The HGBA Board of Directors is elected annually each year. Nominations are received from members of the HGBA in April.
All board members must be active business owners or professionals serving the Haymarket or Gainesville communities.
Ours is a working board and each member plays a key role in the success of the HGBA.
Board members usually serve for two years, but can stay on the board for more and up to 3 terms.
The HGBA membership will cast votes for each of the positions at HGBA Monthly Meeting in May. New board members start their term in June.
HGBA Board of Directors for 2016-2017
President – Terri Aufmuth | Cornerstone Landscaping
Terri Aufmuth, Owner of Cornerstone Landscaping, a local landscape design, build, and maintain firm serving Northern Virginia since 1997. Terri is also a board member of Comfort Cases, and has resided in Prince William County since 1979.
Past President – Steve Oviatt | Battlefield Telecom Consulting, LLC
Steve Oviatt is President of Battlefield Telecom Consulting, building on his experience in the data networking and telecom industries. He also works with several local and international wineries.
Vice President – Pat Ennis | American Solutions for Business
Pat Ennis, Owner at American Solutions for Business, providing marketing services, printing and promotional products to local businesses since 2003. American Solutions (asb-va.com) was selected Micro Business of the Year in 2015 by the Prince William Chamber.
Treasurer – Stephen Lofaso | Lofaso, PLLC
Mr. Lofaso has practiced law in Virginia since 2008. He acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English Literature from Baylor University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Drake University College of Business and Public Administration. He completed his legal training through the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners’ Law Reader Program and received his license to practice after passing the Virginia Bar Exam.
Budgeting/Vice-Treasurer - Jason Knight | Encompass Insurance
Jason Knight is a Sales Consultant for Encompass Insurance in MD & VA. He has been in the insurance business for 19 years working in the Mid-Atlantic. Jason is also VP of the Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, a local non-profit in honor of his daughter, that fills in the gaps, grant wishes, and meets the non-medical needs of children that are seriously ill, have special needs, or are in the midst of a medical crisis.
Secretary/Venues – Deborah Jewell | GFWC Dominion Woman's Club
Deb Jewell, Unified Communications Systems Solutions provider by day. GFWC Dominion Woman's Club Founding Charter and former DWC Board member by night. Awarded GFWC Northern District VIP and Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Year in 2015.
Webmaster/Communication – Bob Moe | Moe Technologies, Inc.
Bob started MoeTec in 2001 and has grown his business to over 150 managed website, providing web development, search engine optimization (SEO), website hosting and maintenance. Active in local chambers with Fauquier counties and on the board of the Warrenton Regional Chamber, Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and Fauquier County Pickleball Association.
Marketing/Social Media/PR - Doug Burum | Danaher Skewes & Associates
Throughout my career as a sales professional, I have always been passionate about building relationships and adopting new concepts to better myself, my company and my client’s experience. My philosophy is that every client is unique and every plan needs to be customized. There is no ‘one size fits all,’ solution in the insurance industry. This is why I consider myself an advisor. I want to build a relationship with my clients so that I can walk along beside them as their needs change.
Membership Director – Deborah Trnka | Edward Jones
Deborah Trnka, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Her office is in Haymarket, Virginia. As a military wife she moved all over the world. Deborah is very active in her community. She is committed to providing the best service possible to her clientele.
Membership - Joe Turpin | New Media Horizons, LLC
Speakers – Asha Sedalia Bruot | ASHA Public Relations, LLC
For 20 years, Asha Sedalia Bruot has worked with business owners in the Washington, D.C., area to define and consistently maintain their voice, image, and presence. The success of Asha’s work has elevated businesses from the hospitality industry and the non-profit sector to law firms and powerful corporate players such as AT&T. She has worked with national, regional and local media to secure consistent news coverage for her clients. Asha also instructed students in the Master of Science in Management program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., teaching Managing External Communications and Advanced Business Communications.
Venues – Patti Engle
Have been active in HGBA, as a board member for the same length of time. I lived in the area for over 30 years. My avocation is the breeding and showing of German Shorthaired Pointers.
Venues – Karen David | Live Life Well, LLC
Karen graduated from the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing in 1988 with a B.S. in nursing. Beginning her nursing career as a Medical nurse, she moved on to a work and education specialty in Oncology Nursing. Karen continues to hold a current nursing license for the state for Virginia. She has furthered her education with courses in natural health and wellness and is a certified Master Health and Wellness Coach from Spencer Institute and a Meditation Specialist I-BC in Focused Awareness Meditation from the National Meditation Specialist Certification Board.