Staff 2021-10-22T13:25:33-04:00


Deborah L. Rosenstein
Chief Executive Officer
Deborah L. Rosenstein, CEO for the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, has extensive experience in all aspects of the Real Estate industry, including research, product analysis, transactional analysis as well as operational sales and marketing management.  Initial experience was in the banking and mortgage banking industries.  In the late 1970s, Debbie helped create the first new home data base – Housing Data Reports – as well as its Consulting Arm – Housing Strategies – in the Washington, D.C. MSA.  Debbie went on to open her own New Homes Consulting Firm – Rosenstein Research Associates, Inc. – that had been operational for nearly twenty-five years prior to joining Metrostudy as Senior Consultant in its Mid-Atlantic region.

On the operational side of the new homes business, Debbie served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for The Christopher Companies, a local building firm building condominium, townhome and single family product in the Washington, D.C. MSA as well as in Delaware.

Actively involved in the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) for nearly forty years, Debbie served as its President in the 2007-2008 time frame, was named NVBIA Builder of the Year in 2011 and was named Associate of the Year in 1992.

Debbie received her Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from the University of Maryland and is MIRM (Master in Residential Marketing) certified through NAHB.

Briggitt Rutherford
Membership Services and Database Manager
Briggitt, is a database management professional who has worked at NVBIA for more than 20 years, all of which has been spent in database and member record management. In addition to NVBIA, Briggitt also has experience in the homebuilding industry working for Winchester Homes, Stanley Martin Homes and Pulte Homes.

Margie Christian
Accounting Manager
Margie has over thirty years of experience in accounting and financial management for non-profit and membership organizations. She has worked for The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation for the past 10 years with youth and outreach programs managing grants and private funding.  She has also worked for National Court Reporters Association and Music Educators Association managing accounting operations for membership and event management as well as accounting operations for Political Action Committee accounts. Margie has worked with outside audit firms, tax agencies, banking and financial institutions.

Christian Deschauer
Christian most recently served as policy director for a statewide gubernatorial campaign in Virginia. Prior to that, he spent almost 8 years leading public affairs and government relations for Transurban, a global toll road company and developer and operator of the 495 and 95 Express Lanes.  In this position, he dealt with many local government officials and dealt with numerous land use policy issues.

Buffy Harris
Director of Events
Buffy is a CMP (Certified Meetings Professional) with over twenty years of meeting and event planning and management experience. Recently Buffy worked at College Board managing several meetings, workshops and conferences. She is known for her attention to detail and providing excellent attendee experiences. She has worked at residential and commercial real estate offices in DC and Northern Virginia.

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.