Executive Committee Staff
Committees and Councils Past Presidents
Life Directors Board Members Only
Board of Directors

Clark Wagner 

Clark Wagner is a Senior Project Manager with Pleasants Development, Inc.  He manages a variety of residential land development projects for the company. Prior to coming to Pleasants, he was a Vice President with The Bozzuto Group where he held a variety of positions over an11-year tenure. While at Bozzuto, Mr. Wagner developed over 2,000 homes in a variety of different projects throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. Prior to time with Bozzuto, he spent 15 years with the City of Gaithersburg in various positions. Mr. Wagner is an active member of the MNCBIA Board of Directors, having previously served on the Monument Awards committee, Co-chair of the Multifamily Housing Council, Treasurer, and Vice President for Montgomery County.  Mr. Wagner holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Towson University, a Masters in Planning from The University of Virginia, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Rick Bailey 
Vice President/Calvert County

Charles R. Bailey, Jr. (Rick) is Sr. Vice President of Residential Construction and Development and part owner of Marrick Properties, Inc. Mr. Bailey has been active with the MNCBIA over the years and is in his third year serving as Vice President of the Calvert County Liaison Committee. He has also participated in and chaired various local civic committees and currently serves on the ad-hoc committee for Calvert County sign ordinance revisions. Mr. Bailey has received several Governor appointments to the State of Maryland including, Task Force on Sustainable Growth and Wastewater Disposal, Tributary Strategy Committee for Lower Western Shore, Tributary Strategy Septic Task Force, Maryland Office of Planning & Development of Environment Task Force and State of Maryland Adequate Public Facility and School Funding Task Force. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Juris Doctor/Law Degree from George Washington University.

Doug Meeker
Vice President/Charles County  

Doug Meeker is a Vice President with Elm Street Development where his responsibilities include management of Elm Street's land development ventures in Charles County and identifying new development opportunities in the Southern Maryland region. He has been active in the MNCBIA for more than 15 years and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Charles County Liaison Committee. Mr. Meeker also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Charles County and is an active member of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelors Degree in Structural and Construction Engineering from Penn State University.



William Kominers 
Vice President/Montgomery County

Bill Kominers is a land use attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda. He practices in the areas of land use, land development, zoning, real estate, administrative and municipal law. He also is engaged in aspects of development projects such as density limitations, traffic mitigation and plan enforcement. For more than 30 years, Mr. Kominers has represented developers and businesses before courts and administrative agencies in Maryland and the District of Columbia. On the residential side, he has worked with owners, developers and builder associations in a variety of projects, from large apartments to modest townhomes. Mr. Kominers has been listed in Chambers USA for Real Estate: Land Use every year since 2008, and has appeared in the Best Lawyers in America and the Maryland and D.C. issues of Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2007. He received his Bachelor of Science and his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and his Juris Doctor with honors from The George Washington University School of Law. Mr. Kominers is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Ken Dunn 
Vice President/Prince George's County

Ken Dunn is Vice President and General Manager of Soltesz’s Lanham office and is responsible for managing their daily operations, which involves financial management, resource allocation to meet client schedules, and management of the project teams and support staff. He has extensive experience as Principal-in-Charge for many municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Throughout his career, Mr. Dunn has advocated the industry’s position on stormwater regulations and revisions to the local permitting process. He has also participated in public hearings and presentations for septic system requirements and sediment control policies. He is qualified as an expert in land planning to testify in front of the Prince George’s County zoning hearing examiner.  Mr. Dunn earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University and is a licensed Landscape Architect in Maryland and Virginia.



Tom Thomas 
Vice President/St. Mary's County

Tom Thomas is a Division Vice President for Stanley Martin Companies, LLC with responsibility for all aspects of oversight and management of its Maryland homebuilding operations. Mr. Thomas also holds the position of Vice President with Wildewood Residential, LLC, and manages the entitlements, planning, design and development of the Wildewood PUD in St. Mary's County. Prior to his current position, Mr. Thomas worked for Stanley Martin's Northern Virginia Division, where he held various positions in both the construction and sales departments. In addition to his 10+ years' experience in the DC metro area, Mr. Thomas has also held positions with both public and private builders in other parts of the country. He has been a member of the MNCBIA since 2006 and is an active participant in the St. Mary's County Liaison Committee. He is also a member of the St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Thomas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College.

