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.
Secretary – 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 Prince William, Fauquier counties and on the board of the Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association.
Communication- 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.
Chamber Relations/Venues– Johanna Goossens | Simplicity Events by Johanna
Johanna Goossens, owner of Simplicity Events by Johanna, plans your social, corporate and wedding events all over Northern Virginia. She is the winner of the Wedding Wire Couple's choise award both 2014 and 2015 and has been active in the hospitality and event planning industries for 20 years. She is an active member of the community, serving on the HGBA board for 3 years as well as a the President of the Gainesville Business Connection.
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 - Jeanne Whitman | Novant Health UVA Health System
Jeanne Whitman is the Social Responsibility Manager for Novant Health UVA Health System. Jeanne serves as the personal contact for the community and our health system. She has been working with Novant Health Healthcare system Northern Virginia market and serving the Prince William County community for the past eleven years (that includes Haymarket Medical Center, Prince William medical center and various outpatient clinics in Prince William county, Manassas, Fauquier county and Culpeper county). Her work experience includes working with and supporting many other not-for-profit organizations in the community that focus on the health and wellness of our community in Haymarket, Gainesville and surrounding communities in Northern Virginia.
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.
Spotlight Coordinator – 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.