On January 16th, the Maryland Building Industry Association held their annual installation of officers. Jude Burke, Vice President at Elm Street Development, was installed as the 2020 president of the association.
The MBIA CEO, Lori Graf, said, "Jude is committed to this industry and he is focused on leading the association with integrity and vision. His years of experience and knowledge of our region and the building climate here will serve us well.”
As a highlight of the evening, the Home Builders Care Foundation, the 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity of the Maryland Building Industry Association, announced the winners of their 2019 Community Service Awards.
The awards are presented annually to individuals or organizations affiliated with the local home building industry in recognition of significant contributions to the community through unselfish efforts and dedication in support of projects that help the poor and disadvantaged in our communities.
HBCF Community Service Award Winner
Community Builder Award to The Rachuba Group for their work with the Howard County nonprofit - Bridges to Housing Stability.
Tom Sawyer Award
The Tom Sawyer Award is presented in recognition of outstanding hands-on charitable efforts that make a difference in the lives of others in need.
Royal Building Products and TW Perry received the award for their in-kind contributions to the Eastern Shore nonprofit – Patriot Point
They also recognized Foundation Life Directors for 10 years of service on the Home Builders Care Foundation board of directors
Liza Bowles, Newport Partners
Hugh Carroll, Insurance Associates
Miles Haber, Monument Construction
Ted Smart, MDC Services
Chas Stuart, Miller & Smith
The complete list of the Maryland Building Industry Association executive committee and board members installed is following.
Elm Street Development, Inc.
VP State Advocacy
Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC
Fisher, Collins & Carter, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Linowes & Blocher LLP
Ex-Officio Board Member
NAI - The Michael Companies
Rutter Project Management
Winchester Homes Inc.
1st Vice President
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Appler, Cairn Custom Homes - At-Large Director
Paula Bahler, T.W. Perry - Chapter Chair
Jeff Barba, Gnu Homes - Council Chair
Judith Borns, Residential Title/Commercial Settlement Services - At-Large Director
Jennifer Busse, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP - Chapter Chair
Wayne Caples, Pleasants Development - At-Large Director
Laurence Cafritz, Laurence Cafritz Builders - Council Chair
Seth Churchill, Gutschick, Little & Weber, P. A. - At-Large Director
John DeZinno, Howard Bank - Home Builders Care Foundation
Ken Dunn, Soltesz - Chapter Chair
Joe Fleury, Orrstown Bank - Builder Mart Chair
James Fraser, H and H Rock Companies - At Large Director
Jim Gotsch, Soltesz - Chapter Chair
Mike Griffith, HPS Management - Chapter Chair
Christopher Hatcher, Esq - At-Large Director
Ceilie Holmes, Ceilie J Holmes Consulting - Council Chair
John King, Sterling Mirror & Glass - Council Chair
Sylke Knuppel, VIKA Maryland, LLC - Chapter Chair
Kate Kubit, Elm Street Development, Inc. - At Large Director
Jon Laria, Ballard Spahr LLP - Chapter Chair
Matt Lefler, D.R. Horton, Inc. - At Large Director
James Mathias, Development Design Consultants, Inc. - Chapter Chair
Doug Meeker, Elm Street Development, Inc. - Chapter Chair
Scott Nicholson, Revere Bank - BDGG Chair
Will Pippen, Security Development Group - Council Chair
Barbara Richman, NAI - The Michael Companies - VP Advocacy
Steve Rubin, Harkins Builders, Inc. - Council Chair
J. D. Russell, HPS Management - At Large Director
Carly Schrader, Kimley-Horn - Council Chair
Marilee Tortorelli, Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc. - Chapter Chair
Jason Van Kirk, Elm Street Development, Inc. - Chapter Chair