Board of Directors

2017 Officers
President: Douglas C. Smith
Vice President: Scott M. Gandy
Treasurer: Patrick L. Reynolds
Secretary: Roland L. "Les" Ore Jr.
Chief Executive Officer: Channing A. Pfeiffer

Board of Directors

Elected Builder Directors

Steven W. Bishard
Christopher J. Ettel
Andrea M. Kilmer
Basil O. Kotarides
Jeffrey A. Kroll
Lana L. O'Meara
Stephen B. Quick IV
J. Rick Savino Jr.

Elected Associate Directors

Laura M. Arcand
Jeffrey L. Bruzzesi
Sandra C. Canada
Kim S. Curtis
Emily A. Farley
James R. Ferber
William "Toby" Harris
Donald F. Knight II
Jack H. Lane
Lisa S. Parker
J. Van Rose Jr.
R. Steve Tinkham

TBA Housing Hall of Fame
Jeffrey W. Ainslie
Richard L. "Tuck" Bowie
Ramon W. Breeden Jr.
S. L. "Sam" Cohen
William J. Fanney
Paul J. Farrell
Scott M. Gandy
Lawrence J. Goldrich
Richard D. Guy
William H. Halprin
Larry R. Hill
Doyle E. Hull
John W. "Chip" Iuliano III
Pete A. Kotarides
Robert A. Lawson Jr.
Frederick J. Napolitano Sr.
Frederick J. Napolitano II
John C. Napolitano
Vincent A. Napolitano
Michael D. Newsome
John E. Olivieri
Richard E. Olivieri
John H. Peterson Jr.
Michael P. Rashkind
Edward R. Sadler
Albert E. "Albie" Viola
Howard M. Weisberg
Jeffrey J. Wermers
Lyle G. Wermers
Wendell A. White
Robert A. Widener
Donald L. Williams

General Counsel
C. Grigsby Scifres

Associate General Counsel
Kirk B. Levy

TBA Scholarship Foundation chair
Frederick J. Napolitano II

Building & Remodeling Industry Council chair
Claudia Monahan

Homearama Committee chair

Roland L. "Les" Ore Jr.

Homearama Touring Edition Committee chair
J. Van Rose Jr.

Membership Committee chair
Kim S. Curtis 

TBA NextGen Committee chair
Christopher Ryan Rose

Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council chair
Adam M. Saich

Immediate Past Presidents of Tidewater Builders Association
Erin S. Widener
I. Reese Smith Jr.
Eric J. Sasser
Steven E. Lawson
S.L. "Sam" Cohen

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority. Since 1942, NAHB has been serving its members, the housing industry, and the public at large.

NAHB Directors
William R. "Bill" DeSteph
Donald P. Hauck
Christopher Ryan Rose

NAHB Alternate Directors
John R. Barnes
Joseph N. Pushak
K. Scott Strickland

NAHB Life Directors

Lawrence J. Goldrich
Robert A. Lawson Jr.
Frederick J. Napolitano Sr.
Frederick J. Napolitano II
Vincent A. Napolitano
Michael D. Newsome
Michael P. Rashkind
Howard M. Weisberg
Wendell A. White
Robert A. Widener

NAHB Past Presidents
Stanley Waranch* (1972)
Frederick J. Napolitano Sr. (1982)

The Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV) is a 6,400-member statewide organization of home builders and firms that provide products and services to the home building industry. HBAV dedicates approximately 60% of its annual resources to representing the home building industry before state lawmakers and state regulators.

HBAV Directors
Douglas C. Smith, TBA President
John Ainslie, Region VIII Vice President
Michael Newsome, NAHB National Area Chairman
DeAndre B. Coke
Matthew Froehler
Scott M. Gandy
Donald F. Knight II
Robin S. Newhouse
Patrick L. Norton
John E. Olivieri
Roland L. "Les" Ore Jr.
Brenda K. Reid
Patrick L. Reynolds
Carl E. Shubert Jr.
Aaron L. VanDyke

HBAV Past Presidents
Stanley Waranch* (1962-63)
Frederick J. Napolitano Sr. (1967-68)
Lee A. Gifford* (1973-74)
Ted S. Schlossman* (1980)
David A. Howard* (1985)
Douglas W. Talbot (1992)
Vincent A. Napolitano (1995)
Jeffrey W. Ainslie (2005)
Michael D. Newsome (2010-11)
John C. Napolitano (2015)
*deceased

HBAV Hall of Fame
Richard E. Olivieri
Frederick J. Napolitano Sr.
Vincent A. Napolitano

Committees

TIDEWATER BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
2017 CHAIRS/VICE CHAIRS 

THE CORNERSTONE FOUNDATION
Chair: Fred Napolitano Sr.
Recruiting Vice Chair: Jim Ferber
Staffed by: Sandy Canada

