Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner is a native Floridian and has spent most of her life in Fort Lauderdale. She has been married to Paul Tanner for 19 years, and is joint owner of Las Olas Capital Advisors, a financial wealth management business located on Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. She has a son Jerrod, 17 and two stepsons, Stephen, 29 and Garrett, 26.
After attending the University of Florida, Jodi entered the financial industry working at brokerage houses such as Merrill Lynch, Kidder Peabody and Smith Barney. During this time, she became politically active in the community through campaigning and fundraising for various local, state, and national political candidates. This experience helped her realize she could also make a difference in her community on a social level. She took action by dedicating herself to volunteer, fund-raise and bring awareness to many local not-for-profit organizations such as Hope South Florida for the homeless, The Bonnet House, The Covenant House, Childcare Connection, The American Cancer Society, and many arts programs within the community.
In 1994, Jodi went to work for Broward County Commissioner John E. Rodstrom, Jr. and served as his Administrative Assistant. Many opportunities arose from that position where Jodi could be even more involved and could make a positive impact in her community. During those 11 years, she served on the North Broward Hospital District Community Relations Council, the City of Fort Lauderdale American Assembly, the City of Wilton Manors Zoning Board, was named the winner of The South Florida Business Journal's Price Waterhouse up & Comers Award in the Government category, and served for two years on the Broward County Charter Review Commission.
Jodi's biggest passion, along with raising her son Jerrod and watching him play football at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, is to stay involved in her community. She stays active and volunteers at his school, St. Thomas Aquinas, where he has earned academic excellence. She is now also currently active with the Museum of Discovery & Science Leonardo da Vinci Society, Taylor's Closet - A non-profit for at-risk youth girls, The Broward Cultural Council and the Arts Ed Forever! Event that celebrates arts education in Broward County. Most recently, Jodi is the Founder and Curator of Las Olas Capital Arts, a not for profit entity that celebrates and supports local and emerging artists and advocates for the cultural arts in South Florida. Celebrating her 1st year has been nothing less than amazing. Las Olas Capital Arts has shown to be an incredible support system for the cultural arts in South Florida. Jodi hopes that the model she has created can help lead the way for many other businesses to support the flourishing arts that South Florida has to offer.