National Sales Director Jo Anne Barnes Jo Anne began her career with Mary Kay in December of 1990 while working full time in the legal field. She earned her first free car just 4 months after joining the Company and became a Sales Director one month later debuting with 52 unit members when only 30 were required (only 5 months in the company). Just 3 months later, she earned her 1st Pink Cadillac setting a company record for earning the Cadillac faster than anyone in the history of the company. She was voted the Most Outstanding New Director in her National Area her first year as a Director.

     Jo Anne has appeared in the Company’s Circle of Achievement 4 times in her career and has been a 5-time member of the Circle of Excellence at the $650,000 Circle of Excellence and the $750,000 Circle of Excellence. She has represented her unit twice in the prestigious Million Dollar Circle of Excellence earning them the Number 11 position in the nation and the Number 1 position in the State of Texas two years in a row. She was a runner up the National Queen of Sales in the Emerald Division two years in a row.

     During her 22 year career she has earned 13 Pink Cadillacs and she is currently driving a brand new 2011 Pink Cadillac Escalade. She has won over 35 carats of diamonds, a full length mink coat, two $5000 shopping sprees as well as all expense paid Top Director trips to: The Greek Islands, Madrid, Spain, Paris, France, Milan, Italy, Maui, Hawaii and Scotland As a National Sales Director she earned an all expense paid trip to Marbella, Spain, a 10 day cruise on the Italian Riveria that began in Rome and ending in Barcelona, Spain She earned a trip to Switzerland, a cruise to Bermuda as well as a trip to Russia, Australia, Ireland, Hawaii and most recently to Greece. On April 1, 2002 she was appointed to the prestigious position among the elite of Mary Kay as a National Sales Director and was also recognized that year, her 10th year with the Company, as a Mary Kay Millionaire having earned well over a million dollars in her Mary Kay Career.

     In July of 2006 she was proud to represent her National Area as a member of the Diamond Circle of Excellence. She received recognition in that same month as a Mary Kay Multi-Millionaire having earned her second Million Dollars in commissions. In July 2012 she was recognized in Mary Kay’s Millionaire Club having earned her third Million Dollars. Her highest combined commission check for one calendar month has been in excess of $42,000

     Please help me welcome a Mary Kay Multi-Millionaire and the 12th African-American woman to attain the highest position in Mary Kay as a National Sales Director. From Houston, Texas NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR JO ANNE BARNES.


HOME: Houston, Texas
SEMINAR: Sapphire
FORMER OCCUPATION: Legal secretary
THEME SONG: "This Girl's On Fire”
Began, December 1990; Independent Sales Director, June 1991;
Independent National Sales Director, April 2002; Million-Dollar
Sales Director two times; Millionaires Club (has earned more than
$1 million in commissions during her Mary Kay career)
Motivated by: People who think big
My best asset: My mind
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii

This is just the back of JoAnne's home in Florida. 
She loves sitting by the pool and looking straight into the Gulf of Mexico!

Jo Anne's fabulous $80,000 Cadillac XLR convertible
was on display at the entrance! What a beautiful sight!