Board

President

Indre Bauza

Indre is Owner and Managing Director of Supporting Strategies – Northern Virginia. Indre is an expert in delivering accounting, bookkeeping and operational support services to growing small businesses. She enjoys developing long term relationships with small business owners who want to spend more time growing their business and less time managing company finances.

Vice President

George Valenzuela

As president and CEO of Intelligent Evolution, Inc., a full-service information technology company in Alexandria, Virginia, George Valenzuela oversees all aspects of the company’s marketing, sales, management and operations. Intelligent Evolution specializes on the areas of design and development of websites, search engine optimization, custom software solutions, database management, VOIP services and social media. Intelligent Evolution’s clientele ranges from trade and professional associations, the federal government, and private businesses.

Treasurer

Debby Critchley

Debby is a graduate of Case Western Reserve and the University of Nebraska. She has lived in Alexandria since 1986 and has held several careers. Currently, she consults as a Proposal Manager and Technical Writer/Editor for government contractors. She writes the Food News and Eatz, two columns in the Zebra newspaper. She is also the Senior Editor of the paper. She loves being a part of the Alexandria Community.

Parliamentarian

Mary Ann Burstein

As a resident of the City of Alexandria for over 24 years, Mary Ann Burstein is a passionate advocate for all Alexandria has to offer. Mary Ann serves Northern Virginia as a local volunteer and an active REALTOR®.

Sponsorship

Abel Girmay

Abel is a Vice President and Relationship Manager with M&T Bank in Business and Professional Banking, with over twelve years of experience. As a relationship manager, he works with local business owners to provide relationship-focused banking solutions unique to each client, industry, and growth goals, including making key connections among the individuals and organizations in his trusted network. Businesses thrive in active communities, and therefore Abel emphasizes long-term relationships and community involvement.

Secretary

Tonya Chappell

More than 20 years in the banking industry, all at Burke & Herbert, Tonya motivates and manages staff on marketing/sales techniques to reach goals, initiates and participates in effective customer acquisition and retention practices, creates and sustains a positive branch office culture and work atmosphere.

Communications

Anna Davalos

Anna is a storyteller. It’s what drew her to journalism. She owns Alejo Media and she and her team have turned their passion into a mission to learn your company’s story, and craft a unique video that fits you. As owner of Alejo Media she works to make your vision become a reality.

Director

Joel Bernstein

As President and operator of ECCA Payroll company, Joel is a long-time resident of Alexandria’s West End. He has substantial business knowledge and is involved in many networking opportunities.

Government Relations

Paul Friedman

Paul Friedman is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Alexandria’s Zebra newspaper. At the same time, he’s developing a non-profit called Safer Country that will work to ensure that all prohibited persons, including an estimated hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals, are entered into the national background check system for gun purchases.

Programs

Christopher Burton

Chris has been working at Kinneman Insurance for 12 years. Offering home, auto and business insurance, Chris consults with clients to find the right coverages to fit their needs. He looks forward to cultivating and growing more relationships through networking.

Director

Ariel Goldstein

After 41 years as a New York Life Insurance agent, using Life Insurance, Investments, Retirement Products, and Long Term Care Insurance, we help provide financial security and peace of mind for individuals, their families, business owners, and their employees.

Board Nominations

If interested in any of these opportunities,

please contact WEBA Membership

Nominations are being sought for the WEBA’s 2020 Board of Directors. Requirements include attendance at the monthly Board meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. This is the perfect way to learn and have a voice in matters of importance in the West End. It is also a great way to gain visibility for your business. Nominate yourself or another by emailing WEBA.

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