday Fridays, Nashville, 1972-1973, Annie Tigues Restaurant & Bar, Jacksonville, Florida, 1973-1977. Sales representative Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1977-1979, Peter Gregg Mercedes-Benz, Jacksonville, 1979-1980. Director life flight Baptist Medical Center, 1980-1983, director special projects, 1983-1984.

      Director marketing Jacksonville Faculty Practice Association, 1984—1998, vice president planning, development and marketing, 1998. President, Chief Executive Officer, Jim Akers and Associates, Inc., Jacksonville. Vice president marketing Professional Biling Systems Inc. subsidiary JFPA, since 1986, Finance-Medical Management Services, since 1989, Physician Business Services Inc., 1990.

      President Healthcare Marketing Consultant, Jacksonville, 1990-2000. Director of operations Health Screen American, 2000.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Libertarian


    Master of ceremonies Children's Miracle Network Telethon, Jacksonville, 1983, 84, 89, American Heart Association, Jacksonville, 1988-1990. Chief auctioneer Station WJCT-television, Public Broadcasting Service, Jacksonville, 1983-1998. Campaign manager Senator Bill Bankhead, Jacksonville, 1984.

    President board directors Suicide Prevention Services, Jacksonville, 1983-1989. Colonel United States Army, 1966-1996. Member Medical Group Management Association, Academy Practice Assembly, American Society Hospital Based Emergency Air Medical Services (board directors), American College Healthcare Marketing, Alliance for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing, Academy Health Services Marketing, National Guard Officers Association, Ye Mystic Revellers (team leader), Rotary (president Mandarin, Florida 2005-2006, Paul Harris fellow 1990).



    Mountain climbing, flying, whitewater rafting.


    • Son of Ward Eldridge and Dorothy Catherine (Erb) A. L child, William Eric. Married Marie Oreigr, August 31, 1991.
    • father: Ward Eldridge Akers
    • mother: Dorothy Catherine (Erb) Akers
    • spouse: Marie Oreigr
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    Born October 14, 1945
    (age 72)