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Mary Anne Windes
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Real Estate Professionals of Destin, Inc.
Mary Anne Windes, age 62, is a lifelong FWB/Destin resident. She grew up in Fort Walton Beach riding, training, and showing horses while she attended school. She earned an AA degree is Business Administration at Okaloosa-Walton Junior College and obtained her BA in Accounting from the University of West Florida with the help of a tennis scholarship. She has been married for 37 years to Capt. Kelly Windes. They have two grown children, ages 37 and 36, and four grandchildren. Mary Anne's early career in accounting started in auditing and setting up new businesses. She has put those strengths to work for her family setting up and managing 16 separate businesses including 10 various types of commercial boats, three real estate companies, a marina, and a few retail ventures, plus she's helped with several political campaigns. An active community leader, she was a two-time Chairman of the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority appointed for two terms by Governor Jeb Bush, President of the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors, Chairman of the Destin Area Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing to receive the first F35 jets at Eglin AFB, Chairman of the Destin Fishing Rodeo, Chairman of the Miss Destin Pageant for 4 years, and Chairman, leader, or member of various other community boards, committees, and special projects. She has been a weekly usher at her church for over twenty years and co-teaches the Crown Financial Ministry series. Her primary vocation is real estate where she handles both commercial and residential transactions for friends and referrals. She is the broker and owner of Real Estate Professionals of Destin, an independent boutique real estate company located on the Destin Harbor for 28 years and Real Estate Professionals of NW FLA, Inc. She holds various distinguished designations in real estate that signify excellence, education, and experience. She was acknowledged for her achievements four times by receiving the coveted Realtor of the Year award conveyed by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors for Destin in 1997, overall in 2010, for Destin in 2010, and for Commercial in 2022 as well as the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Women's Council of Realtors. She loves spending time with family and friends, a challenge, any type of furry pets, exercising, and Russell Stover's chocolate.
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