Melissa Ems is a second generation insurance agent who graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. She has 25 years of experience in agency, claims and training with State Farm, Florida Farm Bureau and Citizens Property Insurance. Melissa completed the nationally ranked InVEST insurance program at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. As a St. Petersburg native, Melissa is very involved with the community. She currently sits on the Pinellas Realtor Affiliate Business Partners as the Director of Charity Events focusing on raising money for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. She is also an active member of Keep St. Petersburg Local. When Melissa isn’t reading through policy language and statutes for fun to maintain her “A” game, she is passionate about playing & watching sports, traveling and volunteering her time at various local food drives, Babycycle Diaper Bank, volunteering at the German American Society and volunteering as an instructor with the InVEST program.