Jennie Derby hails from Richmond, VA and attended WCU. She was a financial advisor (CFP®) in Charlotte, N.C. for 30 years, selling her firm, Lifeworth Financial, in 2019. Jennie resides in Boone with her husband, Leigh. Jennie was a founding member of the Women’s Impact Fund of Charlotte and on the Board of Conservation Trust for NC in Raleigh, NC , including two terms as Board President. Locally, Jennie serves on capital campaign and finance committees of Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church and the development committee for Blue Ridge Conservancy. She volunteers for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation workdays. Jennie and Leigh’s daughter, Tiffany Crenshaw, and her family live in Greensboro, N.C. Their son, Quinn Derby, and his family live in Charlotte. For fun, Jennie enjoys tennis, hiking, gardening, entertaining friends and family, traveling, reading, and playing word and board games.