Jodi Jeffreys-Tanner is a native Floridian and has spent most of her life in Fort Lauderdale. She is married to Paul Tanner, Sr. Vice President - Investments at UBS, has a son, Jerrod, 12 and two stepsons, Stephen, 24 and Garrett, 21.
After attending the University of Florida, Jodi entered the financial industry working at brokerage houses such as Merrill Lynch 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 The Bonnet House, The Covenant House, Childcare Connection, The American Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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 from 2006 -2008 on the Broward County Charter Review Commission.
Jodi’s biggest passion is raising her son Jerrod and watching him play baseball and football. She stays active and serves on the Parent’s Association Board at his school, St. Mark’s Episcopal, where he has earned academic excellence and is involved in their outstanding music program. 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, Holiday Park Athletic League, and Rio Vista Community Church.