S.O. Starke Irvine is the founder and owner of Irvine Co., a commercial real estate service located in Baldwin County. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in business finance. Irvine has been the recipient of the David Roberts Sr. Award given by the Alabama Association of Realtors and has twice been named Realtor of the Year by the Baldwin County Association of Realtors. He has served as chair of the Daphne Redevelopment Authority, as president and member of the Rotary Club and as a member of the Thomas Hospital Advisory Board.