Staff 2022-11-02T16:09:03-04:00

Staff

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 Senior 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.

Jana McDonald
Events and Communications Manager
Jana (pronounced “Yana”) has broad experience in fast-paced business and social event management and communications. At NVBIA she manages Regional, Chapter, Committee and Council events. Jana is also responsible for creating and implementing NVBIA communication by email and social media platforms. Her most notable strengths are her attention to detail and her creativity which provide excellent attendee experiences. As well as creating and drafting several fun and informative marketing collaterals including but not limited to newsletters, social media and blog posts. Jana also holds a Bachelor of Science in Events Management from the George Mason University.

Chuck Ellison
Membership Manager
Chuck Ellison, NVBIA’s Membership Manager, brings unique experiences and qualifications to the position. As a long-term Builder member, Past President, and Life Spike of the Maryland BIA, he knows the importance of a strong membership base to both Builder and Associate members. Being active in NAHB in a variety of positions, Chuck also knows how the three levels of the homebuilder associations work together to protect our industry. Chuck is looking forward to using his experience and knowledge to help NVBIA add and retain members.

Michelle Cross
Events and Communications Assistant
Michelle Cross, NVBIA’s Events and Communications Assistant, brings experience in providing general support in event management, promotion, marketing and social media. She holds broad knowledge in the hospitality industry, music and concert venue and social events. Michelle also owns a photography business focusing on life celebrations, social gatherings and portraits. As someone who has worked in the hospitality industry, she’s experienced in a fast-paced work environment while also providing excellent client experiences. Michelle is eager to provide the same customer service to NVBIA members!

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.