Melissa Ems is a second generation insurance agent who graduated from University of South Florida with a degree in Interpersonal & Organizational Communication. She has 10 years of claims experience and over 15 years of agency experience 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 and an Affiliate Partner with the Homes for Heroes. Melissa enjoys sports, travel and volunteering her time at Babycycle Diaper Bank, a local charity, as well as a volunteer instructor with the InVEST program.