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 2017-2018
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 - 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 Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association and Fauquier County Pickleball Association.
Membership - Jason Knight | Stillwater Insurance
Jason Knight is a Regional Sales Manager for Stillwater Insurance in VA & MD. 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.
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
After a lengthy career in Sales and Marketing for the moving industry, I started New Media Horizons Marketing to help small businesses with their digital marketing needs.
I created and managed marketing programs for large and small moving companies and helped to grow their gross sales in several markets on the East Coast, South West and Mid-West. I started New Media Horizons, LLC initially to help the companies and individuals that were already turning to me for help, and was able to expand our services and grow the company over the last 8 years.
We specialize in Social Media consulting and content management, website development, reputation protection and video.
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.
A long time supporter of the HGBA, Jason has been involved in 2011 when he had his business The Aubergine Chef. He took a few years off as he pursue other opportunities including becoming the Marketing Manager for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation where he continues to work today. One of his first priorities as Marketing Manager was to get involved with the HGBA, and the Department joined in 2015. Jason’s marketing philosophy follows three guiding principles: reflect the community you serve, meet people where they are at, and be involved in the community.
Membership – Dennis Taylor | Paradigm Solutions
Dennis is responsible for relationship development and interfacing with Paradigm Solutions’ clients, who are private and public businesses of all sizes. The company has also served several municipalities in Virginia. In addition, Dennis also supports consulting service delivery to many of the firm’s clients and chairs the company’s Continuum Business Development groups. He also oversees the marketing and information technology programs for Golden Rule Builders. Before co-launching Paradigm Solutions, Dennis was employed for 17 years by Intertek Technical Services, a global supply chain improvement and quality assurance consulting firm serving the aerospace, defense, and commercial manufacturing markets. Dennis served Intertek in various management capacities, including: Director, Operations; Director, International Business Operations; Chief Operating Officer; and for the last seven years of his career with the company, as President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to work, Dennis has volunteered for numerous local organizations including the Warrenton Regional Chamber (WRC), the Balanced Growth Alliance (BGA), Fauquier County Government’s Economic Development Authority, Fauquier County Government’s Broadband Advisory Committee, Fauquier County Government’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC), The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation, the Southern Fauquier Business Owners Association (SFBOA), and VDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program. Dennis and his wife / boss / best friend Jean reside in Catlett, where they enjoy gardening, music, photography, cooking, reading and travelling.Meditation from the National Meditation Specialist Certification Board.