BBWG Mourns Ann Hagen

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Ann Hagen, BBWG Sales and Marketing Director serving builders in Central Florida, died March 30 after battling a long illness. She was 55.

If you had the pleasure to know and work with Ann, you know she was devoted to her work and her family. She lived in Lake Mary, Fla.

Ann worked tirelessly for BBWG, and volunteered thousands of hours to local HBAs, the Florida Home Builders Association and local charities.

Ann possessed a unique ability to make each person in her life feel exceedingly special. She and her husband Tony traveled the globe, taking in countries and cultures from China to Egypt.

A dedicated mother, Ann felt great joy and pride in the lives and achievements of her children, Tiffany and Vincent. Her greatest of treasures were her two grandchildren Madelyn, age 3 and Tyler, age 1.

Ann will be best remembered for her radiant smile, illuminating spirit, compassionate heart, selfless generosity, and her unyielding ability to light up any room with her grace, sophistication, boundless energy and impeccable sense of style.

In her professional life within the home building industry, Ann was considered a true champion. Her sales career with Bonded Builders Warranty Group was much more than a job, it was a calling. Her love and allegiance to the industry she served garnered her an impressive array of local, state and national awards and achievements, including FHBA Associate of the Year, the highest honor offered by the organization and membership in the NAHB Hall of Honored Associates.

Ann always found creative ways to approach the challenges the industry and associations faced, making her a well-respected local, state and national leader and an inspiration to all who worked with her.

When she wasn’t volunteering, working, traveling or entertaining family and friends, Ann also found pleasure in gardening and tending to her beautiful collection of orchids. She was a fabulous dancer and had a great affinity for fine food, wine, music and theatre.

Ann was born Aug. 25, 1957, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She studied business administration at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee and spent much of her adult life in Florida.

Ann died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband Anthony C. Martin, daughter Tiffany Rose Sherrill of Longwood, son in law Anthony Nelson Sherrill, son Vincent David Hagen of Fort Lauderdale, granddaughter Madelyn Rose Sherrill, grandson Tyler Nelson Sherrill, mother Patricia Duke of Milwaukee, father Edward Mahynski of Milwaukee, step daughter Andrea Lauren Martin of New Orleans, niece Elizabeth Ann Wuesthoff of Santa Barbara, Calif., and numerous fabulous friends from around the world.

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