Committees

Get involved with AOBA by participating on a Committee and by supporting AOBA staff when advocacy issues require member input. Your engagement is critical to our success!

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Community Services Committee

Meetings: Held as needed at AOBA. Newcomers welcome!

The Community Services Committee volunteers each year to support Washington area schools and nonprofits. Explore more of our charitable work online at https://www.aoba-metro.org/community-outreach.

Email Jeanne Clarke at jclarke@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Carrie Ehart

Carrie Ehart

Director of Sales & Marketing, Raine & Son, LLC, Plumbing & Heating

Chair

Eric W. DeMunda

Eric W. DeMunda

Director of Business Development, LAZ Parking

Co-Chair

David H. Hillman Maverick Award Committee

Meetings: Quarterly

The David H. Hillman Maverick Award Committee assists AOBA’s Board of Directors by accepting nominations for the David H. Hillman Maverick Award and to evaluate the relative success of those nominations in fulfilling the goals of the award.

Email Cynthia Alfaro at calfaro@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Larry Edmonds

Larry Edmonds

Certified Pest specialist

Director of Commercial Development, American Pest

Chair

District of Columbia Government Affairs Committee

Meetings: Quarterly at AOBA or via conference call

The District of Columbia Government Affairs Committee keeps members informed of any regulatory and legislative developments relating to their ability to conduct business in the District of Columbia.

Email Eric Jones at ejones@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Sean Warfield

Sean Warfield

Director , Tishman Speyer Properties

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(202)223-1850

Co-Chair

Alison Punsalan

Alison Punsalan

CPM

Senior Vice President, Property Management , Foulger-Pratt

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(240)499-7625

Co-Chair

District of Columbia Political Action Committee

Email Eric Jones at ejones@aoba-metro.org or Katalin Peter at kpeter@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Ashley Haun

Ashley Haun

Lerch Early Brewer

Chair

Emergency Preparedness Committee

Meetings: Held quarterly; Education program held each September

The Emergency Preparedness Committee enhances emergency preparedness within the commercial real estate industry, working collaboratively with public safety agencies in Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and the District of Columbia. This will be achieved through private/public partnerships, information sharing, and the proactive dissemination of relevant information to AOBA members regarding current or forthcoming events impacting the region, as appropriate. The Committee serves as AOBA's key point of contact for emergency preparedness planning, protocols, best practices and lessons learned. For more information, visit: https://www.aoba-metro.org/emergency-preparedness

Email Cynthia Alfaro at calfaro@aoba-metro.org for more information.

LaNile Dalcour

Director of Security & Life Safety, Brookfield

Chair

Engineering Committee

Meetings: To Be Determined

This committee is responsible for planning the Commercial Engineer of the Year Awards, planning educational seminars and trainings for Engineers, and creating a community of engineers who can share best practices, brainstorm solutions, and support professional growth.

Email Brandy White at bwhite@aoba-metro.org for more information.

Bill Atkinson

LEED AP, SMA, SMT DC3rd

Regional Engineer, Boston Properties

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(202)838-2802

Chair

Maintenance Mania Committee

Meetings: Held as needed

The Maintenance Mania Committee is responsible for responsible for planning and executing Maintenance Mania, including recruiting attendees, securing sponsors, finalizing the menu, managing logistics, planning additional activities, and more. Committee members serve as key contributors to all aspects of Maintenance Mania.

Email Brandy White at bwhite@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Elisabeth Kirk

Elisabeth Kirk

Director of Marketing & Business Development, TRC Engineering

Chair

Boris Halstead

Boris Halstead

HVACR Journeyman,Stationary Engineer, BOMI,, AHLEI,ServSafe

Physical Asset Services Manager, Southern Management Companies LLC

Chair

Maryland Government Affairs Committee

Meetings: Monday afternoons in January and February

The Maryland Government Affairs Committee provides input and guidance to AOBA government affairs staff in establishing positions on Maryland legislative and regulatory issues that impact members.

Email Erin Bradley at ebradley@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Harald Mangold

Harald Mangold

President & CEO, Scott Management, Inc.

Chair

Maryland Political Action Committee

Email Erin Bradley at ebradley@aoba-metro.org or Ryan Washington at rwashington@aoba-metro.org for more information.

Special Events Committee


Meeting: 4th Wednesday of every month

This committee is responsible for planning and executing AOBA’s events, which include the Annual Meeting, Golf tournament, and Holiday party, among other events as needed and directed by the membership. This committee is responsible for recruiting attendees, securing sponsors, finalizing the menu, managing logistics, planning additional activities, and more. Committee members serve as key contributors to all aspects of AOBA’s events.

Email Brandy White for more information at bwhite@aoba-metro.org

Destiny Igiebor

Destiny Igiebor

NALP, VA Fair Housing Certificate Holder

Operations Manager, Grady Management, Inc.

Chair

Audra Vernier

Audra Vernier

CPM

Vice President, Bonaventure Realty Group

Co-Chair

TOBY Awards Committee

Meetings: Held as needed in AOBA's conference room

The TOBY Awards Committee is responsible for planning and executing AOBA's local TOBY Awards  program, including promotion of entries, regular review of standards and judging procedures, and more.

Email Brandy White at bwhite@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Kathryn Clement

Kathryn Clement

RPA, CPM, CCIM

Senior Vice President , JBG SMITH

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(240)333-7659

Chair

Utility Briefings

Meetings: All members are invited to Utility Briefings, held periodically in AOBA's Conference room.

The Utility Briefings Committee keeps members updated on information pertaining to the cost of utilities, electricity, gas and water. AOBA staff and consultants provide information on pending rate applications, including surcharges, class allocations and changes in rate design. Members are also updated on proposed and potential changes in laws and regulations that would impact their costs of energy, as well as on energy markets. The goal of these briefings is to help members understand the process by which their utility and energy costs are determined, in conjunction with the status of energy markets, in order to help members prepare their budgets.

Email Frann Francis at ffrancis@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Frann G. Francis, Esq.

Frann G. Francis, Esq.

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, AOBA

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(202)296-3390x766

Chair

Virginia Government Affairs Committee

Meetings: Check with staff on meeting dates and guidelines

The Virginia Government Affairs committee provides input, direction, guidance and assistance to AOBA government affairs staff in the development and implementation of a comprehensive legislative and regulatory agenda advocating for the interests of commercial and multifamily rental property owners and managers in Northern Virginia.

Email Brian Gordon at bgordon@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Shawn Kyle

Shawn Kyle

Managing Director, Commercial Property Management, Lerner Enterprises

Chair

Virginia Political Action Committee

Meetings: Check with staff on meeting dates and guidelines

The Virginia Political Action Committee provides input, direction, guidance and assistance to AOBA government affairs staff in the development and implementation of a comprehensive legislative and regulatory agenda advocating for the interests of commercial and multifamily rental property owners and managers in Northern Virginia.

Email Brian Gordon at bgordon@aoba-metro.org for more information.
Arianna Royster

Arianna Royster

CPM, ARM

Executive Vice President , Borger Management, Inc.

Co-Chair

Melissa Steele

Melissa Steele

Chief Executive Officer, E and G Group

Co-Chair