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Staff Directory

CVBIA's professional staff has a long history with the building industry.  Feel free to contact us directly with any questions.

Pictured: (standing from left): Joyce Hearn, COO; Laura Williamson; Tammy Nobles; Michele Richards; Kathy Ward and Claudia Cotton, CEO; (seated from left): Teresa Howell, Dee Fain and Betty Axson.

Claudia Cotton
Chief Executive Officer/
Government Relations
Fax: 757-424-5954

Standing (left to right) Joyce Hearn, COO; Laura Williamson; Tammy Nobles; Michelle Richards; Kathy Ward; Claudia Cotton, CEO
Seated (left to right) Teresa Howell; Dee Fain; Betty Axson

Contact for: Political action; local, state and federal legislative and regulatory issues; Shucked in the Park; special interest event presentations; Golf Tournament

Joyce Hearn
Chief Operating Officer
Fax: 757-424-5954

Dee Fain
Executive Assistant/
Association Services Manager
Fax: 757-424-5954

Contact for:  CVBIA board of directors meetings; Coastal Virginia Multifamily Housing Council (CMHC); annual picnic/CMHC Olympics; HBAV board meetings; HBAV annual conference; NAHB board meetings; NAHB International Builders' Show (IBS); bylaws; Nominating Committee; Cornerstone Foundation; website


Betty Axson
Membership Director
Fax: 757-424-5954

Contact for: Membership services; Membership Committee; Spike Club; membership records; Meet the Builder/Trades events; member networking socials; NextGen Committee

Scholarship Foundation

Laura Williamson
Scholarship Foundation Director
Fax: 757-424-5954

Contact for: Scholarship Foundation; Young Designers' Scholarship Competition

Homearama, Home Shows & Special Projects Division

Teresa Howell
Staff Vice President
Fax: 757-424-5954

Contact for: Homearama; Homearama Touring Edition; Mid-Atlantic Home and Outdoor Living Show

Financial Services Division

Michele Richards
Staff Vice President
Fax: 757-424-5954

Contact for: All CVBIA accounting inquiries

Builders Title

Dorothy Johnson
Builders Title Manager/Underwriter
Fax: 757-424-5954

Contact for: Title Insurance