Jennifer Smith was previously the PIO & Executive Assistant to the President/CEO of the Punta Gorda Airport. She was aslso the Marketing Manager for Aviation Partners Group, APG Avionics, and APG Aviation. APG participates in several annual aviation industry shows such as Helicopter Association International’s Heli Expo, NBAA Business Aviation Conference & Expo, Indo Aerospace, and the National Warbird Operators Conference. In addition to exhibiting at these events, Jennifer has also organized various local aviation events such as Lunch & Learn seminars, networking socials, and product launch parties.

Jennifer has attended several marketing classes at Columbia University. She has an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Southwest Florida University and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Service Administration from Southern Technical College. She is also an Army veteran.

Jennifer has been a Florida resident for over 20 years – 17 of which were in Charlotte County. Her son, Michael, attended Sallie Jones Elementary, Punta Gorda Middle and graduated from Charlotte High. Her grandson, Harrison, is now enrolled at Deep Creek Elementary. Her mother, Annette, is also a long-standing Punta Gorda resident. Jennifer lives with her husband, Duane, and their four dogs: Smoke, Chopper, Fat Boy, and Meitje. In her spare time, she enjoys reading crime/mystery novels, making beaded jewelry, playing billiards, and being on/near large bodies of water.