J.P. Whibbs graduated from Pensacola Junior College with his associate degree. He is a lifelong resident of Pensacola. In 1988, he graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. After college, Whibbs accepted a position with a prominent wealth management company in Raleigh, North Carolina. However, his father, the late Vince Whibbs Sr., asked him to come work in the family business – Vince Whibbs Pontiac-GMC – he founded in 1958. Over the next 30 years, Whibbs and his partners grew the business to include many additional franchises and eventually sold the company in 2018. He now owns and operates Whibbs Real Estate Group, a real estate network servicing Florida and Alabama. He has been a PSC Alumni Association Board of Directors member since 2020.