Jacksonville native Sherry Blue graduated Cum Laude in 2002 with a degree in business administration from Edward Waters College.
Before, during and after Blue attended EWC, she pursued a career in corporate America as a progressive manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida for more than 20 years. There, her crowning accomplishment was when she achieved certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt, where she employed her extensive skills to coach and mentor a diverse staff within the organization and detail and direct strategic planning.
However, due to Blue’s entrepreneur spirit, which she believes was instilled by the values of her parents, she needed something more.
In 2008, she opened her own business, Make It Happen Bail Bonds, where she continues to strive to make her company one of the most respected and known companies in Jacksonville through personable service, strong leadership and effective management.
According to Blue, the inherent duties of bail bondsmen fulfill the social interest ideology she embraces: help others achieve successes, no matter how big or small.
Due to her company’s success, Blue became the Jacksonville Surety Association and a member of organizations such as the Bail Agents Independent League of Florida, Professional Bail Agents of the United States, Who’s Who Executive and Professional Women, Jacksonville Minority Professionals and other professional organizations through the country.
She also plays a major role in the community by serving as Vice President for Operation Community Restore, Inc., an agency dedicated to eliminating homelessness, and was the past president for the Omicron Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She also sponsors community groups and teams such as the Jacksonville Jackets little league baseball team, the Clara White Mission and the Police Athletic League.
Blue graduated from William M. Raines High School in 1985 and was raised in north Jacksonville.
Her ultimate goal is to fight for the establishment of a new time-table for processing jailed citizens, who are awaiting their court date, but until then, she plans to continue to compassionately and effectively serve families in the Jacksonville community.