Ava Penn was born and raised on St. Thomas, and has been a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Stout Realty since 2011. She is also employed at the Virgin Islands Port Authority as the General Manager of the Crown Bay District, where she manages commercial properties including the daily operations of the Crown Bay Center at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal.
Prior to her employment at the Port Authority, Ava worked at the Legislature of the Virgin Islands for 20 years, in various financial, management and research positions, her last being that of Director of Business and Financial Management.
Ava received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, both from the University of the Virgin Islands.
Her community involvement spans many years. Ava currently serves as a board member of the St. Thomas Federal Credit Union, and served in the past on the board of the Virgin Islands Public Television System, a past president of the Joseph Sibilly Elementary School PTSA, and a volunteer with the the Virgin Islands Carnival Committee.
Ava loves her Virgin Islands home, and welcomes others to come and enjoy all that our island living and hospitality have to offer.