HomeAid Says Farewell to Three Board Members

After a combined total of 16 years of service to the HomeAid Northern Virginia Board of Directors, Charlie Browning, former vice president of Greater Washington Publishing and a HANV Board member for eight years; Lee Fifer, partner, McGuire Woods LLP, Board member for five years; and Steve Fritz, president, Ryland Homes, Board member for three years, are resigning.

Browning, one of HomeAid’s longest-serving Board members, is resigning due to he and his wife’s upcoming relocation to Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

In recognizing Browning for his service, former HANV President and Board Member Bill Berry said, “Charlie, your resignation and retirement brings mixed emotions to me. I have personally witnessed your leadership to our industry for many years—whether it was for the New Homes Guide, Finest for Family Living Awards, The Washington Post, or your service to HomeAid, you have always given freely of your time and extraordinary talents. I can’t say I am happy about your departure from our industry, and I know that I will miss seeing you. I wish you and yours all the best in the future.”

Fifer is also resigning due to his upcoming retirement from McGuire Woods LLP at the end of December.

“I enjoyed participating with the solution-oriented, practical and very warmhearted members of the board,” Fifer said, “who rarely encountered a situation to which they could not respond in a meaningful way to make things better. I enjoyed the non-hesitating generosity of time, talent and money, and I enjoyed the shared commitment to make an actual and substantial difference for those who are helped. All of this was efficiently and effectively supported by [Executive Director] Christy Eaton. It has been quite rewarding for me.”

Fritz has also found his three years with the HANV Board very satisfying, adding, “I believe strongly in HomeAid’s mission, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on its board. It was a great experience to serve with so many like-minded colleagues, and I’m so proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish over the last several years. I look forward to continuing to watch HomeAid help thousands of people regain their footing in Northern Virginia.”