Jo Anne Sturdevant has been in the insurance industry since 1973. She was manager of an independent insurance agency in Maryland for 14 years and then moved to Florida and worked as Commercial Lines Manager for Sun State Insurance Agency in Maitland, Florida. In 1989 she moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida and joined the Jennings Insurance Agency as a producer. She was very involved with the local and state Builders Association and when she was asked to put an insurance program together for Homebuilders in the state of Florida, she accepted the position and moved to Tallahassee. The program was quite successful and Jo Anne took the program to $40 million in five years. In 2002 she left FHBIA and started her own insurance agency back in the Daytona Beach area. She specializes in risk management for Contractors and Tree Care industries. She recently merged her agency with the Demont Insurance Agency in Tallahassee. She has two sons, Brandon and Andrew, and a daughter Katrina. She also has seven handsome and beautiful grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys remodeling old homes with her retired general contractor husband, Jack Beach.