Les Akers is an accomplished business man with many years of commitment to Florida State University. He has been a faithful supporter of University initiatives and he brings his extensive leadership experience to the FSU Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors.
Ms. Akers is the president and principal dealer of Legacy Toyota in Tallahassee, Florida. Mr. Akers entered the car business right out of college, starting as an assistant office manager at Wayne Akers Ford dealership in Lake Worth, Florida. He worked his way up the company until he was co-owner. He is currently the principal owner of Wayne Akers Ford in Lake Worth, Florida, in addition to his responsibilities at Legacy Toyota in Tallahassee.
Mr. Akers earned a bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance from the Florida State University’s College of Business in 1973. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at Florida State, an organization which he has continued to support. He has remained engaged with the University. He serves on the Seminole Boosters Board of Directors, and is a member of the College of Business President’s Club and the Florida State University National Campaign committee. Mr. Akers is a life member of the FSU Alumni Association and a member of the FSU Alumni Association’s Circle of Gold.
Mr. Akers lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife Ruth. He is very involved in the Tallahassee community; he has served on the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, he is a member of Rotary, and a member of Kiwanis International.