Jo Ann Nesbitt

St. Jude Great Commission Community Development Corporation

Jo Ann Swain Nesbitt is President and CEO of St. Jude Great Commission Community Development Corporation where she manages and directs a comprehensive revitalization strategy for low-income neighborhoods in South St. Petersburg. She employs home ownership and entrepreneurship as springboards to economic stability and believes these two activities create generational family wealth while building healthy neighborhoods. Jo Ann is also a consultant dedicated to helping organizations, small businesses, church congregations, and individuals lead the positive change that benefits society through social entrepreneurship and other community impact endeavors. Prior to her current position, Jo Ann enjoyed careers in nonprofit human services management, real estate, mortgage lending, banking, and housing development for more than 35 years. In that time she has served many organizations, individuals, and families in areas of organizational, personal, and professional development. Her mission is to help others realize the inner-power they have to do good works!