Volunteer Alexandria has added new members to its board of directors which will be led by President Frank Fannon and Vice President David Chamowitz.
Fannon, a lifelong resident of Alexandria, has been civically involved for years with his community He served on the Alexandria City Council from 2009-2012 and has worked for SunTrust Mortgage for the past 18 years. He has been recognized numerous times as one of the top 200 loan officers nationwide by Mortgage Originator Magazine. He has been the branch manager of the Alexandria office for the past 10 years. Fannon also serves on the board of the United Way National Capital Region.
Chamowitz is a partner in the law firm of Chamowitz and Chamowitz, P.C., in Old Town, Alexandria, focusing on land-use and property law, residential and commercial landlord/tenant matters, and various other areas of civil litigation. David was born and raised in Alexandria, and is a alumnus of the Alexandria City Public Schools, the University of Virginia, and the George Mason University School of Law.
New board members:
Marcy Anderson is president and founder of Federal Professional Solutions based in Alexandria. In 2009, she was elected chairman of the Alexandria Small Business Development Center, a position she held for three years. She also served on the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for four years and is currently serving on the board of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership and the Alexandria Small Business Development Center.
Carrie Apfel is a partner at Jenner & Block, LLP and is a member of the firm's Government Contract Practice. She keeps an active pro bono practice and has participated in briefing on the merits and in an amicus capacity on civil rights and First Amendment issues, and has assisted clients in the areas of human trafficking, disability rights, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Tracy Hanafin is the director of administration for the Club Managers Association of America in Alexandria. She trained to become a Special Agent with the FBI at the FBI Academy in Quantico. She is currently on the board for the Arlington Academy of Hope, which runs a school, clinic, and other programs in Eastern Uganda. She has volunteered with Volunteer Alexandria for six years in various roles prior to joining the board of directors.
Spencer Kimball attended Southern Virginia University, and has gone on to lead multi-million dollar companies in real estate and other customer-service orientated industries. He is currently a member of the Fundraising Committee for the Alexandria Police Foundation, supporter and partner with Meals on Wheels, and partnered with ACT for Alexandria in order to support local non-profit organizations.
Allen Lomax is an independent consultant after retiring from the federal government. Locally, he chairs the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria and the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Alexandria and is a member of the Governing Board of the Partnership to Prevent and End Homelessness in the City of Alexandria. For several years, he served as a member of, and chaired, Alexandria’s Economic Opportunities Commission. He is a former member of the board of directors of the United Way of the National Capital Area and a former chair of the United Way’s Alexandria Regional Council.
Liz Salter is the volunteer coordinator at Carpenter’s Shelter, a homeless shelter in Northern Virginia. She manages over 1,000 volunteers annually and also works with donors to coordinate in-kind donations that come into the shelter. Prior to managing volunteers at the Carpenter’s Shelter, she worked for Philabundance, the largest food bank in the Philadelphia metro area. She started as an AmeriCorps VISTA and was on the original team that helped launch the first choice model food pantry in the city.