Hillary P. Colt 
Vice President/Washington, DC

Hillary P. Colt  has been involved with development, planning, project management and construction since 1988 and has worked for Gould Property Company since 2001. Konterra Town Center and highway and infrastructure projects in Laurel, MD, have been her primary focus for the past several years. Previous Gould projects have included a new school building for the Glenelg Country School, permits and entitlements at the Savage Stone hard rock quarry in Howard County, contract negotiations and development work at the Villages at Wellington and Wilshire Estates housing projects in Prince George's County, and development, construction and entitlement work at the Annapolis Junction Business Park in Anne Arundel County. She has served two years on MNCBIA’s Board of Directors and three years on the Executive Committee. Ms. Colt holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Towson University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

Lynn Elahi 
Associate Vice President

Lynn L. Elahi has been with Washington Gas for 33 years. She started her career as a Meter Reading Clerk and has worked her way through numerous departments to land as the Account Manager of Residential Development of Maryland. Ms. Elahi has been a member of MNCBIA’s Board of Directors for the past three years. She served as the chairman of the Winter Gala for the past five years and of the Celebrity Chefs for four years. She also serves on the Builder connections, Membership and Pros Awards committees and is the Secretary of the Professional Women in Building Council.


 Tom Hudson 

Thomas N. Hudson is a Land Acquisition Manager with Ribera Development, LLC located in Annapolis. His principal responsibilities include the identification of acquisition and development opportunities in the suburban Washington and Baltimore metropolitan region. Prior to Ribera Development, Mr. Hudson held senior land acquisition roles with M/I Homes, NVR and Winchester Homes, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Elders at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church.  Also, he recently "retired" from his cherished role as a youth baseball coach for Cap City Little League.  Mr. Hudson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of South Florida and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland at College Park.



Dave Lunden 
Vice President, State Legislative/Secretary

Dave Lunden is the President of Timberlake Design Build, the custom home and renovations division of Timberlake Homes. He has been an active MNCBIA member since 2003, participating on the State Legislative and the Prince George's County Liaison Committees. Mr. Lunden is also a member of the Maryland State Builder’s Association, serving as president in 2013. He is a licensed attorney, having practiced law for more than 16 years. Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Lunden was a prosecutor in both the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. He received a BA from the University of Maryland College Park and a JD from the University of Maryland, School of Law.


A.J. Jackson 
Immediate Past President

Brian Allan Jackson, (A.J.) is a partner with EYA, LLC, a Washington, DC area urban infill development company where he serves as Senior Vice President of Land Acquisition and Development and is leading EYA's participation in more than $750 million of public-private development partnerships. Mr. Jackson is also a member of EYA's Executive Committee as well as its Investment Committee and directs strategy and planning for the firm. Prior to joining EYA, he served as Chief of Staff at the U.S. General Services Administration, the single largest owner and operator of real estate assets in the United States. Mr. Jackson is a long-standing member of MNCBIA’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and served as Chairman of the Washington, DC, Liaison Committee for many years. In addition, he is a full member of the Urban Land Institute, where he serves on the Public Private Partnership Council, and a member of the African-American Real Estate Professionals Association. He holds a BA with Honors in economics from the University of Alabama and an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.



Stephen P. Elmendorf 
Legal Counsel

Stephen P. Elmendorf is a Partner with the Land Use/Administrative Law Practice Group at the law firm of Linowes & Blocher LLP. Mr. Elmendorf has been repeatedly selected as one of the best land use-zoning lawyers in America by the Best Lawyers in America. His practice area is the land development approval process in Montgomery County, Rockville and Gaithersburg. Mr. Elmendorf represents local, regional and national clients before the Montgomery County Council, the County Board of Appeals, various County government agencies, the Montgomery County Planning Board and the City Councils, the Planning Commissions and the Boards of Appeals of Rockville and Gaithersburg on a wide range of development-related issues. Mr. Elmendorf chairs the Legislative Committee as a member of the Board of Directors of NAIOP-Maryland/DC Chapter. He is a member of the Board of Directors (and former Vice President) of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and a former President of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce. In addition to serving on the MNCBIA Montgomery County Liaison Committee, he serves as Legal Counsel  to MNCBIA and DGG/MC. Mr. Elmendorf received his undergraduate degree in government from Georgetown University and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. 

Diane K. Swenson, CAE 
Executive Vice President

Diane K. Swenson, JD, CAE, is entering her sixth year at MNCBIA. She has more than 25 years of leadership experience with associations. Ms. Swenson has worked with an association management company serving as the the President of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and  for a national association, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU ). At NAFCU she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association, supervising the directors in charge of membership, marketing, information technology, human resources, strategic planning, and finance as well as managing a budget of $12 million. Ms. Swenson also worked for 13 years for the American Tort Reform Association. Originally from South Dakota, Ms Swenson is a member of the Minnesota Bar, with  a J.D. degree from Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN, and a B.A. degree from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD.