PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

On behalf of your 2019 CVBBA Board of Directors, I’d like to wish all of you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! I’d like to personally thank our outgoing President, Steve Mariani, for his guidance and leadership in 2018. He will be sorely missed (but is only a phone call away!). Also, a huge thanks to David Worrell who just completed his 3-year term on the Board, and most recently served as Secretary. Both of these exceptional professionals worked tirelessly behind the scenes, and their dedication is greatly appreciated.

Speaking of exceptional professionals, your 2019 Board is in place and ready to rock!

Mike Metzger – Richmond, VA

Sharon Heaton – Reston, VA

Gary Ackerman – Richmond, VA

Steve Minnich – Winston-Salem, NC

Neal Isaacs – Raleigh, NC

Joe Santora – Greensboro, NC

Adam Petricoff – Charlotte, NC

David Buboltz – Raleigh, NC

Mark Madden – Greenville, SC

And of course, we can’t forget Stacey Heller-McDermott, our Operations Manager, who does a LOT of the heavy lifting!

The Board will be meeting in Raleigh toward the end of this month to review our strategic priorities, as well as some tactical initiatives to achieve them. I’ll share more with you on this later, but you can be assured that the CVBBA will remain focused on providing value to our members in the form of education, tools, and networking. A couple of requests from you:

  • This is YOUR association. Please contact any member of the Board if you have ideas, suggestions, or concerns that you’d like to share.
  • There is a lot of work to do and, as the saying goes, “many hands lighten the load”. To that end, if you’d like to become more involved as you build strong personal relationships within the CVBBA, please let me know. We’re always looking for help on committees, and future Board members!
  • Please invite fellow brokers and deal professionals to join CVBBA. Let’s spread the word as we continue to enhance this industry that we all love.

It’s a real privilege to serve as your President this year and I look forward to working with the rest of the Board as we continue to advance the mission of the CVBBA.

With warmest regards,

Mike Metzger

President, Carolinas – Virginia Business Brokers Association