Jane Hobbs McDermott is co-owner of deVine Water and McDermott Insurance Company.
She grew up in Lamont, Oklahoma, and graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in library science and physical education and master’s degree in secondary curriculum and instruction. While at Northwestern, McDermott played for the Lady Rangers basketball team and ran track.
McDermott began her career as owner and general manager of Colonial House Inc. In 1984, she began working for Community National Bank in Alva as a new accounts director, a general ledger accountant and IRA consultant. She returned to her alma mater in 1987 to work as the executive director of the Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Association.
Active in a number of civic and community organizations, McDermott serves as president of Wheatland Republican Women and Delta Zeta Sorority Alumni, and is past president of the Higher Education Alumni Council of Oklahoma, Alva Youth Council and Northwest Family Services. She was recognized as Alva’s Citizen of the Year in 1984 by the Alva Chamber of Commerce, and in 2007, the NWOSU Chapter of the American Association for University Women honored her with the Economic Development Award.
McDermott and her husband of 35 years, Max, currently live in Alva and have a son, Dustin McDermott, a daughter, Alyson Penco, and six grandchildren.