Interest Group: Performing Arts

Valerie Kaiser
Glenn Maravetz
City of Fairfax Band Association
Community Outreach
My name is Glenn Maravetz and I am a volunteer with the City of Fairfax Band Association.  The CFBA is a non-profit organization promoting the arts in Fairfax and the surround areas, through the musical performances of our 450 musicians, represented in 7 ensemble band groups.  We spend a significant amount of time and resources supporting our youth by conducting two youth ensembles.  We also provide music for veteran's events, such as the Honor Flight program.

As a member of the Chamber, we are looking for business partnering opportunities that promote the arts.  If your organization would like to become a sponsor or patron of this community organization I would love to talk with you.  We have performance program advertising opportunities that can reach thousands with your logo and message.  Plus it's a good local community cause.  We would love to have you join us as an audience member or as an official partner.
David Hillelsohn
DHill Financial
DHill Financial, LLC is an independent insurance firm providing life insurance, income protection, long term care, and health care. I spent 26 years as a Long Term Care Insurance Wholesaler and realized what I missed most during that time was not getting the opportunity to connect directly with people. I don't believe that insurance is the answer for every client, and don't look to use insurance as an investment. I do believe that insurance can be a positive dialogue if the client needs are the priority, and my philosophy is to focus on the who and the why versus the what. Our recommendations can be easily integrated with the other planning initiatives so that the advice you receive from your financial advisor, your attorney, your CPA, and your trusted insurance professional all have you rowing in the same direction.
Elysa Birman
Carolina Pardo
Sheraton | Reston
Executive Meetings Manager
Georgia Graves
Fairfax Public Access
Vice President & Director of Special Events
Marla Gebaide
Nury Mena
Fulton Bank, N.A.
Branch Manager | Manassas Office
Laura Price
Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
FNL! & Special Projects Manager
Laura Price is our driving force behind Friday Night Live!, our summer concert series on Herndon?s Town Green, managing sponsorships and many of the event?s operations. She also helps with the chamber?s Accounts Receivable. Laura is a super-volunteer, having served as President of Business and Professional Women at the local and state levels. She was named Lady Fairfax from the Dranesville District in 2006, recipient of Citizen of the Year from Herndon's Rotary Club in 2011 and the Town of Hernd
Doug Downer
Lauren Malik
Linda Christ
Linda A Christ Insurance Agency, Inc.
Linda A Christ, a native Virginian, is the owner/operator of Linda A Christ Insurance Agency, Inc. Linda has over 30 years in the insurance industry in all areas of insurance underwriting and risk management.

Linda A Christ Insurance Agency, Inc.was formed in 1990. Linda prides herself on focusing on the wants and needs of the small business customer. Whether the client is looking for insurance to cover their risk, or match the requirements of a contract or lease, Linda has it covered. She is always there to answer a client’s questions and concerns.

Linda also has been an instructor for the VA Property & Liability Insurance Agent’s licensing course in Virginia for over ten years and is responsible for licensing many local Virginia agents. She was an instructor at the Mason Enterprise Center and the Fairfax Small Business Development Center for a number of courses including Managing Business Risk for the Small Business Owner.
Mark Beeson
Creative Director
Mark has over 25 years of award winning experience as an Art Director and designer producing advertising and marketing campaigns for notable clients including US Airways, Marriott, Western Union, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, GEICO, Litton PRC, Amtrak, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Micro Warehouse, AARP and Bell Atlantic. He has extensive experience in both traditional and digital marketing for Business to Government, Travel & Leisure, Business to Consumer and Business to Business clients. He opened his digital marketing firm, 110RPM, in 2002. It's focus is to offer clients of all sizes, integrated marketing services for both web and traditional channels. 110RPM has produced work for clients all over the United States including international clients in the United Kingdom, Germany and Turkey.
Alfonso Padua
Cox Business
Account Executive
Margaret O'Reilly, CELA
Karen Beeson
Mary Roome-Godbolt
Cox Business
Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant
Daniel Bishop
Bungalow Billiards
Chief Operating & Financial Officer
Mary Kashani
Wesley Clark
Clark Accounting Services, LLC
Wes has nearly fifteen years of experience in providing accounting and auditing services for not-for-profit organizations, government contractors, small and medium-sized businesses, and local governments.  As the Director of Audit and Management Accounting at Frank & Company, p.c., he supervised the assurance services, including audits, compilations, and reviews, performed by the firm. He has conducted in-house training seminars for staff on accounting and auditing issues in addition to being a guest speaker at his alma mater, James Madison University, the Battlefield Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs, and for the McLean Chamber of Commerce. As both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner, he has conducted reviews of internal controls and performed fraud investigations for multiple entities. Wes currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees at the Loudoun Education Foundation.
Charles Pena
Dennis Shefski
Smart Business Options
Smart Business Options focuses on insurance for the individual and micro groups. We assist people with  health insurance, both individual and group, fill the gaps with supplements and make sure that is done right. We  provide life insurance, disability, Medicare supplements, legal shield, financial services, pay roll systems. We have been expert witnesses in court. Why try to do it yourself when an expert can do it for you at no additional cost?  We take the cussing out of customizing insurance. .
Phil Hicks
Sandy Spring Bank | Chantilly
Branch Manager
As Branch Manager at Sandy Spring Bank, I continue to put to use the financial service and lending experience of my nearly 40 years in business. Experience in the industry is but a small part of what makes an excellent and trusted adviser though. Trust is earned and developed over time by demonstrating integrity, honesty and a willingness to help others. I've tried my best to show that to others not only at work, but also in my volunteer and community service efforts.

