Tom Equels

Thomas Kenwood Equels, MS, JD, was knighted by Pope Benedict in 2012. As a lawyer, Equels received numerous federal and state awards for his high-impact pro bono work in civil rights, poverty law, and social justice cases. For three decades he represented foreign states on an international basis, as well as the State of Florida. He also served private companies in the banking, insurance, aviation, pharmaceutical, and construction industries. Since 2016, Equels has served as CEO of Aim Immunotech Inc, an immunology research company focused on the development of therapeutics to treat cancers, immune disorders, and viral diseases. He breeds and trains Thoroughbred racehorses and champion Paso Finos on his farm in Ocala, Florida. A combat-wounded Vietnam veteran, Equels was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for heroism while participating in aerial combat, as well as the Purple Heart. He is a black belt in karate and was named one of the Florida Black Belt Association’s Four Season Tour champions, as well as a National Sport Karate Association (NASKA) National Champion.