Economic Summit

Join DAAR for our 17th Annual Economic Summit!

Economic experts will highlight the 2023 housing market and economic trends in Northern Virginia and beyond.  Join other real estate professionals, attorneys, affiliate partners, and county officials.

March 8, 2023
9 AM – 11:30 AM

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Renee Haltom

Renee Haltom is a vice president and regional executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Her work involves engaging business, banking, and community leaders on local economic conditions to inform the monetary policymaking process, as well as sharing information about the Federal Reserve System. Haltom is based at the Richmond office and has responsibility for public outreach and engagement in Virginia, as well as for the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.

Haltom joined the Richmond Fed in 2009 as an economic writer in the Research department, often with a focus on monetary policy, macroeconomics, and the Federal Reserve. She most recently served as editorial content manager for the Research Publications team, and was editor of Econ Focus magazine from 2015 to 2018. She previously worked in the Research and Public Information departments of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco providing education on monetary policy and the Fed System to a variety of audiences.

Haltom has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of San Francisco.


Dr. Lisa Sturtevant

Dr. Sturtevant has been involved in research on economic, demographic, and housing market issues for more than 20 years. She currently serves as Chief Economist with Bright MLS, one of the largest multiple listing services in the country, serving over 100,000 subscribers across 6 states and the District of Columbia. In her role, she leads research and forecast activities for Bright, serving as a thought leader on the housing market.

Prior to her position at Bright MLS, Dr. Sturtevant was Chief Economist with Virginia REALTORS®. She was founder and president of LSA Planning, a housing consulting firm, and has served in other research capacities at non-profit organizations and universities.

Dr. Sturtevant completed her PhD in public policy from George Mason University, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland, and a BS in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University


Buddy Rizer

Buddy Rizer serves as the Executive Director for economic development in Loudoun County, Virginia, which was named the 2021 Economic Development Organization of the Year by the International Economic Development Council. He leads the agency responsible for encouraging growth and developing relationships with Loudoun’s business community in both the commercial and agricultural-based business sectors.  During his tenure, Rizer and his team have attracted more than $35 billion in new investment and tens of thousands of new jobs.

Rizer has been named a Tech Titan 5 times by Washingtonian Magazine, has been named one of the 50 most influential Virginians four times by Virginia Business Magazine, and was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 as one of the most influential businesspeople in Washington, DC.

Rizer serves as the Chair of the Northern Virginia Community College Foundation Board and is the Secretary of the Go Virginia Region 7 Council.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and is a founding member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.

Rizer is a certified economic developer and a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Local Government Management Graduate Certificate Program.


Thank You Sponsors

Event Sponsor
Laurie MacNaughton, Atlantic Coast Mortgage

Breakfast Sponsor
Tim Kelly, LoanDepot

Coffee Sponsor
Paul Schoeny, Dose Moving & Storage
Table Sponsor
Steve Miller, Embrace Home Loans
Table Sponsor
Aimee Waltz, Ameris Bank