27 Jul Member Spotlight: Jerri Evans
Jerri Evans is the Immediate Past State President of the Florida Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (BPW/FL), having served as its president from July 2018 through June 2021. Jerri currently serves at the state level as the 2023 Annual State Conference Chair and at her local (BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas) as Legislative Chair.
Jerri is a life-long resident of St. Petersburg and is passionate about her city, women’s rights and mental health. Jerri currently serves as the Vice Chair of the City of St. Petersburg Housing Authority, as well as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services (PEMHS). Jerri has an extensive background of working with non-profit organizations in leadership positions.
Jerri has worked in the legal field for more than 40 years, beginning as a legal secretary in 1981. She has worked in large firms, small firms, and for a judge. As a rule follower, Jerri loves the law and finds that it fits very well with her type A personality. Jerri currently has worked for Lisa A. Hoppe, P.A., handling guardianship, estate and trust matters (planning, administration and litigation) since 2013.
Jerri is a widow who was blessed to have had a 32 year relationship with her husband, Bob. She has 1 daughter, 1 stepson (who is older than she is, yes another story), 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandsons, 1 dog and a love of all things Halloween! Jerri has been a member of BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas since 2011 and has held numerous positions in her LO over the years. Some of Jerri’s best friends are members of BPW, and she considers herself fortunate to belong to such a diverse and ever-changing organization that at its core believes in equal rights for all, economic equity for women, work place safety, voting rights, the environment and women’s health! We are stronger together.