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Steven Ferry

The Institute of Modern Butlers

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Steven Ferry


Steven Ferry was born and raised in Southern England, where he attended private schools and Art College. He worked both in the hospitality industry and in private service in England during the 1980s before training as a butler in England and then working as one in the United States. In the early 1990s, he established the International Guild of Traditional Butlers and wrote the basic manual on how to butle. By the mid-1990s, he had left private service to focus on his writing and consulting career.

As Chairman of the Board of the International Institute of Modern Butlers, he oversees the operations of its offices and trainers around the world and personally trains butlers and other service professionals around the world.

Prior to working in the hospitality profession, Steven was a professor of education and worked in the non-profit sector in various capacities. He has over 20 books published, as well as hundreds of articles & photographs for major US publishers and corporations.

Founding Members & Executive 

Those who helped found our Alliance 


Robin Stuart

Former Chairman

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Simeon Rossett


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Rick Fink


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Olaf Eman


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Josephine Ives

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Marc Van Bergen


Amer Vargas

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Julius Smith

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