Melissa Snively graduated from the University of Florida and was a member of Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary. She has worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years and has owned a State Farm Insurance Agency in eastern Hillsborough County since 2001. She employs a high-performing team of insurance and financial services professionals.
Professionally, Melissa is very active in the business community. She has served as the Chairman of the Board for the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Leadership Brandon. She was the recipient of the Women-Owned Small Business of the Year Award and was awarded the 2015 Greater Brandon Community Leadership Award. Melissa is Past President of the Tampa Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA-Tampa) and was awarded with the Distinguished Service Award. She currently serves on the NAIFA-Florida board of directors as the Political Committee Chair.
Melissa is a graduate of the Tampa Bay Public Leadership Institute and was elected to the Hillsborough County School Board in November 2014. She is one of seven (7) board members responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing a total budget of $3 billion for the 8th largest school district in the U.S. and the county’s largest employer. She serves on the Hillsborough County Council of Governments, the Central Florida School Board Coalition and is a member of the Florida School Board Association.
Melissa enjoys being involved in her community and has served many local organizations. She has been a member of the Junior League for 20 years and has served on the boards for The Brandon Community Roundtable, the Brandon Outreach Medical Clinic and currently serves on the board for Brandon Regional Hospital. She is a member of four (4) local PTAs and volunteers weekly as Cub Scout Leader. Melissa is also a graduate and instructor of BSA Wood Badge Scout leadership training and serves on the Tampa Bay BSA Board of Directors. Melissa is a Charter Life Member the UF Alumni Association and Past President of the Tampa Gator Club. She was recently honored by the West Central Florida Girls Scouts as a 2016 “Woman of Distinction” for her community service. She also serves of the board for the historic Tampa Theatre.