Laurie Pizzo


Laurie Pizzo has been a proud resident of Hernando County since she arrived with her parents from Illinois more than 32 years ago. Laurie’s parents provided lifelong lessons in hard work and selfless service. Her father served our country in the 3rd Armored Division in World War II and volunteered in community organizations. During the summer months, Laurie worked with her father at a paper manufacturing company from which he would retire after 50 years. To assist with the household income, he worked a second job as a Realtor. Her mother raised Laurie and her four siblings and volunteered at a local hospital. Laurie has been a licensed Realtor for over 15 years. This makes her uniquely qualified understanding the challenges Bay area families, military personnel and retirees face each and every day. Laurie’s career success has resulted in her appointment to leadership positions with the Florida Realtors, including the Insurance Subcommittee, Legislative Regulatory and Research Subcommittee and serving on its State and Local Taxation Subcommittee of Public Policy. Through these appointments  Laurie’s active interest and involvement in public policy extends well beyond her chosen profession. She has been a Commissioner and the immediate Past Chair for the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, Office of the Attorney General which is dedicated to empowering women in achieving their fullest potential. She has also served on the Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. Because of these positions she has been instrumental in alerting business and real estate communities of legislative issues and changes that impact them.  Other involvements have included service on the HCA Oak Hill Hospital Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity. She has also been a Board member of the American Cancer Society’s local chapter. Laurie wants to make sure her clients have the same opportunity as generations before to to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.