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Board of Directors

2018 Executive Committee
President: Scott M. Gandy
Vice President: Patrick L. Reynolds
Treasurer: Roland L. "Les" Ore Jr.
Secretary: Patrick L. Norton
Appointee: Jeffrey L. Bruzzesi
Appointee: Lana L. O'Meara
Appointee: C. Ryan Rose
Appointee: Jeffrey M. Tourault

2018 Board of Directors

Elected Builder Directors

Steven W. Bishard
Bob Deacon
Christopher J. Ettel
Cody Hastings
Andrea M. Kilmer
Basil O. Kotarides
Lana L. O"Meara
Tara Preston
Stephen B. Quick IV
Eric Shirey

Elected Associate Directors

Laura M. Arcand
Jeffrey L.  Bruzzesi
Sandra C. Canada
Kim S. Curtis
Emily A. Farley
James R. Ferber
Dianne S. Gordonn
Connor McNulty
Lisa S. Parker
Robbie Sampere
Shirley Sasser
R. Steve Tinkham

TBA Housing Hall of Fame
Jeffrey W. Ainslie
John W. Ainslie Jr.
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
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

TBA Scholarship Foundation chair
Frederick J. Napolitano II

Homearama Committee chair
Roland L. "Les" Ore Jr.

Homearama Touring Edition Committee chair
Dianne S. Gordonn

Membership Committee chair
Kim S. Curtis 

TBA NextGen Committee chair
Bonnie Casey

Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council chair
Adam M. Saich

Immediate Past Presidents of Tidewater Builders Association
Douglas C. Smith
Erin S. Widener
I. Reese Smith Jr.
Eric J. Sasser
Steven E. Lawson

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
C. Ryan Rose

NAHB Alternate Directors
John R. Barnes
Jeffrey M. Tourault

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
Scott M. Gandy, TBA President
Michael D. Newsome, NAHB National Area Chairman
DeAndre B. Coke
Jocelyn Fetzer
Matthew Froehler
Brad Furman
Luke Kinser
Robin S. Newhouse
Patrick L. Norton
John E. Olivieri
Brenda K. Reid
Eric Shirey
Carl E. Shubert Jr.
Paul B. Wallace

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
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
www.tbaonline.org

STAFF DIRECTORY

EXECUTIVE OFFICES
Fax: 424-5954
Joyce Hearn, chief operating officer ..... 757-305-9047 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dee Fain, executive assistant/association services 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; Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council; TBA annual picnic/TMHC Olympics; HBAV board meetings; HBAV annual conference; NAHB board meetings; NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS); bylaws; Nominating Committee

     CORNERSTONE FOUNDATION

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

     Contact for: Cornerstone Foundation

    
     MEMBERSHIP

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

     Contact for: Membership services; Membership Committee; Spike Club; membership records; Meet the Builder/Trades events; member networking socials; NextGen Committee


     SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

     Laura Williamson, scholarship foundation director ..... 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


HOMEARAMA, HOME SHOWS & SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION
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.

Tammy Nobles, sales, production and social media administrator ..... 757-305-9065 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Misty Pritchett, contract sales associate ..... 757-305-9029  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


BUILDER SERVICES DIVISION
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; Shucked in the Park; special interest event presentations


FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION
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


BUILDING TRADES ACADEMY
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.
Darvin Bell, instructor .....
Bob Garling, instructor ..... 757-305-9068  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact for: Pre-apprenticeship; BTA Golf Tournament


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

2018 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
 2017
Douglas C. Smith