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.
Membership Services Manager
Mia Katzenberger, NVBIA’s Membership Services Manager, has extensive knowledge in the Mortgage banking industry. She previously worked in an IT support role at Fannie Mae and McLean Mortgage. Mia is looking forward to using her customer service experience and database knowledge to help NVBIA and their members.
Director of Accounting
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.
Director of Events and Communications
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, 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.
Events and Communications Assistant
Rachelle Bresnahan, NVBIA’s Events and Communications Assistant provides general support in event management, promotion, marketing, and social media. Rachelle has extensive knowledge in videography, storyboarding, and creative writing. Rachelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus in digital media from Longwood University. During her time at Longwood, she was also appointed to Lampa Pi Eta, the official honor society of the National Communication Association. Rachelle managed The Real Estate Angel Team’s social media presence. She worked with photographers, videographers, and designers to produce world-class marketing products and visuals. She also helped produce direct marketing pieces, brochures, and displays. Her team specialized in new home construction. Rachelle interned at Tree of Life in Purcellville where she assisted staff with special events, promotion, social media, and marketing.