BTA ANNUAL GOLF COMMITTEE
Chair: Chaytor Midgett
Staffed by: Etrasto Beard

BUILDING & REMODELING INDUSTRY COUNCIL
Chair: Claudia Monahan

BUILDING TRADES ACADEMY COMMITTEE
Chair: Karen Reid 
Staffed by: Erasto Beard

BYLAWS COMMITTEE
Chair: Grig Scifres
Staffed by: Channing Pfeiffer

CHESAPEAKE MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair: Erin Widener
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

HOMEARAMA COMMITTEE
Chair: Les Ore
Staffed by: Teresa Howell

HOMEARAMA TOURING EDITION COMMITTEE
Chair: Van Rose
Staffed by: Teresa Howell

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Paul Farrell
Vice Chair: Fred Napolitano II
Staffed by: Michele Richards

MEET THE BUILDERS EVENT COMMITTEE
Chair: John Olivieri
Staffed by: Betty Axson

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Chair: Kim Curtis
Staffed by: Betty Axson

MID-ATLANTIC HOME & OUTDOOR LIVING SHOW
COMMITTEE
Chair: Jeff Bruzzesi
Staffed by: Teresa Howell

NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Chair: Erin Widener
Vice Chair: Doug Smith
Staffed by: Channing Pfeiffer

NORFOLK MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair: Bob Widener
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Chair: Vince Napolitano
Vice Chair: Doug Smith
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

PORTSMOUTH MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair: Eric Sasser
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Chair: Fred Napolitano II
Staffed by: Laura Williamson

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair: Kirk Levy
Staffed by: Laura Williamson

YOUNG DESIGNERS’ SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION SUBCOMMITTEE
Chair: Chris Ettel
Vice Chair: Scott Crumley
Staffed by: Laura Williamson

SHUCKED IN THE PARK COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Tuck Bowie and Vince Napolitano
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

STATE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair: John Ainslie
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

SUFFOLK, FRANKLIN, SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Chair: Tuck Bowie
Vice Chair: John Napolitano
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

TBA ANNUAL PICNIC/TMHC OLYMPICS COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Matt Froehler and Jocelyn Fetzer
Staffed by: Joyce Hearn

TBA NEXTGEN COMMITTEE
Chair: Ryan Rose
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

TBA TITLE INSURANCE COMMITTEE
Chair: Jeff Ainslie
Staffed by: Channing Pfeiffer

TIDEWATER MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL

Chair: Adam Saich
Vice Chair: Betsy Vakos
Staffed by: Joyce Hearn

VIRGINIA BEACH MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Chair: John Ainslie
Vice Chair: Steve Bishard
Staffed by: Ashley Henley

Professional Staff

Mailing Address:
Tidewater Builders Association
2117 Smith Avenue
Chesapeake, VA 23320-2515
Main Office Phone Number: 757-420-2434
Main Office Fax Number: 757-424-5954
Website: www.tbaonline.org

STAFF DIRECTORY

EXECUTIVE OFFICES
Phone: 420-2434
Fax: 424-5954
Channing A. Pfeiffer, chief executive officer ..... 757-305-9050 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dee Fain, executive assistant/office manager ..... 757-305-9017 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Contact for:
TBA board of directors meetings; HBAV board meetings; HBAV annual convention; NAHB spring and fall board meetings; NAHB International Builders Show (IBS); bylaws; Nominating Committee

TMHC/ASSOCIATION SERVICES DIVISION
Phone: 757-420-2434
Fax: 757-424-5954
Joyce Hearn, senior staff vice president ..... 757-305-9047  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council; TBA annual picnic/TMHC olympics

HOMEARAMA, HOME SHOWS & SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION
Phone: 757-420-2434
Fax: 757-420-5539
Teresa Howell, staff vice president ..... 757-305-9062 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cierra Griffith, production coordinator/sales assistant ..... 757-305-9065 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for:
Homearama; Mid-Atlantic Home and Outdoor Living Show; sponsorships

BUILDER SERVICES DIVISION
Phone: 757-420-2434
Fax: 757-424-5954
Ashley Henley, staff vice president ..... 757-305-9061 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Political action; local, state and federal legislative and regulatory issues;  building code issues; member breakfast forums; Shucked in the Park; special interest event presentations

BUILDING TRADES ACADEMY
Phone: 757-420-2566
Fax: 757-965-6586
Erasto Beard, staff vice president ..... 757-305-9060  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Angela Abbitt, program administrator ..... 757-305-9032  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bob Garling, instructor ..... 757-305-9037  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Martin Scarborough, recruitment & placement coordinator ..... 757-305-9034  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elizabeth Sizemore, recruitment & placement coordinator ..... 757-305-9033  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Pre-apprenticeship; BTA Charity Golf Ball/Tournament

FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION
Phone: 757-420-2434
Fax: 757-424-5954
Michele Richards, staff vice president ..... 757-305-9003 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathy Ward, accounts receivable administrator ..... 757-305-9007 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: All TBA accounting inquiries

MEMBERSHIP
Betty Axson, director, member services ..... 757-305-9042 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Member services; recruitment and retention; annual membership meeting; Happy Hour events; Spike Club

SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Laura Williamson, director, TBA scholarship foundation ..... 757-305-9018 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Scholarship Foundation, Young Designers' Scholarship Competition

CORNERSTONE FOUNDATION
Phone: 757-344-8518
Sandy Canada, director, cornerstone foundation ..... 757-344-8518  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Cornerstone Foundation

TBA TITLE
Jennifer Russell, title underwriter ..... 757-671-7099  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: title insurance

 

TBA appreciates the support of its Cornerstone Members

2017 Cornerstone Foundation Members
 

The Cornerstone Foundation was established in 1997 to provide a way for member firms to invest in local efforts to keep the shelter industry strong.  The support helps defray the cost of TBA services, including the work of the Builder Services Division. To join this elite group, call Sandy Canada at 757-344-8518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

TBA appreciates the support that these fine companies provide:

LEGACY - $50,000
Kempsville Building Materials

DIAMOND - $35,000
TowneBank/TowneBank Mortgage

Past Presidents


Stanley Waranch
M. Dan Dilas
William L. Hughes
1953
Stanley Waranch
1954
M. Dan Dalis*
1955
William L. Hughes*
Horace A. Filer
Martin L. Rosen
Lawrence J. Goldrich
1956
Horace A. Filer*
1957
Martin L. Rosen*
1958
Lawrence J. Goldrich
William E. Witt
Frederick J. Napolitano Sr.
Julian Rashkind
1959-60
William E. Witt*
1961
Frederick J. Napolitano
1962
Julian Rashkind*
Lee A. Gifford
Woodrow W. Reasor
Horace A. Cistola
1963-64
Lee A. Gifford*
1965
Woodrow W. Reasor*
1966
Horace A. Cistola*
Lawrence A. Sancilio
Howard M. Weisberg
David A. Howard
1967-68
Lawrence A. Sancilio*
1969
Howard M. Weisberg
1970
David A. Howard*
Bernard Kroll
C. Roy Kelley
Edward P. Brogan
1971
Bernard Kroll*
1972
C. Roy Kelley
1973
Edward P. Brogan*
Theodore S. Scholssman
John J. Digges
Herbert L. Kramer
1974
Theodore S. Schlossman*
1975
John J. Digges*
1976
Herbert L. Kramer*
Benjamin J. Levy
Robert W. DeMille
C. Gerald Harris
1977
Benjamin J. Levy*
1978
Robert W. DeMille
1979-80
C. Gerald Harris
Raymond W. Breeden
Robert A. Lawson
William J. Hearring
1981
Ramon W. Breeden Jr.
1982
Robert A. Lawson Jr.
1983
William J. Hearring*
James S. Leakou
John H. Peterson Jr.
Wendell A. White
1984
James S. Leakou*
1985
John H. Peterson Jr.
1986
Wendell A. White
Douglas A. Talbot
Paul J. Farrell
Stephen J. Magula
1987
Douglas W. Talbot
1988
Paul J. Farrell
1989
Stephen J. Magula Jr.
Vincent A. Napolitano
Michael P. Rashkind
Lyle J. Wermers
1990
Vincent A. Napolitano
1991
Michael P. Rashkind
1992
Lyle G. Wermers
Donald L. Williams
Richard L. Bowie
Michael D. Newsome
1993
Donald L. Williams
1994
Richard L. Bowie
1995
Michael D. Newsome
Albert E. Viola
Frederick J. Napolitano Jr.
Larry R. Hill
1996
Albert E. Viola
1997
Frederick J. Napolitano II
1998
Larry R. Hill
Jeffrey W. Ainslie
James R. Jackson
Robert A. Widener
1999
Jeffrey W. Ainslie
2000
James R. Jackson Jr.
2001-02
Robert A. Widener
John C. Napolitano
John W. Iuliano III
Jeffrey J. Wermers
2003
John C. Napolitano
2004
John W. Iuliano III
2005
Jeffrey J. Wermers
John E. Olivieri
John W. Ainslie Jr.
Edward R. Sadler
2006
John E. Olivieri
2007
John W. Ainslie Jr.
2008
Edward R. Sadler
Pete A. Kotarides
William H Halprin
Samuel L. Cohen
2009
Pete A. Kotarides
2010-2011
William H. Halprin

2012
Samuel L. Cohen

Steven E. Lawson
Eric J. Sasser
Reese smith
2013
Steven E. Lawson
2014
Eric J. Sasser

2015
I. Reese Smith Jr. 

 
 
2016
Erin S. Widener