In 1992, Jo began working with Mid-South Lumber while attending Western Kentucky University. Starting as an Accounts Receivable Clerk, Jo worked her way up through the ranks of the accounting department after graduating in 1994. While moving from Accounts Payable to Credit Management and Controller, in addition to the accounting responsibilities for the lumber company, Jo was charged with implementation and training for all areas of the computer system. In 2001, Jo became the Chief Financial Officer for JVC Enterprise Inc, the management company for Mid-South Lumber. Jo now oversees the financial and IT operations not only for Mid-South Lumber but also for its affiliated companies.