Leadership 2024-03-04T11:05:48-05:00

Meet The Leadership

President: Stefanie Smith, Elm Street Development

Stefanie Smith is Partner and Vice President at Elm Street Development in McLean, VA and has been with the company for 18 years. Stefanie acquires and develops properties for residential land development in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Frederick Counties in Virginia and West Virginia. Stefanie’s expertise extends to all aspects of the development process, including planning, entitlements, engineering, financing, site development, and sales and marketing.

Founded in 1977, Elm Street Development is one of the largest privately owned real estate development companies in the region. Elm specializes in the creation of master planned communities, mixed-use developments, and traditional neighborhoods. Elm has created over 350 communities with over 60,000 residential homes and a portfolio of mixed-use developments representing some of the area’s finest neighborhoods and communities throughout the Washington-Baltimore-Philadelphia region.

First Vice President: Saif Rahman, JR Real Estate Group, LLC

Treasurer: Charlie Schulz, Wells Fargo
Secretary: Jessica FrancisDrees Homes
General Counsel: Tim Hughes, Bean, Kinney and Korman, PC
Vice President Associates: Heather Patrum, Tailored Closet and Premier Garage
Vice President Member Services:
Howard Katz, Pulte Group
Vice President Government Affairs: Andrew Painter, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh PC
Immediate Past President: Gary Scola, Forestar – Northern Virginia Division
Chief Executive Officer: Debbie Rosenstein, NVBIA

Council Chairs

Custom Builders Council Chair: Chad Hackmann, Alair Homes Arlington

Committee Chairs

Future Leaders of the Industry Chair: Reid Allen, PulteGroup
Educational Services Chair: Jana Gilbert, GROUPE
Women in the Building Industry President: Megan Lundmark, Stanley Martin Homes

Chapter Officers

Fairfax-Alexandria-Arlington Chapter President: John Regan, The Christopher Companies
Fairfax-Alexandria-Arlington Chapter Vice President: Eric Dickman
, Timber Ridge

Fauquier Chapter President: Matt Weider, Weider Contracting
Fauquier Chapter Vice President: Tom Marable, Van Metre Homes

Loudoun Chapter President: Brandon Ferrell, IMEG
Loudoun Chapter Vice President: Matt Leslie, Bowman Consulting Group

Prince William Chapter President: Brian Prater, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
Prince William Chapter Vice President: Seth Opoku-Yeboah, Wellington Development

Additional Members to the NVBIA Board of Directors

Directors at Large
Steve Aylor, Miller and Smith
Tony FreeD. R. Horton
Melissa Farrar, Washington Gas
Gregg Hughes, Brookfield Residential
Lauren Kinard, First Excel Title, LLC
Sal Migliore, NVR, Inc., dba NVHomes/Ryan Homes
Shane Murphy, Miles & Stockbridge
Martin Rizer
, K. Hovnanian Homes
Mya Tran-Harter, Intercoastal Mortgage, LLC
CJ Fisher, DRB Group
Will Lee, Land Groupe

HomeAid: Kristyn Burr, HomeAid National Capital Region

Presidential Appointees: 
Angela Rassas, Toll Brothers
Gray Coyner, Thompson Greenspon

NVBIA is a 3-in-1 Membership

Our members are also represented by the HBAV: Home Builders Association of Virginia and the NAHB: National Association of Home Builders, which concentrates on Capitol Hill and federal agencies.