Most of all I love to hear a good story. It is by listening to the stories of my clients that I am able to understand what they want and what they need. Using that information to help them make proper and prudent decisions regarding their business or personal finances is where I derive the satisfaction from my job. I’d love to hear your story too.
Lauri Swift LFI'14
Leadership Fairfax
Director, Leadership Advancement
Joe Malazo
Sandy Spring Bank | Fairfax, Main Street
Assistant Vice President | Branch Manager
Raised in Northern VA: grew up in Falls Church and currently lives in Chantilly.  Graduated from Falls Church High School as National Honor Society Member, hold an Associate Degree Cum Laude in Business Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics & Finance.  Holds a State D License in Travel Soccer, a CPR/AED/First Aid Responder, a Wilderness Survivor Trained, and Scout Master for Boys Scouts of America. Works as Assistant Vice President with Sandy Spring Bank in Retail Branch Sales.  Has been in the banking and financial services industry for over 20 years. Success in the business is due to listening to client’s needs and nurturing long lasting relationships.
Meg Donnelly
Meg Donnelly LMT, LLC - Licensed Massage Therapy
Licensed Massage Therapist
Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist works with active adults and "Weekend Warriors"...runners, cyclists, weekend sports players, outdoor enthusiasts. Meg’s role varies based on each client’s individual goals. Whether it’s performing at your best, recovering quickly or even just finding some much needed balance, Meg Donnelly, Licensed Massage Therapist, helps you bring your "A" game to the next fully scheduled week and beyond.   
John Griffin
Griffin Fitness
I have been passionate about diet, exercise and overall health for nearly eighteen years,  I first became certified as a Personal Trainer in 2001 following my experience with the Body For Life body transformation contest.  My wife and I competed in the couples category and were among the three finalists.  We did not win the big cash prize, but we did get a lot of recognition online, in magazines and in the Body For Life Success Stories book by Bill Phillips.  

Today, I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.  In addition to being a Personal Trainer, I am also a Health Coach and a Weight Management Specialist.  
I have authored three books on diet, nutrition, and exercise.  Although none have reached best-seller status, the process of researching and writing the books helped me to become a better coach and trainer.
Joanna Ormesher
Peter Singletary
Workforce Development Specialist
Stefa'nie Ross
Arbor Terrace of Herndon
Senior Living Counselor
Stefa'nie has over four years experience in the senior living industry and ten years in Sales. Her favorite part of being in senior living is creating a bond with new grandmothers at each community she works. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler. She has been dedicated to helping families find the perfect location to help them live the life they truly deserve.
Alessandra Saxton
JK Moving Services
Director of Business Development
Energetic professional with business development and financial operations experience. Proven ability to find and develop business opportunities and create valuable partnerships.
Experience assessing and managing risks to ensure effective decision-making. A diverse work history that includes management and leadership roles driving high-performance teams to deliver exceptional results.
Adolphus Miner
Brian Diaz
Design Originals LLC
Creative Director / Principal
Design Originals is a creative design studio in Northern Virginia that specializes in creative strategy and motion graphics.  We write, direct and produce stories that shape brands through powerful storytelling.  We work hard to collaborate with the very best talent in the industry to make meaningful and creative work.