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 2019-2020
President - Doug Burum | Loudoun Insurance Group LLC
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.
Past 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.
Secretary - Jessica Root | House of Mercy
Jessica M. Root is the Executive Director of the House of Mercy (HOM), serving in that role since 2018. As Executive Director, she manages the HOM day-to-day operations as well as participates in strategic planning, outreach, and development in support of the HOM vision.
Ms. Root has held varying roles in the nonprofit sector since graduating with a B.A. in Sociology from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2009. She has experience in nonprofit management, development & fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, finance, and human resources. She earned a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Development from Mount St. Mary’s University in 2018. Her personal mission is to serve those in need and to create sustainability for faith-based nonprofits. House of Mercy fulfills both of these objectives.
Treasurer - Sandra Surabian | CPA, Surabian, PC
Surabian PC specializes in providing accounting solutions to help small and medium-sized business to mitigate risk and grow their business. Since 2009 they have been helping businesses to thrive by giving them the accounting tools they need to manage their money and taking the headache out of tax season for them.
The team at Surabian PC is passionate about serving the Northern Virginia and D.C. Metro community by helping businesses achieve their financial goals. Their services include general accounting and tax preparation.
Marketing – Dennis Taylor | Paradigm Solutions
In 2002 Dennis and his wife, Jean, launched Paradigm Solutions, a business and management coaching and consulting firm located in Catlett, VA. Dennis serves as Chief Operating Officer at Paradigm Solutions, a woman-owned small business enterprise.
Prior to his current role, Dennis served for 17 years at Intertek Technical Services, a global supply chain management and quality assurance consulting firm supporting the aerospace, defense, and commercial manufacturing markets. Dennis served Intertek in various management capacities eventually becoming the firm’s President and Chief Operating Officer for the last 7 years of his tenure.
Membership - Jason Knight | Loudoun Insurance Group LLC
Jason is the Director of Schoolcraft Insurance Agency, in Manassas, it is a division of Loudoun Insurance Group. He has been in the Insurance Business for over 20 years. His office is a full-service insurance agency that includes: Home-Auto | Business | Employee Benefits | Life. While we have built a superior reputation among individuals and businesses throughout Northern VA, we are also licensed throughout the US. 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.
Communication - 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.
Communication - Dianne Lemanski | kwSolutions - Keller Williams
Dianne Lemanski has been selling homes full time in Northern VA since 2004. She is one of the area's top producing agents and has earned repeat and referral business from clients through her expertise, exceptional service and unwavering professionalism. Dianne lives in Haymarket with her husband, Jim, son, Eric, and daughter, Katie. She is active in her church, has a deep dedication to her family, and is passionate about helping people achieve their real estate and wealth-building goals.
Communication/Financial - Shalini Kapur | John Marshall BankShalini Kapur is Vice President and Branch Manager for John Marshall Banking Office, overseeing business development and daily branch operations.
With more than a decade of experience in the financial industry, Shalini shines in building relationships and helping small businesses through her services and referrals. Management, small business solutions and community outreach are just some of Shalini's areas of expertise.
Holding a B.A. in commerce, Shalini supports various local charitable groups. She is also an active member of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, The Haymarket-Gainesville Business Association, Catholic Business Networking, Gabriel Homes, Haymarket Food Pantry and the Manassas Optimist Club.
Membership - Susan Jacobs | Samson Properties
A full time, Real Estate Consultant for 30+ years and Author, I hold an active Brokers license with the state of Virginia. I have been providing outstanding real estate services throughout Manassas/ Northern Virginia, helping buyers & sellers achieve their real estate goals while maintaining commitment to outstanding customer service.
As an active member of the PW Chamber of Commerce, Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, PW Association of Realtors and HGBA, I have strong ties to the many business leaders in our community. I use these ties to educate clients on all the great happenings in the communities I serve.
I am a member of our local board of Realtors, PWAR (Prince William Association of Realtors), NVAR (Northern Virginia Association of Realtors) and NAR (National Association of Realtors) since 1988. I’m a member in good standing with our local MLS system referred to as BrightMLS.
Currently an Associate Broker at Samson Properties and a member of the Samson Properties Cardinal Club. I was a top sale associate at Re/Max and in the 1% Club of Realtors nationwide. I am a Certified Short Sale Special, Senior Real Estate Specialist and Certified Probate Specialist. My specialty is helping Families deal with Probate process and single women who are divorced or soon to be divorced.
Charity work includes serving as a VP for Habitat For Humanity 1990- 2011 and currently on their Site selection and family selection committees. I’ve been a celebrity waitress for SERVE, been locked up (twice) for MDA, walked Light The Night for Leukemia (twice) and collected over 300 pairs of shoes for Soles for Souls. I’ve helped raise thousands of dollars for various charities and organizations.
Despite the ups and downs in the real estate market I continue to sell homes and provide my clients with the experience necessary for making informed decisions about their real estate matters. Real Estate IS MY PASSION!