Fauquier Habitat for Humanity Announces 2018-2020’s Board of Directors

Press Release January 15, 2018 

Warrenton, Va– Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, a driving force in the creation of affordable housing, has announced its new board of directors, including nine incumbents and four newly ratified members.

Officers:

Steve Crosby, President, 1st Term 2016-2018
Michelle Hale, Vice President, 2nd Term 2016-2018
Tom Bartkiewicz, Treasurer, 1st Term 2017-2019
Leslie Wise, Secretary, 1st Term 2016-2019

Directors:

Terri Church 2nd Term 2017-2019
Krista Coyner 2nd Term 2018-2020
Ray Knott 2nd Term 2018-2020
Aron Newby 2nd Term 2017-2019
Faye Walker 2nd Term 2018-2020

New Directors:

Tray Allen – Tray is a native of Warrenton. He has been a broker with his family real estate company, Allen Real Estate, since graduating from Virginia Technical University in 1998. Tray has previously served twice on the Board of the Greater Piedmont Area Association of Realtors as well as the Board of Directors of Fauquier Family Shelter and the Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier. An avid golfer and Hokie football fan, he resides in Warrenton with his wife Emily who is expecting their first child in February.

David Couk, Jr. – Dave has been in the financial services industry since 1986 and has served in many capacities as a financial advisor before switching to the mortgage side in 2010. Dave is currently a mortgage loan originator at Integrity Home Mortgage Corporation; a locally based, but privately owned direct lender, specializing in quick close times on residential mortgages. Dave has deep roots in the community. He is a graduate of Fauquier High School and received his BS degree in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a Big Brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program for many years and has served on the board of Partnership For Warrenton and, previously, Habitat For Humanity. Dave was recently married and lives in Warrenton. Having played both tennis and basketball in college, Dave still considers fitness training one of his outside passions.

Robert Dyer – Bob is an Emeritus Professor of Marketing at George Washington University. His BBA and MBA are from Bowling Green University and his PhD from the University of Maryland. He has done consulting and executive training for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, IBM, and Lockheed Martin. Bob was the Associate Dean of GW’s Graduate Business Programs, and Chair of the Business School’s Marketing Department. He is the former VP of the Collegiate Activities Division of the American Marketing Association (AMA); President of the Washington, DC Metro Area AMA, and National AMA Board Member. Bob and his wife Ann-Marie have three children and six grandchildren. He plays for the senior men’s team at Fauquier Springs Country Club and has volunteered for the Brentmoor Foundation and the Mosby Museum.

John Suter – After spending 20 years in the United States Air Force in Research and Development and acquisition management of large development programs, John worked in the aerospace and defense industry for 22 years in business development for several large A & D companies. After retiring from Northup Grumman in 2008, he began a third career in volunteer work. John has previously served on the Fauquier Habitat board as Vice President, is president of the Marshall Business and Resident’s Association and volunteers for the Middleburg Humane Foundation. His lifelong avocation is photography and he and his wife, Linda, enjoy traveling to fulfill his goal of eventually publishing his works on line. He also enjoys being retired when he has the spare time. John has two grown children and two grandchildren.

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity has worked since 1991 to eliminate substandard housing and make decent, affordable housing an option for all families. It is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Fauquier Habitat for Humanity builds houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background.

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