Thursday, April 18, 2013

Killeen Women of Distinction Spotlight - JoAnn Purser

JoAnn Purser
JoAnn Purser
JoAnn Purser was born in Hampton, Virginia and raised in San Antonio before moving to Killeen, Texas at the age of 11. She graduated from Killeen High School and went on to earn a Real Estate license. She is married to her husband, Gary, has two children and one grandson.

JoAnn began her working career as a roller skating car hop at Sonic. She has come a long way from that first job, working as a fitness consultant at Fitness World and even owning a ladies clothing store called Style Shop. JoAnn’s current professional work is on a completely different level. JoAnn owns a home building company, Purser Homes, and a rental property within the company called Bentina Rentals. She is now focused on creating an age restricted neighborhood in Killeen. This neighborhood is called The Villas at Lion’s Park and is meant to target residents ages 55 and older.

JoAnn’s business success is evident, but she takes it one step further and always gives back to her community. She was extremely active in her children’s school PTA as she served as PTA President for Reeces Creek Elementary and Nolan Middle School. On top of all of this, she has served as Junior Service League President, Vice President of Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, and Metroplex Hospital Foundation Board Member and Gala Chairman where she organized the first four years of The Gold Star Hospital Gala. She currently serves as the School Board Trustee for Killeen ISD and she and her husband take great pride in doing what they can for their community. This has included donating land for the Purser Family Park in Harker Heights where they have sponsored an annual Easter Egg Hunt for the First United Methodist Church for 20 years and sponsoring the Gary Purser Jr. Family Fitness Room at The Lions Club Senior Center. JoAnn has had incredible success both in her professional and philanthropic careers, bringing to the table her vision, experience and leadership.

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