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Mary Anne Windes 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 29 years to Capt. Kelly Windes. They have two grown children, ages 28 and 27.
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, two real estate companies, a marina, and a few retail ventures, plus she’s helped with a couple 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, 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 is an active Republican who votes based on research in every single election, has been a weekly usher at her church for over ten years, co-teaches the Crown Financial Ministry series, and handles the books for the Church of Destin, a non-profit corporation comprised of 17 Destin churches who come together each year to host the Destin Week of Blessings.
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 20 years. She holds various distinguished designations in real estate that signify excellence, education, and experience. She was acknowledged for her achievements twice by receiving the coveted Realtor of the Year award conveyed by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors in 1997 and 2010 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 and all types of furry pets, exercising, and Russell Stover’s chocolate.
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