Agents


Dawna L. Ellis, CPA, CCIM
Chief Financial Officer
757-640-8225
DawnaEllis@HarveyLindsay.com

Professional Experience

Dawna Ellis joined Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate in 1984. She is responsible for all operational functions of Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate. These include Accounting, Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Research, and Administrative Support. Dawna is ultimately responsible for implementing all company policies and coordinating company benefits including the 401 (k) plan, cafeteria plan, and employee benefit insurance policies. She monitors compliance with employment and labor laws. Dawna is also responsible for operational insurance policies such as liability, workers compensation, personal property and errors and omissions.

Prior to joining the company Dawna worked as a research and development accountant for Lombert Lenses in Norfolk, Virginia.

Education and Designations

  • Old Dominion University (1986)
    Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    BS in Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (1988)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Manager Designation (1993)
  • Leadership Hampton Roads Graduate (2004)
  • CIVIC Leadership Institute (2014)

Board Involvement

  • Harvey Lindsay Commercial Real Estate Board of Directors (1986 – Present)
  • HL Development Services Group Board of Directors (2003 – Present)
  • FOR Kids Board (2004 – 2011)
  • Leadership Hampton Roads Board (2004 – 2007)
  • Virginia Martial Arts Center Advisory Board (2000 – Present)
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Board (2010 – Present)

Community Leadership Roles

  • Alliance Church Sunday School Teacher (2002 – Present)
  • ForKids Board President (2007 – 2009)
  • ForKids Executive Committee (2005 – 2010)
  • ForKids Finance Committee (2004 – 2010)
  • ForKids Real Estate Committee (2004 – 2010)
  • Future Business Leaders Speaker (2005 – Present, various dates)
  • Harvey Lindsay Marketing Chair (2003 – Present)
  • Junior Achievement Speaker (2004 – Present, various dates)
  • Kuniba Kai International Executive Committee (2007 – 2013)
  • ODU Business Honor Society Speaker (2006 and 2009)
  • USA Karate Federation, member USA Olympic Committee (2007 – Present)
  • Virginia Martial Arts Center Black Belt Club Treasurer (1998 – 2004)
  • Virginia Martial Arts Center Instructor (1999 – Present)
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Human Resources Committee (2010 – Present)
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Executive Committee (2011 – Present)
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Vice Chair (2012-2013)
  • Volunteer Hampton Roads Chair (2013-Present)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Woman in Business Achievement Award from Inside Business – 2006
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Award - 2008
  • CREW Groundbreaking Women Award – 2009
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Divisional Volunteer Leadership Award - 2014
  • Shodan (1st degree black belt) from Kuniba Kai International – 1999
  • Nidan (2nd degree black belt) from Kuniba Kai International – 2003
  • Sandan (3rd degree black belt) from Kuniba Kai International – 2005
  • Iaido Shodan (1st degree black belt Japanese sword) Kuniba Kai International - 2008
  • Yondan (4th degree black belt) from Kuniba Kai International - 2009
  • National Teaching Certification from Kuniba Kai International – 2005
  • USA Karate Federation, member of the USA Olympic Committee, Judge C License-2002
  • USA Karate Federation, member of the USA Olympic Committee, B License-2011

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