President - Jason Knight
Jason is the Managing Director of Loudoun Insurance Group, in Manassas. He has been in the Insurance Business for over 23 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. He is also very active in the Prince William Chamber and is the Chairperson of the Tuesday/Gainesville LeadShare Group.
Past President - Doug Burum
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.
Vice President - Pastor Allen Perdue
Pastor Allen loves our community. For over 25 years, he has cared for and invested in leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners across N Va. and the DMV. As a local non-profit entrepreneur and leader, Allen has led organizations to new levels of growth and excitement for their mission, purchasing property, building facilities, establishing award-winning teams, and raising millions of dollars; BUT he believes people are our greatest resource and measures his greatest professional achievements in changed lives and healthy organizations, not in buildings, bucks, or balance sheets.
Treasurer - Sandra Surabian, CPA
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.
Secretary - Cynthia Murray
After 15 years serving Prince William County in the kindergarten classroom, Cynthia opened the franchise HouseMaster of Bull Run with her husband John in 2016. They provide Professional Home Inspections, Radon Measurement, Mold Testing, and Well Water services to over 16 counties in Virginia. Their mission is to give clients peace of mind about their purchase as well as knowledge to protect their greatest investment, their home. Cynthia runs the business office, answering phones, scheduling
inspections, marketing, and bookkeeping. She is a certified radon specialist and completes radon testing and reports. Family is most important to Cynthia. She spends her spare time with family in Richmond. She also enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, quilting, and training her dog.
Marketing – Dennis Taylor
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 - Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker is the Donor Relations Manager of House of Mercy Food Pantry and Thrift Store, communicating with donors to raise funds and awareness for the Food Pantry. He is dedicated to House of Mercy’s mission of creating environments where God’s mercy can flourish by providing necessities and opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Prior to working for House of Mercy, Ryan worked as a recreational therapist and certified brain injury specialist working with survivors of traumatic brain injuries in Pittsburgh PA. He has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities creating fun and engaging activities to achieve their personal and medical goals. Ryan is an active member of his church and a published writer in U.S. Catholic Magazine.
Membership - Dianne Lemanski
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.
Events & Venues - Valerie Meale
For the past few years, Valerie has been working on her personal brand within the Prince William region. Through her work with such organizations as Leadership Prince William, 1 Million Cups Prince William, and the Prince William Chapter of The Society for Human Resource Management, to name a few, she has developed a following as a community-oriented influencer and servant leader who “gets things done”. In her newest role as Community Engagement Specialist for Comfort Keepers Manassas her personal mission is to elevate the process of finding care for your loved ones, just as Comfort Keepers’ mission is to elevate the human spirit, by being a resource that creates joy and peace for family caregivers.
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.